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Musikcube Terminal Based Music Player

Musikcube is a terminal-based cross-platform music player that runs natively on all most operating systems such as Windows, macOS, as well as Linux. It has an audio engine built-in, performs metadata indexing, built-in library management, as well as a streaming audio server. Furthermore, it runs smoothly on Raspberry Pi with a custom DAC (e.g. IQaudIO DAC+), and can output 24bit/192k audio comfortably. Before we proceed on how to install musikcube terminal based music player on ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its features.

Musikcube Terminal Based Music Player

Musikcube Features

  • It has a native Android app version called musikdroid, that connects to musikcube servers
  • Can be used as a streaming audio client and/or a remote control for playback on a headless server
  • It is a cross-platform c++ library
  • Ideal for developers as a backend for creating or prototyping apps that play music
  • Out of the box, it provides file scanning capability, index tagging, gapless as well as crossfading playback
  • Offers a play queue management system, playlist crud, an extensible plugin architecture
  • Has support for libraries containing 100,000+ audio tracks
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The most recent release is musikcube 0.21.1, and this comes with updates to few of the symbols used for drawing things like dropdowns and checkmarks so they work with a wider variety of fonts

How to install Musikcube Terminal Based Music Player on Ubuntu 17.04 and below

  • Install the following libraries and their development packages
sudo apt-get install build-essential clang cmake libboost-thread1.61-dev libboost-system1.61-dev libboost-filesystem1.61-dev libboost-date-time1.61-dev libboost-atomic1.61-dev libboost-chrono1.61-dev libogg-dev libvorbis-dev libflac-dev libfaad-dev libncursesw5-dev libasound2-dev libpulse-dev pulseaudio libmicrohttpd-dev libmp3lame-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev
  • Run following commands to compile it
git clone https://github.com/clangen/musikcube.git

cd musikcube

cmake .

make

sudo make install
  • To laucn app, run the following command
musikcube

How to remove musikcube from Ubuntu

sudo apt remove musikcube

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