HOW TO INSTALL QUOD LIBET MUSIC LIBRARY IN UBUNTU 16.04 – A BEST AUDIO PLAYER FOR LINUX
In this article we are going to learn How to install Quod Libet audio player in Ubuntu 16.04. Quod Libet is a open source music library for Linux operating system. It can also be used as music player. Quod Libet was initially developed by Quod Libet Team on year 2004 using Python programming language and released under GNU GPL license. This application was designed based on GTK+. Quod Libet music library makes it easy to manage your music files and a nice user friendly application to play music. You can customize the source code of this application by downloading it from Github.
Now let’s have a look at features of Quod Libet music library :
- It’s an cross platform application available for major operating system’s i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS.
- Quod Libet audio player supports various music file formats i.e. WMA, Opus, Wavpack, MP3, MIDI…etc…
- Supports Internet radio.
- Display list of your album with cover art.
- You can download and save the lyrics of music’s from internet through Quod Libet.
- You can control the Quod Libet music library through tray icon.
- Supports Multimedia key.
- Catagorize music’s by different tags eg: title, artist, album-list….etc..and also edit or customize tags.
- Supports Unicode text format.
For more information’s and features of Quod Libet you can visit the official website.
Follow the below steps to install quod libet music library in Ubuntu 16.04 – a best audio player for Linux
Before start the installation of Quod Libet audio player we have to install the PPA repository for that as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu 16.04. So to install the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lazka/ppa # Install PPA Repository gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpimchkkzb/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpimchkkzb/pubring.gpg' created gpg: requesting key 5806C7C4 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com gpg: /tmp/tmpimchkkzb/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created gpg: key 5806C7C4: public key "Launchpad stable" imported gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1) OK
After installing the PPA repository let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command to take effect.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB] Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB] Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB] Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/lazka/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [1,304 B] Get:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/lazka/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [1,052 B] Fetched 328 kB in 2s (136 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done
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After updating the packages & repositories now we are ready to install the Quod Libet music library package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install quodlibet # Install Quod Libet Package Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: libaubio4 libcppunit-1.13-0v5 libfftw3-3 libfftw3-long3 libgtkmm-2.4-1v5 liblilv-0-0 liblo7 liblrdf0 libltc11 libraptor1 librubberband2v5 libserd-0-0 libsord-0-0 libsratom-0-0 libsuil-0-0 libvamp-hostsdk3v5 libvamp-sdk2v5 libwxbase3.0-0v5 libwxgtk3.0-0v5 mc-data . . 0 upgraded, 12 newly installed, 0 to remove and 229 not upgraded. Need to get 1,567 kB of archives. After this operation, 7,580 kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation
As you can see above we have successfully installed the Quod Libet audio player package. Now to confirm the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l quodlibet # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii quodlibet 4.0.2-0~ppa0~xenial all audio library manager and player for GTK3
Now to open the application just type the command quodlibet on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ quodlibet # Open the Application
You can also open the Quod Libet music library application graphically using Search your computer box. Refer the snapshot below.
To uninstall the Quod Libet audio player app use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r quodlibet # Uninstall the Application (Reading database ... 213588 files and directories currently installed.) Removing quodlibet (4.0.2-0~ppa0~xenial) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
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