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How to Install VLC 3.0 in Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint

How to Install VLC 3.0 in Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 19:55:48 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

VLC (VideoLAN Client) is an open source highly portable Media Player that designed to run various video and audio media files, including mpeg, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, wmv, mp3, dvds, vcds, podcasts, ogg/vorbis, mov, divx, quicktime and streaming of multimedia files from various online networks like Youtube and other network sources.

Recently, VideoLan team announced the major release of VLC 3.0 with some new features, number of improvements and bug fixes.

VLC 3.0 Features

  • VLC 3.0 “Vetinari” is a new major update of VLC
  • Activates hardware decoding by default, to get 4K and 8K playback!
  • It supports 10bits and HDR
  • Supports 360 video and 3D audio, up to Ambisonics 3rd order
  • Allows audio passthrough for HD audio codecs
  • Stream to Chromecast devices, even in formats not supported natively
  • Supports browsing of local network drives and NAS

Find out all the changes in VLC 3.0 in the release announcement page.

Suggested Read: Install VLC Media Player in RHEL/CentOS 7/6 and Fedora 27-22

Installing VLC Media Player in Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint

The recommended way of installing latest VLC 3.0 version on Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint using official VLC PPA repository.

Launch terminal by doing “Ctrl+Alt+T” from the desktop and add a VLC PPA to your system, by running following command.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:videolan/stable-daily

Next, do an update of system local repository index.

$ sudo apt-get update

Once, you’ve done index update, let’s install VLC package.

$ sudo apt-get install vlc

Important: User’s who are using older versions of Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint, can also use above PPA to install/upgrade to latest VLC version, but the PPA only installs or upgrades to whichever latest VLC version available (latest VLC version offered by this PPA is 2.2.7).

So, if you’re looking for more latest version, then consider upgrading your distribution to latest version or use Snap package of VLC, which provides VLC 3.0 stable in snap packaging system as shown.

$ sudo apt install snapd
$ sudo snap install vlc

Suggested Read: 10 Best Open Source Video Players For Linux in 2015

VLC Screenshots

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VLC Player Running on Ubuntu 16.04

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VLC Player Running on Ubuntu 16.04

VLC also offers packages for RPM based and other Linux distributions, including source tarballs, that you can download and install them from THIS PAGE.

CMUS (C* Music Player) – A Console Based Audio Player for Linux

CMUS (C* Music Player) &-8211; A Console Based Audio Player for Linux &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 19:49:46 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

CMus is an open source ncursed based lightweight, fast and powerful terminal audio player for Unix/Linux like operating systems. It was released and distributed under GNU General Public License (GPL) and runs exclusively through a terminal based user interface.

CMus was designed to run on a text-only user interface, that reduces the resources required to run the application on older computers as well as systems where X window system isn’t available.

CMus application was originally developed by Timo Hirvonen, but he discontinued development around in 2008. Later it was named “cmus-unofficial” and then taken over by SourceForge in November 2008. In February 2010, it was merge into the official project named “cmus“.

Cmus Features

  1. Added support for many audio formats including MP3, MPEG, WMA, ALAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, Musepack, Wav, TTA, SHN and MOD.
  2. Faster start-up with thousands of tracks.
  3. Continuous playback and ReplayGain support.
  4. Steaming of Ogg and MP3 tracks from Icecast and Shoutcast.
  5. Strong music library filters and live filtering.
  6. Play queue and excellent compilations handling.
  7. Easy to use directory browser and customizable colors with dynamic keybindings.
  8. Added Vi style search mode and command mode with tab completion.
  9. Easily controlled via cmus-remote command (UNIX socket or TCP/IP).
  10. Runs on Unix-like systems, including Linux, OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and Cygwin.
  11. For more core features visit THIS PAGE.

Installing CMUS Audio Player on Ubuntu/Debian and Linux Mint

To install CMus music player, open a terminal window by hitting “Ctrl+Alt+T” from the Desktop and run the following command to install it.

