Exaile Music Player version 3.3.0 Ubuntu’s PPA

With no major release in more than 2 years, many thought Exaile, once a pretty popular music player (it was even the default Xubuntu music player), was dead. But it turns out that’s not the case and a new version – 3.3.0 codenamed “jump” -, has been released a few days ago.

Exaile, an application designed with Amarok 1.4 in mind, but for GTK, comes with many of KDE’s Amarok 1.4 features, along with some extras. Since our last post on Exaile dates back to 2010, here’s a quick features overview:

  • can handle large music libraries
  • tabbed playlists
  • plugins support which includes a huge list of plugins
  • cover fetching
  • CD playback, iPod and USB mass storage support
  • advanced tag editor
  • ReplayGain support
  • equalizer with presets
  • Moodbar integration
  • multimedia keys
  • lyrics fetching
  • dynamic playist
  • Last.fm support
  • many many other features

List of significant changes

Here’s a list of the most important changes in the latest Exaile:

  • New / updated plugins: A-B Repeat, BPM Counter: manually set BPM per track, Group Tagger, History: keep history of played tracks and export them to a playlist, Inhibit Suspend, Last.fm Loved Tracks, Main Menu Button: moves the main menu into a single Chrome-like button, MusicBrainz Covers, OSD: completely rewritten with new options, Preview Device: allows playing audio over a secondary device, useful for DJs
  • Lots of threading issues which resulted in hangs during playback and upon startup have been fixed
  • Asynchronous cover fetching
  • Improved import of media from drag drops
  • New playlist column: scheduled playback time of tracks
  • Tracks and playlist import from and export to arbitrary locations (like network locations)
  • Revamped cover chooser and cover manager
  • Completely new, provider-based menu system
  • Completely rewritten playlist API (cleaner, more flexible and extensible, move and copy tracks arbitrarily between playlists)
  • Support relative paths in playlist import/export
  • Tag handling: support albumartist for MP3/MP4
  • Many UI tweaks and fixes
  • Lots of improvements made to Exaile for Windows, including an installer

PPA Repos

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install exaile exaile-plugin-contextinfo exaile-plugin-ipod exaile-plugin-moodbar exfalso

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