Install DeaDBeeF 0.5.2 in ubuntu using PPA

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DeaDBeeF (as in 0xDEADBEEF) is an audio player for GNU/Linux, BSD, OpenSolaris and probably other UNIX-like systems.

What is new in 0.5.2

fixed reading id3v2 and apev2 tags from raw AAC files
fixed proxy authentication bug in vfs_curl plugin
added OpenIndian b148 support (Kevin van der Vlist)
improved APE performance
fixed freeze bug in alsa plugin on x86_64
added automatic creation of directory structure to the converter plugin
few fixes in random and shuffle modes
improved automatic config saving
added support for ffmpeg-0.8 (Igor Murzov)
fixed rename/remove playlist crash when no playlist was selected plugin will now split multiline fields when scrobbling
few bug fixes / improvements in cuesheet support
fixed writing non-ascii id3v1 tags
pressing enter/play in paused state will now play selected track (bugfix)
fixed content-length handling after redirects in vfs_curl plugin
artwork plugin now supports png by default
fixed rdb check in aac adts parser, this means improved aac support (by ??)
fixed rare aac crash
added EXTM3U support
m3u and pls files are now supported only via Load Playlist menu
fix off-by-one error in convstr_id3v2 (gohai)
improved support for the case when an M3U file contains URIs of other M3Us
improved volumebar tooltip (xent)
replaygain preamp improvements (Jan D. Behrens)
ignore embedded album cuesheets in single-track files
experimental GTK3 support, can be enabled with ./configure --enable-gtk3
Vala is not used in this project anymore
vorbis plugin will now try to open .OGA files
GME plugin: added fadeout support, fixed intro/looping, fixed headerless files support (e.g. some GYM), improved gzipped files detection
added auto-resizing support to playlist columns
DUMB, AudioOverload, SHN, Mono2Stereo plugins are now back in the main tarball
default PulseAudio buffer is set to 8K
added FLAC embedded album covers (Tydus)
added "Album Artist" support to shuffle albums mode
fixed several memory leaks
config file parser now supports blank values
added %L %X %Z to title formatting for "selected playback length", "selected track count", "current channel configuration" respectively
added new commandline switch --gui to select GUI plugin
added WM/Year field support to ffmpeg plugin
fixed reading embedded covers from id3v2.4
added optional "Album Artist" support to
aac: improved duration scanner, fixed infinite loop in mp4ff ATOM_UNKNOWN handler
avoid scanning/loading plugins twice when XDG_LOCAL_HOME is the same as install directory (Thynson)
improvements in the command line handling code (Eugene Debrev)
shellexec now supports quoting strings for more flexibility
fixed resampler dsp plugin auto-configuration when the player is started for the 1st time
plugin API now allows to extend playlist context menu
added "audio/ogg" mime-type support
fixed playing mp4/aac files with id3v2 tags

Install DeaDBeeF 0.5.2 in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexey-smirnov/deadbeef
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install deadbeef


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8 Responses

  1. Quarck says:

    The only one true audioplayer for *nix

  2. Matias says:


  3. Chris says:

    Create piece of software. Default player in ArchBang Linux.

  4. Tom says:

    Tried to install this in 12.04 and I got this:

    W: Failed to fetch 404 Not Found

  5. Chris says:

    There are not yet packages released for 12.04 on this ppa.

  6. aladar says:

    just install the .deb from ppa. it works in precise

  7. Niki says:

    How to install .deb from PPA?
    I’m novice to UBUNTU and have 12.04.
    I know how to install .deb, but how to find this specific one for Deadbeef?

  8. jaka says:

    nice info, thanks for sharing d^_^b

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