$ sudo apt-get install cmus
Sample Output
[sudo] password for sfnews: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  java-wrappers libjs-cropper libjs-prototype libjs-scriptaculous libphp-phpmailer libphp-snoopy tinymce
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  cmus-plugin-ffmpeg libao-common libao4
Suggested packages:
  libesd0 libesd-alsa0
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  cmus cmus-plugin-ffmpeg libao-common libao4
0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 36 not upgraded.
Need to get 282 kB of archives.
After this operation, 822 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Get:1 raring/main libao-common all 1.1.0-2ubuntu1 [6,610 B]
Get:2 raring/main libao4 i386 1.1.0-2ubuntu1 [37.7 kB]
Get:3 raring/universe cmus i386 2.5.0-1 [228 kB]
Get:4 raring/universe cmus-plugin-ffmpeg i386 2.5.0-1 [9,094 B]
Fetched 282 kB in 18s (15.5 kB/s)                                                                                                                             
Selecting previously unselected package libao-common.
(Reading database ... 218196 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libao-common (from .../libao-common_1.1.0-2ubuntu1_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package libao4:i386.
Unpacking libao4:i386 (from .../libao4_1.1.0-2ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package cmus.
Unpacking cmus (from .../archives/cmus_2.5.0-1_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package cmus-plugin-ffmpeg.
Unpacking cmus-plugin-ffmpeg (from .../cmus-plugin-ffmpeg_2.5.0-1_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up libao-common (1.1.0-2ubuntu1) ...
Setting up libao4:i386 (1.1.0-2ubuntu1) ...
Setting up cmus (2.5.0-1) ...
Setting up cmus-plugin-ffmpeg (2.5.0-1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place

In case your package manager doesn’t provide an up to date version of cmus, you can get it from the adding following repository on your systems.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jmuc/cmus
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install cmus

Installing CMUS Audio Player on RHEL/CentOS and Fedora

CMus audio player can be installed on Red Hat based system, using third party repository. So, let’s install and enable RPMForge repository on your systems. Once you’ve rpmforge enabled on your system, you can install using following ‘yum command‘.

- yum install cmus
Sample Output
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base:
 * rpmforge:
 * updates:
rpmforge                                                              | 1.9 kB     00:00     
rpmforge/primary_db                                                   | 2.7 MB     00:53     
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package cmus.i686 0:2.4.1-1.el6.rf will be installed
Dependencies Resolved

 Package                  Arch       Version                            Repository      Size
 cmus                     i686       2.4.1-1.el6.rf                     rpmforge       294 k

Transaction Summary
Install      1 Package(s)

Total download size: 1.0 M
Installed size: 2 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/1): cmus-2.4.1-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm 					294 kB     	00:13  

Installing : cmus-2.4.1-1.el6.rf.i686                                   		23/23 
Verifying  : cmus-2.4.1-1.el6.rf.i686                                   		17/23 

  cmus.i686 0:2.4.1-1.el6.rf                                                                                                                                   


Starting CMus

To launch first time, just type `cmus` in a terminal and press ‘Enter‘. It will start and open an album/artist view, which looks something like this.

$ sudo cmus
Start CMUS Music PlayerStart CMUS Music Player

Start CMUS Music Player

Adding Music to CMus

Open file browser view by pressing “5” and add some music. The view should be something similar to like this.

Start CMUS Music PlayerAdd Songs to CMus Music Player

Add Tracks to CMus Music Player

Use arrow keys to select the folder and hit ‘Enter‘ to navigate to the folder where you’ve stored all audio files. To add audio files to your library, use arrow keys to select a file or folder and press ‘a‘ key, will take you down to the next line (so it’s easy to add a lots of files/folders). So, start adding files or folders by pressing ‘a‘ on to your library. Once you’ve added music files, save them by typing “:save” on command prompt of cmus and press ‘Enter‘.

