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Cantata

   1.4.0  

KDE Sound Application

Score 90%
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Downloads:  2714
Submitted:  Dec 21 2011
Updated:  2 days ago

Description:

Cantata is a (yet another!) client for the music player daemon (MPD). Originally started as a fork of QtMPC, the code is now *very* different. Cantata can be compiled with KDE support, or as a pure Qt4 application. The interface is very configurable - most views can be shown as either a list or tree structure.

Currently Cantata has the following views:

1. Library - sorted as Album Artist (or Artist if Album Artist not set), Album, and finally Track.
2. Albums - displays albums as icons, sorted by their title.
3. Folders - displays MPDs virtual filesystem. (This view is hidden by default)
4. Playlists
5. Dynamic - dynamic playlists
6. Streams - allows saving of internet radio URLs, searching for stations via TuneIn or ShoutCast, station listings from; Digitally Imported (+Sky, JazzRadio, RockRadio), TuneIn, IceCast, ShoutCast, SomaFM, etc.
7. Online - Jamendo, Magnatune, SoundCloud, and Podcasts
8. Devices - enables copying from/to USB-Mass-Storage (UMS) and MTP devices, and ripping AudioCDs

The sidebar has a context menu, allowing you to control its style and what items are shown.

Refer to http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Client:Cantata, and https://cantata.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/README, for further information.




Changelog:

1.4.0
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Main new features in this release:
1. Use external helper app to read/write tags. Isolates Cantata from TagLib crashes.
2. Lyrics auto-scroll.
3. Option to auto-switch to context view.
4. Toolbar reorganisation.
5. Comment tag support for tag-editor and dynamic playlists.
6. Attempt to respect menubar usage of current DE.
7. Reduce memory used by covers.
8. Artists and albums with new tracks shown in bold.
9. 'Touch Friendly' option - increases button widths, and makes views flickable.
10. Multiple genre support.
11. Streams now stored in '[Radio Streams]' MPD playlist. Compatible with MPDroid development version.
12. Use MusicBrainz AlbumId (if set) to differentiate albums. This helps if you have multiple releases of the same album.
13. Search for streams via dirble.
14. Reduce supplied stream providers to IceCast, ShoutCast, Drible, and TuneIn. Provide dialog to download others from Google drive.
15. Qt-only by default.
16. Scrobbling.
17. Show song lyrics, information, and tags, in context view.




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 Song information

 
 by imruska on: Jun 7 2014
 
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Hi Craig,

Would it be possible to show in the song information panel the information embedded in the song in the comment tag? I mean the way Cantata now handles lyrics. When lyrics tag is set, it is shown, when lyrics tag is not set, Cantata tries to get it from the Internet.
So I would like Comment from the comment tag, and when there is no comment tag, Cantata could get info from the Internet.
It may be that many people do not want Cantata to work this way, then could one at least set the priority? So I would opt for Comment (or Information or whatever) tag first, whereas others could opt for information from the Internet.


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 Re: Song information

 
 by CraigD on: Jun 9 2014
 
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Well, currently song information is not shown - only lyrics. I'm not 100% convinced that the comment field is used for song information - but then I never use this field! I know that one user is using it to store ratings, as it is a field indexed by MPD.

I could fetch song info from wikipedia, and display under the lyrics. But then things start getting messy. I need to give this more thought...


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 Re: Re: Song information

 
 by imruska on: Jun 10 2014
 
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What I meant was the leftmost column which gets Artist Information from the Internet. I meant if Cantata could optionally display information stored e.g. in the Comment tag instead of this Artist information, just as in the rightmost panel Cantata can display either information (Lyrics) stored in the tags, or information (Lyrics) from the Internet.


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 Re: Re: Re: Song information

 
 by CraigD on: Jun 10 2014
 
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No, that would maken no sense. The flow is Artist -> Album -> Track. i.e. getting more specific from left -> right.

The comment field, is (probably) per-track specific (at least it would be read per-track). Therefore, it belongs on the right.

Sorry, but I really dont see theft artist-column as the best place to put it. What is in the comment field that would need to be displayed in the context view?


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Song information

 
 by imruska on: Jun 10 2014
 
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Since I have mostly Classical music, I store the actual performers (the vocal soloists, choir orchestra in a Bach cantata, all the singers in a cappella music e.g. Josquin mass) in the comment tag.
Cantata does not display the Comment tag anywhere.

If you'd prefer to display somewhere the Performer tag that would also be allright.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Song information

 
 by CraigD on: Jun 11 2014
 
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So, IMHO, what would be better would be to somehow display all tags (artist, album artist, composer, performer, comments, etc) in the right-most pane.

Currenty I have added (for 1.4.0) song information to the right pane. You can toggle between showing lyrics, or information. Perhaps a 3rd 'toggle' to show tags? e.g. show either lyrics, information, or tags?


