Sayonara Music Player 0.9.2 Released, How to Install in Ubuntu 16.04

Sayonara Music Player

The lightweight Sayonara music player has reached the 0.9.2 release with some new features and bug-fixes.

Sayonara is a lightweight Linux audio player written in C++ with the Qt framework, it uses Gstreamer as audio backend.

Though it’s small in size and low in CPU and memory usage, Sayonara holds a lot of features like:

sayonara-winamp-mode
  • Manage large music library
  • ID3-tag editor
  • Equalizer
  • MP3 converter
  • Podcasts
  • Webstreams
  • Stream recorder
  • Speed adjustment
  • Dynamic playlists
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Audio track bookmarks with optional loop function
  • Lyrics

The latest 0.9.2 release adds support for pitch control, speed control not affecting pitch, bookmarks for supporting podcasts, and an option to toggle System tray icon on/off.

Also add back gstreamer bad dependency, fix lyrics bug and a few other bugs.

How to install Sayonara 0.9.2 in Ubuntu:

It’s recommended to install the player using its official PPA, so to receive future updates easily via Software Updater. So far Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 17 and 18 are supported.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lucioc/sayonara

Type in your password (no visual feedback) and hit Enter.

Sayonara PPA

2. To upgrade from a previous, launch Software Updater after adding the PPA, and install available updates after checking for updates:

upgrade Sayonara Music Player

To install it from the first time, you can install it via command:

sudo apt update; sudo apt install sayonara

Uninstall Sayonara Music Player:

To uninstall the player, use Synaptic Package Manager or run command:

sudo apt remove sayonara && sudo apt autoremove

And the PPA can be removed via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.