Start CMUS Music PlayerCMUS Library View

Adding Tracks to CMus Music Player

Playing Tracks From The CMus Library

To play track simply type ‘2‘ to get the library view. You will get something similar to like this.

Start CMUS Music PlayerPlaying Songs in CMus Player

Playing Tracks in CMus Player

Use the ‘up‘ and ‘down‘ keys to choose a track, that you like to play and press ‘Enter‘.

Use the ‘up‘ and ‘down‘ arrow keys to select a track you’d like to hear, and press ‘Enter‘ to play it.

Some CMus keys to control Play
Press *c* to pause/unpause
Press right/left to seek by 10 seconds
Press **/*>* seek by one minute
Press "r" to repeat the track
Press "s" to random order to play all tracks.

Managing The Queue

Suppose your are listening to a song, and want to play next song of your choice, without interrupting the currently running track. Simply go to the track that you want to play next and type ‘e‘.

To view/edit queue, press ‘4‘ and your queue view should looks like a simple library view.

Start CMUS Music PlayerAdd Songs to CMus Queue

Add Tracks to CMus Queue

If you would like to change the order of the tracks, you can by hitting ‘p‘ keys. To remove a track from the queue list, simple use ‘*shift-D‘.

The Playlist

The playlist mode on ‘3‘, but before moving to playlist view, lets add some songs. Press ‘2‘ to get the library view and go to the track that you want and press ‘y‘ to add. Now type ‘3‘ to go the newly created playlist.

Start CMUS Music PlayerAdd Songs to CMus Playlist

Add Tracks to CMus Playlist

Similar to queue view, where you can use ‘p‘ keys and ‘d‘ keys to move and delete songs from the playlist.

Search for track

To search a track go to the library view by pressing ‘2‘ and then press ‘/‘ to start a search. Type a track name you’re looking for. CMus will start searching for tracks that have all those words in them. Press ‘Enter‘ to get out of search mode and press ‘n‘ to find the next match.

Start CMUS Music PlayerFind Songs in CMus Player

Search Tracks in CMus Player

CMus Customization

As I said Cmus has bunch of very cool settings to tweak, like changing track disk numbers, enabling replaygian support or changing the keybindings. To get the quick view of current keybindings and settings, press ‘7‘ and to change setting or keybind use (up/down keys) and press ‘Enter‘.

Start CMUS Music PlayerCMus Customization

Change Keybindings and Settings

Quit CMus

Once you’ve done, press ‘:q‘ and hit ‘Enter‘ to quit. This will save all your library, settings, playlist and queue.

Further Reading

CMus application comes with a great reference manual. Here I not covered most of features and commands like ‘loading‘ and ‘saving‘ playlists, managing and controlling cmus remotely using ‘cmus-remote‘ command, etc. For more commands and options use *man cmus* in a terminal or read the following reference page.

Cmus Reference Manual

Guayadeque Music Player 0.3.5 Released – Install on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora and Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Guayadeque Music Player 0.3.5 Released &-8211; Install on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora and Ubuntu/Linux Mint &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 19:46:37 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

Guayadeque Music Player is a fully featured music management program that designed on GStream media framework to manage large collection of smart playlists. It also has support for ipod and portable device, downloads album covers automatically, play and record shoutcast radios, support, lyrics download and many more elegant features.

Guayadeque 0.3.5 Features

  1. Album browser zoon mode allow you to select and view tracks.
  2. Added load defaults in shortcuts preferences.
  3. Added cue support
  4. Allow to change language via Preferences -> General
  5. Dynamic playlists can be sorted by any criteria.
  6. Collections support added. Now you can add many collections as per your need.
  7. Many Bug fixes

There aren’t new features, but few interesting features such as “new collection“, with this feature you can create a separate collection for instance, creating a collection name for different music stored in different locations etc.

To create a new collection, Open Source > New Collection > Collection > Click + sign and then give a new collection name and add some folders to it as shown below.

