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Cantata

   1.4.2  

KDE Sound Application

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Cantata
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Homepage:  Link
Downloads:  3060
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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 Cantata version ?

 
 by AozRoon on: Jul 10 2012
 
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Hi,

Where in the application is it possible to see the version we are running ? Version is not mentioned within "About Cantata"...

And thank you for this new version !


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 Re: Cantata version ?

 
 by AozRoon on: Jul 10 2012
 
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Sorry, pressing "F5" repost my question...


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 keyboard shortcut

 
 by marthy on: Jul 22 2012
 
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Hello
Since last update (0.8.1), configure shortcuts disappeared.


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 Re: keyboard shortcut

 
 by CraigD on: Jul 23 2012
 
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Still there for me. You did build the KDE version? Only the KDE version supports configuring of keyboard shortcuts - as it uses the KDE infrastructure.


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 Re: Re: keyboard shortcut

 
 by marthy on: Jul 26 2012
 
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Hello
0.8.2 did not change anything. (http://ompldr.org/vZXZrbA.png) It use the same way of compilation as old versions (http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=55187)
I deleted all configuration files (~/.kde4/share/config/cantatarc, ~/.config/cantata/cantata.conf and ~/.cache/cantata. For now, I have no more ideas.


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 Re: Re: Re: keyboard shortcut

 
 by CraigD on: Jul 26 2012
 
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As I said, ONLY the kde version has this, and it's still there. Sounds like you are using the qt-only build.

Nothing has changed in 0.8.2 for this, as nothing needs to be changed.


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 Re: Re: Re: keyboard shortcut

 
 by CraigD on: Aug 6 2012
 
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Your screenshot proves that you are using the qt-only build. You need to recompile with KDE libraries in order to get the shortcuts dialog.


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 Re: Re: Re: Re: keyboard shortcut

 
 by marthy on: Aug 26 2012
 
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Sorry, I was away for a moment.
I figured out that on my Archlinux, cmake could not find automoc4, that's why It was a qt-only build (-- KDE4 not found, because Automoc4 not found.). I fixed it by adding "export Automoc4_DIR=/usr/lib/automoc4" in my .bashrc and here we go !
Thanks for your patience


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 automagic deps

 
 by Nikoli on: Jul 29 2012
 
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Hello, thank you for nice app.

Cantata has several optional deps and features, but all of them are automagic. Please add cmake options for disabling them even if required package is installed and found. It is required for gentoo USE flags.

http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/qa/automagic.xml


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 Re: automagic deps

 
 by CraigD on: Aug 6 2012
 
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I've just commited support for this. This will be in 0.8.3. However, if you can please checkout the latest from SVN and confirm the changes.

Also, in future - please report bugs/wishes on the googlecode page. I'll see them sooner :-)


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 support for new mpd tags

 
 by zeltakc on: Aug 14 2012
 
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Hya

How are you? i recently found out the new mpd 0.17 has support for a bunch of user customizable tags. i was wondering if we could have finally proper support for rating. i know the free desktop common rating filed is 'FMPS_Rating'. more info on FMPS can be found here:

http://gitorious.org/xdg-specs/xdg-specs/blobs/master/specifications/FMPSpecs/specification.txt


using this common rating field will allow to import already available ratings within file and write the new ones into the common field.

This would be great for dynamic/smart/etc playlists

Thx again

Zeltak


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 Re: support for new mpd tags

 
 by CraigD on: Aug 15 2012
 
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And how do you configure MPD to look at the FMPS_Rating tag?

To use this tag in any meaningful way, it needs to be recognised by MPD. To use it in dynamic playlists I need to be able to ask mpd 'find Genre "Metal" FMPS_Rating "1"' So that it will find all Metal songs with a rating of 1. If MPD does not read and store the tag - then it is effectively useless.


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 mpd ratings

 
 by zeltakc on: Aug 16 2012
 
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hya craigD

im not to technical with all the mpd struture or how its built but i got this idea after someone mentioned in #mpd that the new version 0.17 can read/write(?) various new tags including multiple user defined ones. if you want i can ask around on #mpd but it would be better if you could ask cirrus directly.

thx for considering this

oh offtopic ncmpcc just implemented proper queueing using the new mpd priority system..pretty cool :)

Z.


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 Re: mpd ratings

 
 by CraigD on: Aug 16 2012
 
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...never used 'irc'. All I need to know is;
1. How to retrieve the tag via MPD
2. How to use the tag in searches


As to queue support - Cantata already has this. Or is there something missing?


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 Re: Re: mpd ratings

 
 by Rasi on: Aug 16 2012
 
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http://git.musicpd.org/cgit/master/mpd.git/commit/?id=ffea273a28179d2b5bbc24f967517bcf80940c63

This is the commit. I am trying to find the documentation for it. mpd wikia is a total mess.


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 rating

 
 by zeltakc on: Sep 28 2012
 
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hi craig

how are you?

any thought on the above (the rating stuff)?

thx

Z


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 Re: rating

 
 by CraigD on: Sep 28 2012
 
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As stated above:

What I need to know is;
1. How to retrieve the tag via MPD
2. How to use the tag in searches

Until the above is answered, I cant do anything.

I have no issues with adding support for this - but it is not something I would personally use. Therefore, I'm not inclined to spend ages trying to find the answers to the above. Once they are answered, I'll happily implement the feature...


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