Qmmp Audio Player 1.2.1 Released with FFmpeg 4.0 Support

qmmp-audio-player

Qmmp, a Qt based music player with winamp or xmms like interface, reached the 1.2.1 release (and 0.11.1 for qt4) a few days ago.

The new Qmmp release features FFmpeg 4.0 support, and adds feature to change default user interface. Other changes include:

  • fixed playlists moving
  • fixed openbox support (1.2.1 only)
  • fixed kwin support (1.2.1 only)
  • fixed mp3 detection
  • fixed seeking by mouse wheel
  • fixed build with Qt 5.11 (1.2.1 only)
Qmmp Qt Multi Media Player

How to Install Qmmp 1.2.1 (0.11.1) in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

The official PPA has made the both releases for all current Ubuntu releases, including Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 13/17/18, and their derivatives.

1. Open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “Terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:forkotov02/ppa

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

qmmp-ppa

2. If you have a previous version installed, now launch Software Updater (Update Manager) and upgrade Qmmp after checking for updates:

upgrade Qmmp music player

Or you can run following commands to install or upgrade the audio player:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install qmmp qmmp-plugin-pack

The command will install the Qt4 version (0.11.1 release) in Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 14.04, and install the Qt5 version (1.2.1 release) in Ubuntu 16.04 and higher.

For Ubuntu 16.04 and higher users who want to install the Qt4 version of Qmmp, run following commands instead:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install qmmp-qt4 qmmp-plugin-pack-qt4

How to Uninstall:

To remove Qmmp multimedia player, either use Synaptic Package Manager or run following commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove qmmp* qmmp-plugin-pack* && sudo apt-get autoremove

And you can remove the PPA by going to System Setting -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

About ml

ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.

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