Guayadeque New CollectionGuayadeque New Collection

New Collection

The new collections added under “Sources“, you can select to Show them on the panel.

Installing Guayadeque on Ubuntu 13.10/12.10/12.04 and Linux Mint 15/14/13

Guayadeque can be installed using many difference methods. You can install using a PPA (Personal Package Archives) or Compile from the source code directly. But here we are using easiest PPA method under Ubuntu and Mint.

Open a command line by hitting “Ctr+Alt+T” and add the source PPA to your repository.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:anonbeat/guayadeque
$ sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install guayadeque 
- sudo apt-get install guayadeque-svn

The PPA provides two different versions: “guayadeque” and “guayadeque-svn“. The package “guayadeque” is a updated stable release and whereas “guayadeque-svn” package is more updated, but can be more unstable.

If you prefer to install latest Guayadeque, use the “guayadeque-svn” package instead “guayadeque“.

Installing Guayadeque on RHEL/CentOS 6.4/6.3 and Fedora 19/18

Guayadeque is not yet available under RHEL / CentOS and Fedora repositories. So, here we are using source code to install and build.

Open a terminal as root and install following dependencies packages using YUM package manager tool.

- su


Now install the packages required for building from source code.

- yum groupinstall "Development Tools"

Now install needed dependencies packages to build. Run the following command to install those missing packages.

- yum install cmake gcc-c++ gettext wxGTK wxGTK-devel taglib-devel sqlite-devel libcurl-devel gnutls-devel dbus-devel gstreamer-devel flac-devel libgpod-devel - subversion subversion-libs

You are now ready to install and build Guayadeque directly downloading the source code.

- wget
- tar -xvf guayadeque-0.3.5.tar.bz2
- cd guayadeque-0.3.5
- ./build
- make install

Now you’ve successfully installed and build Guayadeque in your system. To start it go to Applications > Sound & Video > Guayadeque Music Player.

At the first start-up, you will get a screen similar to below.

Guayadeque New CollectionInstall Guayadeque Player in Linux

Guayadeque Media Player

Guayadeque can also be available for other Linux distributions at installation page.

KDE Plasma Media Center 1.1 Released – Install on Fedora 19/18/17 and Ubuntu 13.04/12.10

KDE Plasma Media Center 1.1 Released &-8211; Install on Fedora 19/18/17 and Ubuntu 13.04/12.10 &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 19:45:44 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

The KDE project team happy to announce the release of 1.1 version for KDE’s Plasma Media Center (PMC) – A one stop solution for media and entertainment developed by the KDE folks. Plasma Media Center is used to explore music, images and watch videos on Desktops, Tablets, TVs, Netbooks and other mobile devices that supports KDE software. The PMC is designed using Plasma and KDE technologies and offers feature rich experience to media lovers.

The PMC (Plasma Media Center) software provides a user to browse media files from the local system or using KDE Desktop Search functionality to retrieve and view all available media files, view photos from Flickr or Picasa online, able to create playlists from the available media files and play media files randomly and sequentially.

Plasma Media Center

This PMC stable release has the basic set of following features.

  1. Browse media files from the local filesystem.
  2. Use KDE Desktop Search to find and view all available media files.
  3. View photos from picasa and flickr online.
  4. A shiny new YouTube Integration that lets you search and play videos right inside the media center.
  5. Create playlists of media files and play them sequentially or randomly.
  6. Developers can develop plugins for it.

For a more detailed overview and list of changes and new features, please check out original announcement page.

Plasma Media Center 1.1 – Videos

Plasma Media Center 1.1 Screenshots

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How to Install Plasma Media Center in Fedora 19/18/17 and Ubuntu 13.04/12.10

At this moment it’s little difficult to install Plasma Media Center on systems, because currently there are no official .rpm or .deb packages are available and hence, we need to install and build it using source code.

