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Cantata

   1.4.0  

KDE Sound Application

Score 90%
Cantata
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Cantata
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Homepage:  Link
Downloads:  2760
Submitted:  Dec 21 2011
Updated:  Jul 22 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:

1.4.0
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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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 Dynamic lists on Raspberry Pi?

 
 by julon on: Apr 16 2014
 
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Hi!

I'm using a Raspberry Pi as a music server (mpd from the Raspbian distribution), and I'd like to add your dynamic lists to the mpd server.

Can this be easily done? Or is there some kind of dreadful step such as arm6 cross-compilation involved?


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 Re: Dynamic lists on Raspberry Pi?

 
 by CraigD on: Apr 16 2014
 
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You need to install the cantata-dynamic perl script as a service on your raspberry pi.

There are some example init scripts in the dynamic/init folder of the source tarball. the main Cantata README also has a section about this - "Dynamic Helper Script - Server Mode"

When setup, you need to configure Cantata with the port number that you have configured your cantata-dynamic to use.


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 Re: Re: Dynamic lists on Raspberry Pi?

 
 by julon on: Apr 17 2014
 
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Oh ok, I didn't notice it was a Perl script. Thanks for the fast answer!

While I'm at it, I enjoy very much your application, but using the windows port on a touch screen is a bit cumbersome, as I can't scroll touchscreen-like with the finger in the middle of the window but instead I have to aim for the small scroll bars. The buttons (play, add, etc..) are also a bit small for fingers. Is there any plan for a more touch-friendly version?


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 Re: Re: Re: Dynamic lists on Raspberry Pi?

 
 by CraigD on: Apr 17 2014
 
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I don't actually use the windows version - I created it so my wife could use it on her latop if she wanted, but never did!

Cantata is currently being ported to Ubuntu Touch. But this version wont have dynamic playlists, tag editing, etc. I suppose that this /might/ make it easier to port to other touch environments.


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 Re: Re: Re: Dynamic lists on Raspberry Pi?

 
 by CraigD on: Apr 17 2014
 
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In touch mode, how do you add songs to the playqueue? Do you press and hold to get the context menu?

There is som e Qt code that I can use to make the views 'flickable' but it interferes with the selection...


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Dynamic lists on Raspberry Pi?

 
 by julon on: Apr 17 2014
 
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Ok, thanks for the info!

I'm actually using the windows port (how ingrateful of your wife, btw :D ) on an Asus Transformer T100, and I'll switch to Ubuntu on it as soon as it gets stable enough for daily use (the eternal driver problem on new devices)


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Dynamic lists on Raspberry Pi?

 
 by CraigD on: Apr 17 2014
 
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Can you send me an email? I have a pre-release version I'd like you to try. (I have no touch devices myself, so cant test)

My email address is in the AUTHORS file.


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 please help

 
 by arktika on: May 11 2014
 
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i have manjaro kde i try to install this great app but i take that from terminal can you help me?

[arktika@arktika build]$ make
[ 1%] Generating moc_qxtglobalshortcut.cxx
moc: Cannot open options file specified with @
Usage: moc [options] <header-file>
-o<file> write output to file rather than stdout
-I<dir> add dir to the include path for header files
-E preprocess only; do not generate meta object code
-D<macro>[=<def>] define macro, with optional definition
-U<macro> undefine macro
-i do not generate an #include statement
-p<path> path prefix for included file
-f[<file>] force #include, optional file name
-nn do not display notes
-nw do not display warnings
@<file> read additional options from file
-v display version of moc
3rdparty/qxt/CMakeFiles/qxt.dir/build.make:56: recipe for target '3rdparty/qxt/moc_qxtglobalshortcut.cxx' failed
make[2]: *** [3rdparty/qxt/moc_qxtglobalshortcut.cxx] Error 1
CMakeFiles/Makefile2:395: recipe for target '3rdparty/qxt/CMakeFiles/qxt.dir/all' failed
make[1]: *** [3rdparty/qxt/CMakeFiles/qxt.dir/all] Error 2
Makefile:136: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2


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 please help

 
 by arktika on: May 11 2014
 
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i have manjaro kde i try to install this great app but i take that from terminal can you help me?

