Monday, May 16

Lightweight Music Player DeaDBeeF 0.5.0 Released

Lightweight music player DeadBeeF has reached version 0.5.0 after six months of development. Numerous bug fixes and features have landed into this version. 

Main Changes
  • Added support for multichannel output
  • Improved replaygain support, with new options
  • Added new playlist plugin API
  • Added new plugin for importing and exporting M3U and PLS formats
  • Added Edit->Sort By menu entry, with flexible sort options
  • Added "Shuffle albums" mode
  • Improved metadata editing, allowing modification of any text fields, including custom fields
  • Added support for editing metadata for multiple selected tracks
  • Improved Album Artist support
  • Added album covers to notifications
  • Title formatting now gives access to any track properties
  • New option to auto-rename playlist when adding folders
  • Multiple mp3 plugin improvements, both speed and stability
  • Added new ZIP plugin, to add/play files from zip files without unpacking
  • Multiple improvements in playlist sorting and grouping
  • Multiple fixes in gtk widget rendering (playlist, tab bar, etc)
  • Added OSS device selection to gui configuration
  • Reworked plugin list UI, to make bigger description field
  • New plugin Soundtouch: resample, change pitch/tempo, timestretch, etc
  • Added support for files larger than 2Gb in size
  • Fixed CD Audio plugin freeze after switching CDs
  • Added support for switching GUI plugins to preferences window
  • Fixed rendering of right-to-left text in playlist group titles
  • Fixed mp3 gapless playback 
  • Improved search speed
  • Many more features and bugfixes. Full changelog here

Packages are currently building in PPA and should be available in few hours. Just run the following commands and an update will be pushed to you.

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

You can download both 32bit and 64bit packages from PPA.


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