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Cantata

   1.4.2  

KDE Sound Application

Score 90%
Cantata
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Homepage:  Link
Downloads:  2980
Submitted:  Dec 21 2011
Updated:  Sep 28 2014

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:

1.4.2
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1. When guessing song details from filename (due to missing tags), remove any extension - not just three letter extensions!
2. In tag editor, only show '(Various)' hint for the 'All tracks' entry.
3. Also capitalise composer in tag editor.
4. Resize device properties dialog when changing transcoder.
5. Initialise sidebar icon sizes before constructing.
6. Display multiple genres as separate entries in playlists page genre combo.
7. Resize cover in grouped view if it is too wide.
8. In context view, when creating links to similar artists compare artists names case-insensitively.
9. Fix downloading of podcasts when url is redirected.
10. If 'force single click' is disabled, then double-click on icon view will not add artist/album to playqueue but navigate into.
11. When using Cache config page to clear disk cover/scaled-cover cache, also clear memory cache.
12. Allow to change stream, and online-service, filter search category without closing current search field.
13. Fix combo-box text changed signal for Qt5 builds.
14. Don't have double spacer when cover-widget is hidden.
15. Fix crash in context view if song tracks changed quickly.
16. Better method of setting disabled opacity for monochrome icons.
17. Fix parsing of podcast RSS files containing "content" tag.
18. Set user-agent for podcast URL queries, otherwise requests can fail.
19. Use https://googledrive.com/host/XXX and not https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=XXX for stream provider URLs, etc. Seems like the drive.google.com URLs have download limits.
20. Fix crash when changing buttons of dialogs in Qt builds.
21. Fix setting of played state for podcasts.
22. Fix display of unplayed podcast episode counts.
23. Check if downloading podcasts in closeEvent() as well as quit()
24. If initial settings wizard is canceled, ensure that it is shown at next start.
25. Ignore empty station names in shoutcast and dirble.
26. Fix potential crash when parsing cue files.
27. Replace any of (/ ? < > \ : * | ") with underscore when creating cover file cache names under windows.

1.4.1
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1. Remove unused var warning when compiling without online services.
2. Remove some moc/QObject warnings in KDE builds without streams or http server.
3. Update current song to scrobble, even if disabled, so that when enabled we can scrobble.
4. Seems like MPDSribble itself is broken with regards to sending "love" status, so remove MPDScribble from list of scrobblers.
5. Last.fm replies are XML, so decode these properly!
6. Don't log scrobbler session key to debug file.
7. Remove extra margin in podcast settings dialog.
8. When adjusting track numbers in tag editor, start from first actual track.
9. Only enable 'center on current track' action if there is a current track.
10. Use comma to split multiple genres in tooltip and table views.
11. Don't URL encode scrobble keys, just values.
12. If now playing has been sent, track has not been scrobbled, then when track is played after beeing paused for more than 5 seconds resend now playing.
13. Rescrobble, and re-send now playing, if track is repeated.
14. Exceptions are required for all non Qt5 builds.
15. Fix crash in settings dialog when some system-tray options removed.
16. Use QIcon::fromTheme to set system-tray icon.
17. Fix compilation with older ffmpeg versions.
18. Fix compilation with taglib versions older than 1.8
19. Use KDE cmake macro to enable exceptions in KDE builds.
20. Don't alter text of 'Other Views' tab in preferences dialog if streams, online, and device support are disabled - as there are still 2 views; folders and search.
21. Only remove cached scaled covers if updated via cover dialog.
22. If auto-splitter hide is disabled, then restore sizes.
23. ReplayGain settings only valid for MPD v0.16 onwards.
24. Don't center align context view headers and images - as this does not always work for images.
25. Attempt to align song view selector with header.
26. Remove 'Add albums in random order' from search view context menu.
27. Remove mention of streams from initial settings wizard file settings.
28. Fix updating of playqueue background when option changed in preferences dialog.
29. Fix reading of playqueue, and context, backdrop settings.
30. Fix uneven view heights when touch friendly setting is enabled.

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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 Thanks so much

 
 by lionhater on: Aug 18 2013
 
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Best audio player gets still better.


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 Can't build 1.1.1

 
 by steveke on: Aug 21 2013
 
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Hello Craig.

I'm having difficulties building 1.1.1 This is where it goes wrong:
Quote:
Scanning dependencies of target translations
/home/steve/Builds/CCR/cantata/src/cantata-1.1.1/po/es.po:3038: duplicate message definition...
/home/steve/Builds/CCR/cantata/src/cantata-1.1.1/po/es.po:3003: ...this is the location of the first definition
/usr/bin/msgfmt: found 1 fatal error
make[2]: *** [translations] Error 1
make[1]: *** [po/CMakeFiles/translations.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2

Thanks a lot for Cantata!
Cheers,
Steve


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 Re: Can't build 1.1.1

 
 by CraigD on: Aug 22 2013
 
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Looks like I broke the translations in 1.1.1 - will fix for 1.1.2. For now, either jsut disable building of translations (-DCANTATA_TRANSLATIONS=none ?) or use those from 1.1.0


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 Re: Re: Can't build 1.1.1

 
 by steveke on: Aug 24 2013
 
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Ok thanks!


