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Install DeaDBeeF Ultimate Music Player Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.04

DeaDBeeF (as in 0xDEADBEEF) is an audio player for GNU/Linux systems with X11 (though now it also runs in plain console without X, in FreeBSD, and in OpenSolaris).

To install DeaDBeeF on Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.04 open a Terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following lines:

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

When DeaDBeeF is installed you can find it under Applications -> Audio & Video -> DeaDBeeF


DeaDBeef Homepage

Main features (the list is most likely far from complete):

  • mp3, ogg vorbis, flac, ape, wv, wav, m4a, mpc, cd audio (and many more)
  • sid, nsf and lots of other popular chiptune formats
  • ID3v1, ID3v2.2, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, APEv2, xing/info tags support
  • character set detection for non-unicode id3 tags – supports cp1251 and iso8859-1
  • unicode tags are fully supported as well (both utf8 and ucs2)
  • cuesheet (.cue files) support, with charset detection (utf8/cp1251/iso8859-1)
  • tracker modules like mod, s3m, it, xm, etc
  • HVSC song length database support for sid
  • gtk2 interface with efficient custom widgets
  • no GNOME or KDE dependencies
  • minimize to tray, with scrollwheel volume control
  • drag and drop, both inside of playlist, and from filemanagers and such
  • control playback from command line
  • global hotkeys
  • multiple playlists
  • album artwork display
  • 18-band graphical equalizer
  • metadata editor
  • user-customizable groups in playlists
  • user-customizable columns with flexible title formatting
  • radio and podcast support for ogg vorbis, mp3 and aac streams
  • gapless playback
  • plugin support; bundled with lots of plugins, such as global hotkeys and last.fm scrobbler; sdk is included
  • duration calculation is as precise as possible for vbr mp3 files (with and without xing/info tags)
  • was tested and works on x86, x86_64 and ppc64 architectures. should work on most modern platforms

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