Install Quod Libet (Music Library/Editor/Player) on Ubuntu 15.10

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Quod Libet is a GTK+-based audio player written in Python, using the Mutagen tagging library. It’s designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (don’t worry, regular searches work too). It lets you display and edit any tags you want in the file, for all the file formats it supports.

Unlike some, Quod Libet will scale to libraries with tens of thousands of songs. It also supports most of the features you’d expect from a modern media player: Unicode support, advanced tag editing, Replay Gain, podcasts & Internet radio, album art support and all major audio formats -- see the screenshots.

Ex Falso is a program that uses the same tag editing back-end as Quod Libet, but isn’t connected to an audio player. If you’re perfectly happy with your favorite player and just want something that can handle tagging, Ex Falso is for you.

Quod Libet Features

Audio Playback

Multiple audio back-ends (GStreamer, xine-lib)
Replay Gain support
Auto-selects between ‘track’ and ‘album’ mode based on current view and play order
Applies clipping prevention whenever available
Configurable default (fallback) and pre-amp values to suit any audio setup
Multimedia key support
Real shuffle mode, that plays the whole playlist before repeating
Weighted (by rating) random playback
Proper ‘Previous’ support in shuffle mode
A play queue
Bookmarks within files (or playlists, with a plugin)

Editing Tags

Full Unicode support
Make changes to many files at once
Make changes across all supported file formats
Tag files based on their filenames with configurable formats
Rename files based on their tags
No ugly %a, %t patterns -- more readable [artist], [title] instead
Fast track renumbering
See full instructions at Editing Tags

Audio Library

Watch directories and automatically add/remove new music
Hide songs on removable devices that may not always be there
Save song ratings and play counts
Lyrics downloading and saving
Internet Radio (“Shoutcast”) support
Audio Feeds (“Podcast”) support

User Interface

Simple user interface to Just Play Music if you want
Useful as a small window or maximized, no feeling cramped or wasted space
Album cover display
Full player control from a tray icon
Recognize and display many uncommon tags, as well as any others you want. Especially useful for classical music.

Library Browsing

Simple or regular-expression based search
Constructed playlists
iTunes/Rhythmbox-like paned browser, but with any tags you want (Genre, Date, etc)
Album list with cover art
By directory, including songs not in your library

Python-based plugins

Automatic tagging via MusicBrainz and CDDB
On-screen display popups
Last.fm/AudioScrobbler submission
Tag character encoding conversion
Intelligent title-casing of tags
Find (and examine / remove) near-duplicate songs across your entire collection
Audio fingerprinting of music
Control Logitech Squeezebox devices.
Scan and save Replay Gain values across multiple albums at once (using gstreamer)

File Format Support

MP3, Ogg Vorbis / Speex / Opus, FLAC, Musepack, MOD/XM/IT, Wavpack, MPEG-4 AAC, WMA, MIDI, Monkey’s Audio

UNIX-like integration

Player control, status information, and querying of library from the command line
Can used named pipes to control running instance.
Now-playing is available as a fixed file

Install Quod Libet (Music Library/Editor/Player) on Ubuntu 15.10

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lazka/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install quodlibet exfalso

Screenshots


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