Installation Guide Media Players

How to Install Cantata Music Player for Linux

Cantata Music Player is a feature-rich and user friendly client for Music Player Daemon (MPD). MPD is a background application that can be used to play music. Cantata can be compiled with KDE support, or as a pure Qt4 application. The interface is very configurable – most views can be shown as either a list or tree structure.

Cantata Music Player Features

  • Support for Qt4, Qt5, KDE, MacOSX, and Windows.
  • Multiple MPD collections.
  • Highly customisable layout.
  • Songs grouped by album in play queue.
  • Context view to show artist, album, and song information of current track.
  • Simple tag editor.
  • File organizer – use tags to organize files and folders.
  • Ability to calculate ReplyGain tags. (Linux only, and if relevant libraries installed)
  • Dynamic playlists.
  • Online services; Jamendo, Magnatune, SoundCloud, and Podcasts.
  • Radio stream support – with the ability to search for streams via TuneIn, ShoutCast, or Dirble.
  • USB-Mass-Storage and MTP device support. (Linux only, and if relevant libraries installed)
  • Audio CD ripping and playback. (Linux only, and if relevant libraries installed)
  • Playback of non-MPD songs – via simple in-built HTTP server if connected to MPD via a standard socket, otherwise filepath is sent to MPD.
  • MPRISv2 DBUS interface.
  • Support for KDE global shortcuts (KDE builds), GNOME media keys (Linux only), and standard media keys (via Qxt)
  • Ubuntu/ambiance theme integration – including dragging of window via toolbar.
  • Basic support for touch-style interface (views are made ‘flickable’)
  • Scrobbling.
  • Ratings support.

Cantata Music Player

See Cantata 2.1.0 Changelog for details of latest release

How to Install Cantata 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17.x with KDE

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/cantata

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mpd cantata

How to remove Cantata from Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17.x with KDE

sudo apt-get remove mpd cantata

Install Cantata 2.1.0 Qt version on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Linux Mint 17.x with KDE

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/cantata-qt

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mpd cantata

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