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Cantata

   1.5.2  

KDE Sound Application

Score 89%
Cantata
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Homepage:  Link
Downloads:  4259
Submitted:  Dec 21 2011
Updated:  Mar 23 2015

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:

1.5.2
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1. Fix Ubuntu Touch builds.
2. When refreshing search menu, clear items first!
3. Fix setting of cover when existing cover is embedded in music file.
4. Fix OSX executable name for case-sensitive filesystems.
5. Hide ratings widgets, etc, in tag editor for devices and Mopidy, etc.
6. Use Control+Alt+Number as shortcut to toggle an output.
7. Don't allow to set short-cuts for actions that are menus.
8. Add high-dpi support to Linux and Windows Qt5.4 builds.
9. When calculating ReplayGain, if peak value is less than 0.00001 then assume the calculation is invalid.
10. When parsing podcast RSS, if episode is marked as video (e.g. video/mp4) but the url ends in an audio extension then it is proably an audio podcast.
11. Correctly initialise seach category.
12. Fix potential crashes on refresh.
13. Fix duplicate notification when Cantata is started whilst playing, or when 'Replace Play Queue' is used.
14. Only show output change notification if outputs menu was not previously empty.
15. Construct a new config object, rather than changing group, to avoid any race conditions.
16. If fading volume on stop, then reset volume just before stopping. Some outputs (e.g. pulse audio) only allow setting a volume whilst playing.
17. If 'url' entry is empty in 'enclosure' section of podcast RSS file, then use 'guid' text as url - if possible.
18. Fix copying of covers to UMS, etc, devices if song is transcoded.
19. Add an option for 64 bit non KDE linux builds to install helper apps to lib64 instead of just lib. Pass -DCANTATA_HELPERS_LIB_DIR=lib64 to cmake.
20. In tag editor, only mark rating as changed if it has been.
21. For Linux non-KDE builds, use login1 interface to detect system resuming.
22. Enable scrobble 'love' button even if scrobbling is disabled.
23. Don't crash when detecting an audio CD with no tracks.
24. When playing a digitally imported (or JazzRadiom, etc) stream from the favourites section, then modify the URL if the user has a premium account (to match what existing behaviour is stream is played from the station list)
25. Workaround build issues with SpeexDSP 1.2rc2
26. Use correct stream icon in playqueue for streams with no song details.
27. Fix FreeBSD build.
28. Respect carriage returns when displaying comments in context view.
29. Fix replaygain calculation when ffmpeg is using planar formats.
30. Enable 'save' button when reading ratings from multiple files.
31. Fix cantata-remote script (used for Unity launcher integration) when this uses qdbus.
32. Fix display of rating in tag dialog when only 1 file is being edited.
33. Fix fetching of ratings in table style playqueue.
34. Don't convert -ve track, disc, or years to unsigned - set to 0.
35. Bundle openSSL libs with windows builds.




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 KDE - monochrome sidebar icons

 
 by Grely on: May 10 2013
 
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Cantata is superb - thanks for your job, but version 1.0.x with Monochrome icons ("sidebar" and "other action") on KDE looks not good (in my opinion). You can add option UI based only on Oxygen icons (as in version 0.9.2) or prepare secend source package with gui version 0.9.2?


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 Re: KDE - monochrome sidebar icons

 
 by CraigD on: May 10 2013
 
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1.1 will come with an entry in the s1debar context menu to switch monochrome icons off - but I'd already had 1.0 translated before adding the mono icons, so could not add to this release.


However, you can edit Cantata's config file (as detailed in the ChangeLog (item 99)), and this will turn off the monochrome icons the next time cantata is started.


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 Re: Re: KDE - monochrome sidebar icons

 
 by Grely on: May 10 2013
 
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Thanks for the advice. It works, but not for "streams" (sidebar) and "other action" (main toolbar).


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 Re: Re: Re: KDE - monochrome sidebar icons

 
 by CraigD on: May 11 2013
 
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Streams sidebar icon is not monochrome, but just gray scale. I could not find a coloured stream icon that worked with oxygen, gtk styles (e.g. ambiance), and on windows. If you can find one, then I will gladly use it. (it needs to be in svg format, or at least available in various sizes)

As to the menu button (other actions), this is coloured as per the font colour. I have no intention to change this, as I think it works fine with oxygen. its simple, and matches the chrome menu icon, and various menu icons on android.