[arktika@arktika build]$ make
[ 1%] Generating moc_qxtglobalshortcut.cxx
moc: Cannot open options file specified with @
Usage: moc [options] <header-file>
-o<file> write output to file rather than stdout
-I<dir> add dir to the include path for header files
-E preprocess only; do not generate meta object code
-D<macro>[=<def>] define macro, with optional definition
-U<macro> undefine macro
-i do not generate an #include statement
-p<path> path prefix for included file
-f[<file>] force #include, optional file name
-nn do not display notes
-nw do not display warnings
@<file> read additional options from file
-v display version of moc
3rdparty/qxt/CMakeFiles/qxt.dir/build.make:56: recipe for target '3rdparty/qxt/moc_qxtglobalshortcut.cxx' failed
make[2]: *** [3rdparty/qxt/moc_qxtglobalshortcut.cxx] Error 1
CMakeFiles/Makefile2:395: recipe for target '3rdparty/qxt/CMakeFiles/qxt.dir/all' failed
make[1]: *** [3rdparty/qxt/CMakeFiles/qxt.dir/all] Error 2
Makefile:136: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2


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 please help

 
 by arktika on: May 11 2014
 
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i have manjaro kde i try to install this great app but i take that from terminal can you help me?

[arktika@arktika build]$ make
[ 1%] Generating moc_qxtglobalshortcut.cxx
moc: Cannot open options file specified with @
Usage: moc [options] <header-file>
-o<file> write output to file rather than stdout
-I<dir> add dir to the include path for header files
-E preprocess only; do not generate meta object code
-D<macro>[=<def>] define macro, with optional definition
-U<macro> undefine macro
-i do not generate an #include statement
-p<path> path prefix for included file
-f[<file>] force #include, optional file name
-nn do not display notes
-nw do not display warnings
@<file> read additional options from file
-v display version of moc
3rdparty/qxt/CMakeFiles/qxt.dir/build.make:56: recipe for target '3rdparty/qxt/moc_qxtglobalshortcut.cxx' failed
make[2]: *** [3rdparty/qxt/moc_qxtglobalshortcut.cxx] Error 1
CMakeFiles/Makefile2:395: recipe for target '3rdparty/qxt/CMakeFiles/qxt.dir/all' failed
make[1]: *** [3rdparty/qxt/CMakeFiles/qxt.dir/all] Error 2
Makefile:136: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2


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 all ok!

 
 by arktika on: May 12 2014
 
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i install it with the last way for qt5!! all good! keep up the good work! and if you can put equalizer and lastfm scrobling!! thank you for that player!


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 Sorting

 
 by imruska on: Jun 5 2014
 
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I'd like to ask some refinement of sorting the albums, when possible.
For albums with more than one artists, Cantata offers two possibilities.

1. If "Group multiple artist albums under 'Various Artists' is checked, then each such album is put under Various Artists.
2. If "Group multiple artist albums under 'Various Artists' is unchecked, then
2a. When there is an Album Artist, the album is put under the Album Artist
2b. When there is no Album Artist, the tracks are put under the different artists.

What I would like:

3a = 2a.
3b. When there is no Album Artist, I would like to put the Album under 'Various Artists'.

Or put differently, I want possibility 1, the Album with multiple artists put under 'Various Artists' only when no Album Artist is given.


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 Re: Sorting

 
 by CraigD on: Jun 6 2014
 
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Actually, as of 1.4.0 (the next version), the "Group multiple-artist albums under 'Various Artists'" has been removed.

If you have no album-artist set for an album with multiple-artists, then I suggest you set one.


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 Re: Re: Sorting

 
 by imruska on: Jun 7 2014
 
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Then one more thing.

So, since the next version will sort on the basis of Album Artist, would it be possible to show the Artist of the tracks where the album has more than one Artist? I mean the way Cantata works now for albums under Various Artists?
Or at least show the Artist of those tracks where the Artist and the Album Artist is not the same?


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 Re: Re: Re: Sorting

 
 by CraigD on: Jun 9 2014
 
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Good point. For 1.4.0 If artist!=albumArtist, then tracks will be shown as "title - artist". This is how these are shown for various artists albums.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Sorting

 
 by imruska on: Jun 10 2014
 
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Well, you mean, showing them as artist - title, as currently, don't you?


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sorting

 
 by CraigD on: Jun 10 2014
 
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No, in 1.4.0 it is "title - artist" Pre 1.4.0 it as "artist - title" but this has been changed.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Sorting

 
 by imruska on: Jun 10 2014
 
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May I ask you why you've changed this?
It may be that the new arrangement is better for Pop music, but for Classical music artist - title arrangement is better (when the Artist is not the performer but the composer.)



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