At present Plasma Media Center can be installed on Fedora 19/18/17 and Ubuntu 13.104/12/10 (and higher versions). Please follow the below steps to install it.

For Fedora 19/18/17
- yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
- yum install kde-workspace-devel kdelibs-devel
- yum install qt-mobility-devel
- yum install taglib-devel
- yum install kffmpegthumbnailer
- yum install nepomuk-core-devel
For Ubuntu 13.04/12.10
$ sudo  apt-get install kde-workspace-dev kdelibs5-dev build-essential
$ sudo  apt-get install libdeclarative-multimedia
$ sudo  apt-get install libtag1-dev
$ sudo  apt-get install kffmpegthumbnailer
$ sudo apt-get install nepomuk-core-dev
Build Instructions

Once you’ve finish installing dependencies modules, let’s start build instructions (common steps for both Fedora and Ubuntu), use them carefully as mentioned below.

$ git clone git://
$ cd plasma-mediacenter
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix`
$ make -j(n+1)          // n = number of cores
$ sudo make install

Now here you will little confuse about what does “make -j(n+1)” means in the above command. Let me explain it for you. Let’s say, if you have Intel Core i3 processor, means you have two processors and your command would be like this “-j3“. So, just replace the command with number of cores you have.

Plasma Media Center Image 1Plasma Media Center Screenshot

Plasma Media Center Screenshot

That’s it. Plasma Media Center is now ready to try it. So, Why are you waiting for? Give it a try and have great fun with it. If you’ve facing issues while installing, please post your questions via comment section.

Xnoise 0.2.19 Media Player Relased – Install in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Fedora

Xnoise 0.2.19 Media Player Relased &-8211; Install in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Fedora &-8211; this Article or News was published on this date:2019-05-28 19:43:19 kindly share it with friends if you find it helpful

Xnoise is an open source media player for GTK+ with an excellent user interface, great speed and lots of other new features that allows users to listen music and play videos.

Xnoise can able to play every kind of video/audio format data. The Xnoise interface provides a easy search function where you can easily search the library and drag each artist, album or title to the track-list by in any order position.

Install Xnoise Media PlayerInstall Xnoise Media Player

Install Xnoise Media Player in Ubuntu

The queued tracks (audio or video) in track-list are played one-by-one without being removed and can be removed, inserted, re-ordered any track the way you want.

Recently, Xnoise 0.2.19 has been released and integrated a large number of new exciting features.

Xnoise 0.2.19 Features

  1. The last song in random mode now no more ignored.
  2. Implemented new GUI updates.
  3. Compilation of application with valac 0.22 is now possible.
  4. Various changes have done for settings dialog.
  5. Added media browser option to app menu.
  6. Fixes rendering background, desktop file fixes and Localization fixes.
  7. Play media files using GStreamer plugin from Youtube channels.
  8. Added search feature to new Album Art view.
  9. Automatic album art fetching.

To know the complete list of other changes and features, visit at xnoise-media-player.

Please watch the attached video by the Xnoise developer, where he demonstrating some of the features available in the Xnoise 0.2.19 version.

Installation of Xnoise 0.2.19 Media Player

From the Desktop, open the terminal by pressing CTRL + ALT + T and run the following commands to install Xnoise Media Player in Ubuntu/Xubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/11.10, Linux Mint 15/14/13 and Fedora 19/18.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shkn/xnoise
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install xnoise
On Fedora 19/18

Open a terminal and run the following command to install latest available xnoise version.

- yum install xnoise

Starting Xnoise 0.2.19 Media Player

Run the following command from the Desktop to start the Xnoise Media Player.

$ sudo xnoise
- xnoise
Xnoise Media Player Screenshots
Install Xnoise Media PlayerWelcome to Xnoise

Welcome to Xnoise

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Xnoise Album View

Install Xnoise Media PlayerXnoise 0.2.19 Version

About Xnoise 0.2.19 Version

Xnoise sources are available for download for other Linux distributions via GitHub.