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Song information

 
 by CraigD on: Jun 11 2014
 
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If possible, please checkout the trunk version of cantata. The instructions are on the googlecode page.


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 Re: Song information

 
 by imruska on: Jun 15 2014
 
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I have mixed feelings.
1. It's great that Artist is shown when it's other than the Album Artist. But for me - using mostly Classical music - it would be better to have "Artist - Title" order.
Could this be made configurable? "Title - Artist" as default, but "Artist - Title" for those who choose this option?

2. Showing all tags is working. It could be even better if you could open the file in an external tag-editor (which you can define at Preferences), so one could even change them.

3. Information. This does not work for me. Which tag - or what kind of information - is this supposed to show?

4. What I don't like:
The title of Cantata shows too much information, Title by Artist on Album. For me "Artist - Title" would be sufficient. Moreover, Cantata translates "by" and "on" on my system language when playing mp3 files, but they remain "by" and "on" when playing Flac, or m4a (AAC) files.



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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Song information

 
 by CraigD on: Jun 15 2014
 
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1. It is "title - artist" because in some tracks artist=albumArtist, in which case you have (e.g.) "01 SongName". For others the artist might be "album artist featuring X" in which case you would have "01 Song Name - artist ft X" In both cases the *title* comes first. This is consistent.

2. Cantata itself can already edit most tags (those supplied by MPD). If there was an XDG compliant way of calling (e.g.) xdg-open -edit filename.mp3 then I would do this. However, I dont feel like adding yet an other config item to pick an external tag editor. (The context-view is now read-only - even lyrics will be edited in an external editor from 1.4.0 onwards)

3. It shows information about the song. But, this probably will not work for classical music. It attempts to get info from wikipedia or last.fm

4a. Really? The text is elided - so if there is too much info the "song by artist" would still get displayed (unless there is still too little space). So, you might have "Song Name by Track Artist on The Album" which /might/ get truncated to "Song Name by Track Artist on ..." and you are complaining that its no "Song Name -Track Artist". Splitting hairs...

4b. Not sure why the partial translation - as the same piece of code is used. However, trunk has *not* been sent out to tranlsators just yet - and will not until I have decided to make no more string changes.



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 ReplayGain calculation and Greek language

 
 by ntasos on: Jun 12 2014
 
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My mpd music directory is in: "/home/ntasos/Μουσική" and when I try to add replaygain tags cantata shows the message "Failed".
After reading a previous post about folder names with accents, I created a symlink: "/home/ntasos/mpd" that points to my music dir and replaygain works, except for songs that contain greek letters.

I tested on cantata 1.3.4 and on my own build from source.
I'm running openSUSE 13.1.

I hope you could fix it, but anyway cantata is realy great, thanks


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 Re: ReplayGain calculation and Greek language

 
 by CraigD on: Jun 12 2014
 
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Ah, you are correct! The replaygain calculation is performed by a separate helper app - the issue must be somehere here. I'll look into this, and fix for 1.4.0

For future issues, please cratea bug report on Cantata's googlecode page.


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 Re: ReplayGain calculation and Greek language

 
 by CraigD on: Jun 12 2014
 
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If you can, please checkout the trunk version - this should be fixed now.

(Instructions are on the googlecode page)


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 Re: Re: ReplayGain calculation and Greek language

 
 by ntasos on: Jun 13 2014
 
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Yes, it's fixed.

Thanks again, you're doing an amazing job.


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 Add stream URL problem.

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The add stream to favorites does not work, because I always get this error messages: No such song
meanwhile the stream playing....
Other RPM packagesfrom 1.4.0 release available here:
ftp://ftp.blackpanther.hu/blackPanther/OS/updates/v11.1/cantata-1.4.0-1bP.i586.rpm


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 Add stream URL problem.

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The add stream to favorites does not work, because I always get this error messages: No such song
meanwhile the stream playing....
Other RPM packagesfrom 1.4.0 release available here:
ftp://ftp.blackpanther.hu/blackPanther/OS/updates/v11.1/cantata-1.4.0-1bP.i586.rpm

ps: "hide to tray" option please


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 Re: Add stream URL problem.

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 by CraigD on: 12 hours ago
 
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Add stream to favouries does work - I have just tried. Both from the playqueue, and from the streams tab.

However, favourite streams are now saved in an MPD playlist - so if you have playlists disabled, or not configured correctly, then you will have issues.

Minimise to system tray is already there - and has been for some time.

kde-apps is not the place for reporting bugs, etc - please use the googlecode page.


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 Re: Re: Add stream URL problem.

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Ok, thank you to fast reply...

The systray question, sorry. I'm don't see first time, I found in settings. Very nice application, congratulation.


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