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 binary file size ?!

 
 by AozRoon on: May 13 2013
 
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Hi,

Cantata 0.9.2 binary file size was 4.5Mo.
Cantata 1.0.1 binary file size is ~45Mo.

What could explain that ? Thank you !


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 Re: binary file size ?!

 
 by CraigD on: May 13 2013
 
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Which build? Qt, KDE, Windows???

My binary Linux Qt binary is 6M


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 Re: Re: binary file size ?!

 
 by AozRoon on: May 14 2013
 
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KDE (and you make me remind that the previous build I made was a Qt one)


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 Re: Re: Re: binary file size ?!

 
 by AozRoon on: May 14 2013
 
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(linux)


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 Re: Re: Re: binary file size ?!

 
 by CraigD on: May 14 2013
 
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Ah, looks like KDE builds have the debug symbols. You can remove these by runnig 'strip' on the executable. e.g.

strip cantata


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: binary file size ?!

 
 by CraigD on: May 14 2013
 
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Actually, if you tell cmake to create a Release build, then the executable is automatically stripped. e.g. when you call 'cmake' also pass:

-DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release

...I'll add this to the install instructions.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: binary file size ?!

 
 by AozRoon on: May 15 2013
 
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It works perfectly !


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: binary file size ?!

 
 by AozRoon on: May 14 2013
 
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Thank for the hint. I will try to clean up the binary at home tonight.

And thank you for this new cantata release !


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 QT5 HTTP stream playback

 
 by bosi1024 on: Jun 9 2013
 
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Hi,

will it be possible to migrate the HTTP stream playback to QtMultimedia for the QT5 build as phonon is notavailable in QT5?

Thank you!


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 Re: QT5 HTTP stream playback

 
 by CraigD on: Jun 10 2013
 
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Possible yes. Anytime soon? No. Not unless someone provides a patch.

Its not a feature I use, and it does not work very well with Phonon - hence disabled from builds by default.


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 Re: Re: QT5 HTTP stream playback

 
 by CraigD on: Jun 12 2013
 
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Feature is now in trunk (which will become 1.1)


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 Tutorial

 
 by alfkde on: Jul 24 2013
 
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Hi.

I want to know if there is some tutorial or manual about Cantata.

I have a problem with streams, I can not add them, Cantata shows:

Music folder not writeable.

And the config of mpd and the folders and files are in my home directory including music folder.

I don't know where search information.

Thanks.


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 Re: Tutorial

 
 by CraigD on: Aug 1 2013
 
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Which version are you using? There was a bug in versions prior to 1.0.3 where it would think the file was not writable.

Anyway, I'd suggest waiting for 1.1 - which I'll release probably next week. This has a *much* better interface for streams.


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 Re: Re: Tutorial

 
 by alfkde on: Aug 2 2013
 
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Thanks.

I think is the last version.

I resolved the problem. It was an option deactivated, the name is some like Store stream in folder music.


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 Wow..

 
 by elric80 on: Aug 16 2013
 
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Thanks a mill for Ubuntu/Ambiance new integration. Looks awesome.


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 Re: Wow..

 
 by CraigD on: Aug 17 2013
 
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Glad you like it - but Ambiance integration has been in since 1.0.0 :-)


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 configure cantata

 
 by chepioq on: Aug 17 2013
 
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I want test cantata, I compile and install, but when I launch it, in connections details window, I don't know how...

I open port 6600, but what I do with Host(or local socket) and password field ?

password is my user password or root password ?

And Host ?

When I click on connect button I have this error message :
Connection to "Default" (localhost:6600) failed.


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 Re: configure cantata

 
 by CraigD on: Aug 17 2013
 
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Do you want to run MPD in system-wide mode? ie. have your music collection shared between all users? IF so, do you have MPD configured, and running on your machine? The password entry refers to the password you have configured in MPD's settings.

Alternatively, you can have Cantata start, and control, a per-user instance of MPD. This will only be accessible to Cantata, and to the current user. For this to function, you must also ensure that MPD is installed.


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