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Cantata

   1.5.1  

KDE Sound Application

Score 90%
Cantata
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Homepage:  Link
Downloads:  3218
Submitted:  Dec 21 2011
Updated:  Oct 30 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:

1.5.1
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1. Show correct separators for windows builds.
2. Supply TagLib 1.9.1 for windows builds.
3. Convert filename to UTF16 before passing to TagLib for windows builds.
4. When emiting signal to say cover is loaded, need to adjust size by pixel ratio.
5. Fix updating of toolbar coverwidget if cover is downloaded after song has started.
6. Fix compilation when online services disabled.
7. Fix dynamic playlists with no include rules.
8. Re-add option to show artist images in tree and list views.

1.5.0.1
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1. Add missing libtag.dll to windows setup.

1.5.0
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1. Remove cover size setting, set automatically.
2. Artist images only shown in grid view.
3. No images, or icons, shown in basic tree view.
4. Remove GUI option to control saving of scaled covers. This is enabled by default, and can be toggled via the config file.
5. Don't re-load view when sort changes.
6. Simplify view config pages.
7. Use QUrl with server details to build HTTP address used to compare MPD http file paths against.
8. Store song ratings in MPD's sticker DB. Ratings stored using 'rating' key and values 0 to 10. In the UI, ratings are show as 5 stars.
9. If we fail to download a cover, don't keep trying next time song is played.
10. Simplify toolbar cover widget, no border.
11. Allow preference dialog to shrink smaller. If screen size is less than 800px, then views page is re-arranged to allow much smaller dialog, category selector uses smaller icons, and headers are removed.. You can check this setting by calling cantata as follows: CANTATA_NETBOOK=1 cantata
12. Support MPDs "find modified-since" with MPD 0.19 and newer. If a number is entered it is taken to be 'modified since X days in past', otherwise a date should be entered (e.g. 01/12/2001 to find all tracks since 1st Dec 2001) Cantata will first try to convert from your locale date format, default date format, and then ISO date format.
13. Show covers in search results.
14. Show performer in cover tooltip if this is set and different to album artist.
15. Always large action icons for grid view.
16. Increase gap between add and play icons in grid view.
17. Disable volume fade on stop by default - this is really something MPD itself should implement.
18. Remove 'Add albums in random order' from view context menus.
19. Reorganize playqueue context menu.
20. Use 'Metadata' and not 'Tags' as metadata/tags view in context song pane.
21. Minor changes to song progress slider.
22. Show covers in playlist tree and list views.
23. Use read-only editable combo for filename in tag editor, so that text can be selected.
24. Also read /com/canonical/desktop/interface/scrollbar-mode to determine if overlay scrollbars have been disabled.
25. Add note about 'AlbumArtist' tag to initial settings wizard.
26. Use QDesktopWidget::logicalDpiX()/96.0 to set DPI scale factor.
27. Expand ~/ to QDir::homePath() when read from UI.
28. Save QDir::homePath()/ as ~ in config file, and convert when read.
29. Allow all bar title and artist columns to be hidden in playqueue.
30. Add option to disable song info tooltips.
31. Only show icons in message widget buttons if style uses icons for dialog buttons.
32. Add option to have separate play queue search action - enabled by default.
33. Revert back to storing scaled covers as JPG. PNG is taking too much space, especially with retina displays.
34. Read ArtistSort, AlbumArtistSort, and AlbumSort from MPD. If found, use these to sort items.
35. Add 'Full Refresh' action - cuases caches to be removed, and models to be completely refreshed.
36. Add actions to mark podcast as episode as listened or new.
37. Add action to cancel podcast downloads.
38. Download podcasts sequentially.
39. Configurable limit to auto podcast downloading.
40. When starting, remove any previous partial podcast downloads.
41. Don't make media keys backend configurable, auto detect the best one.
42. Remove Gtk combo popup size hack.
43. Fix Qt5 translations.
44. Add button to status bar to eanble/disable playback of MPD HTTP output stream.
45. Show notification when outputs changed.
46. Connect MPRIS stopAfterCurrent signal to correct action.
47. Add prev/play/pause/etc actions to Unity launcher, and to windows taskbar entry.
48. Fix current track highlight in grouped view under windows for header item.
49. Use same selection drawing for all views.
50. Fix size of collapsed window in windows builds.
51. If run under Unity or OSX, then place close buttons on left.
52. Fix auto-marking of played downloaded podcasts when connected via a local socket.
53. Fix playback of local files by inbuilt HTTP server.
54. In catata-tags.exe set unhandled exception handler, to prevent windows crash dialog appearing.
55. If a command fails to be sent to MPD, and the socket is in an error state, then reconnect and update status and playqueue.
56. For windows builds, when window is not focused, draw sidebar selection as a darkened background.
57. If MPD supports https, then there is no need to convert SoundCould URLs.
58. If playlist is loaded and replaces playqueue, then start playback of first track.
59. Custom/thin scrollbars for context view.
60. If fail to read a Gtk setting from DConf then try GSettings.
61. Send a message (default to 'status') at least once every 30 seconds to keep command connection alive.
62. Fix inconsistent default cover sizes.
63. French translation - thanks to Jaussoin Timothée.
64. Seek 5seconds when control (or command for Mac) and lef/right arrow keys are pressed. (Seek setting may be changed via config file - refer to README for more details.)




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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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