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 Supressing suspend

 
 by Atronach on: Aug 30 2013
 
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Hi,
do you think you can implement a suspend-supressing feature? I hate when i leave the PC idle with Cantata playing and it suddenly gets to sleep/hibernation. I've proposed it over at MPD forum http://forum.musicpd.org/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=135 so every frontend would benefit but they seem to ignore me. E.g. Amarok recently received such feature too.


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 Re: Supressing suspend

 
 by CraigD on: Sep 1 2013
 
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I'll consider adding this to the 1.2 release.


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 Re: Supressing suspend

 
 by CraigD on: Sep 2 2013
 
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If you can, please checkout the latest trunk version of Cantata. I've added some code to implement this - however, I have not actually tested it! :-)


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 Re: Re: Supressing suspend

 
 by Atronach on: Sep 3 2013
 
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I checked the latest trunk right now and verified it works! However I had only managed to compile it with nonstandard cmake options (-DENABLE_KDE=OFF) otherwise it would not compile successfully so I can't tell it will work under the standard -DENABLE_KDE=ON but so far so good.


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 Re: Re: Re: Supressing suspend

 
 by CraigD on: Sep 3 2013
 
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odd. Anyway, I'll fix the KDE compile issue later. The KDE version should work, as I 'borrowed' the code from Amarok. For the Qt-only side, I had to add more code - seing as it does not use KDE's solid.


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 Build fails when KDE in not in /usr

 
 by distopic on: Sep 8 2013
 
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I have KDE in /opt and make fails not being able to find KDE includes. Maybe CMake should test for KDE prefix instead of assuming /usr.

Good player though!


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 Re: Build fails when KDE in not in /usr

 
 by CraigD on: Sep 8 2013
 
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The install files says to run:

cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix` -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release


Did you pass CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX to cmake?


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 Re: Re: Build fails when KDE in not in /usr

 
 by CraigD on: Sep 8 2013
 
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Further to this, the KDE includes should be set via cmake itself. So, this appears to be an issue on your system.


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 Re: Re: Re: Build fails when KDE in not in /usr

 
 by distopic on: Sep 9 2013
 
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Yep I ran cmake properly, been compiling KDE since 4.6. Getting the hang of it by now. This isn't an issue building other KDE apps which is why I flagged it here. I also tried setting -I/opt/kde-4.11/include through ccmake but it didn't seem to take. In the end I simply copied the includes to /usr and it built fine.


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 subset info view

 
 by zeltakc on: Sep 27 2013
 
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Hya CraigD

have been bogged down at work past year but really impressed with Cantata progress. i was wondering if one could ask to have the wiki and band info as options and leave just a clean lyrics windows? i cant seem to find the option if one exists.

Is this the preferred way to communicate or should one use the google code page?

take care

Z.


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 Re: subset info view

 
 by CraigD on: Sep 29 2013
 
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You can place the info-view in the sidebar. Then, if the sidebar is small, there will be a combo below allowing you to control the part that is shown (artist, album, or lyrics).

I see no point to just having lyrics in the non-sidebar context view.


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 cantata-1.1.3: make ends with error

 
 by asaf on: Oct 9 2013
 
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Hello,

[ 88%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/cantata.dir/replaygain/rgdialog.o
[ 88%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/cantata.dir/replaygain/tagreader.o
[ 88%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/cantata.dir/replaygain/jobcontroller.o
[ 89%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/cantata.dir/devices/mtpdevice.o
/home/mm/Downloads/cantata-1.1.3/devices/mtpdevice.cpp: In Elementfunktion »void MtpConnection::updateFiles()«:
/home/mm/Downloads/cantata-1.1.3/devices/mtpdevice.cpp:451:17: Fehler: »LIBMTP_FILETYPE_FOLDER« wurde in diesem Gültigkeitsbereich nicht definiert
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/cantata.dir/devices/mtpdevice.o] Fehler 1
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/cantata.dir/all] Fehler 2
make: *** [all] Fehler 2

please help
asaf


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 Re: cantata-1.1.3: make ends with error

 
 by CraigD on: Oct 9 2013
 
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LIBMTP_FILETYPE_FOLDER is defined in libmtp.h

Which version of libMTP do you have on your system? My is 1.1.5 - and has this defined.

The only solution I can see, is for you to disable MTP support.


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 Re: Re: cantata-1.1.3: make ends with error

 
 by asaf on: Oct 9 2013
 
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Hello,

I think, thats a little bit too old:
rpm -qa | grep mtp
msmtp-1.4.23-1pclos2011
libmtp8-1.0.4-2pclos2011
libmtp-devel-1.0.4-2pclos2011
libmtp-utils-1.0.4-2pclos2011


> The only solution I can see, is for you to disable MTP support.

I try it.
Many thanks

asaf


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