Install DeaDBeeF 7.0 music player on Ubuntu 15.10 & Ubuntu 15.04

DeaDBeeF music player for Linux Ubuntu Systems. Install DeaDBeeF 7.0 music player on Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 14.10. DeaDBeeF is an audio player for GNU/Linux, *BSD, OpenSolaris, Mac OS X, and other UNIX-like systems. There’s also the DeaDBeeF For Android, which is a very different product. There are no Windows or iOS versions though.


Main features (the list is most likely far from complete):

  • mp3, ogg vorbis, flac, ape, wv/iso.wv, wav, m4a/mp3 (aac and alac), mpc, tta, cd audio, and many more
  • nsf, ay, vtx, vgm/vgz, spc and many other popular chiptune formats
  • SID with HVSC song length database support for sid
  • tracker modules – mod, s3m, it, xm, etc
  • ID3v1, ID3v2.2, ID3v2.3, ID3v2.4, APEv2, Xing/Info, VorbisComments tag reading and writing, as well as reading many other tag/metadata formats in most supported formats
  • automatic character set detection for non-unicode id3 tags – supports cp1251, iso8859-1, and now chinese cp936 (optional), as well as SHIFT-JIS and MS-DOS CP866 for selected formats
  • unicode tags are fully supported as well (both utf8 and ucs2)
  • cuesheet (.cue files) support, including charset detection/conversion
  • clean fast GUI using GTK2 and GTK3, you pick what you like more!
  • no GNOME or KDE dependencies
  • minimization to system tray, with scrollwheel volume control, etc
  • drag and drop, both in playlist, and from other apps
  • control playback from command line
  • global hotkeys
  • multiple playlists using tabbed interface
  • album cover display
  • OSD notifications about current playing songs
  • 18-band graphical equalizer and other DSP plugins
  • built-in high quality tag editor, with custom fields support
  • customizable groups in playlists
  • customizable columns with flexible title formatting
  • streaming radio support for ogg vorbis, mp3 and aac streams
  • gapless playback for correctly encoded files
  • lots of plugin, such as global hotkeys, scrobbler, converter, and many more, sdk is included
  • comes with advanced Converter plugin, which allows to transcode files to other formats
  • was tested on x86, x86_64, powerpc, arm, mips architectures, should work on most modern platforms
  • new features are being added all the time — check for updates frequently!

The player is developed by Alexey Yakovenko, with contributions from many different people (see about box in the player for more details).

DeaDBeef Music Player 7.0 changelog:

  • converter: fixed bug overwriting the source file with destination (Ian Nartowicz)
  • artwork:
    • added cache cleaner, MusicBrainz backend,
    • configurable default picture, numerous bugfixes,
    • performance improvements, more customization options (Ian Nartowicz)
  • playlist browser:
    • improved drag-n-drop,
    • double-click / middle-click on empty area to create new playlist,
    • middle-click on playlist to remove it,
    • highlight current playlist, configurable columns,
    • sort columns by clicking their headers,
    • performance optimizations (Christian Boxdörfer)
  • various selection properties improvements (Christian Boxdörfer)
  • added “Skip to …” next/prev album/genre/composer actions (Christian Boxdörfer)
  • more appearance customization options in GTKUI (Christian Boxdörfer)
  • initial OS X support, with cocoaui, coreaudio and xcode project, only in GIT sources
  • added center-alignment option to playlist columns (Christian Boxdörfer)
  • added 1 and 5 second “Seek forward/backward” actions
  • fixed random gtkui crash when closing playlist via menu
  • new title formatting implementation, aiming to be compatible with fb2k, replacing the old one
  • added grouping to search window (Ian Nartowicz)
  • improved error handling in vfs_curl (Ian Nartowicz)
  • fixed volume control via mouse scroll when using GTK3
  • fixed unwanted restarting when unpausing streaming tracks of known length
  • sid: use stereo by default, with an option to force mono; fixed performance issues
  • cdda: improved cddb support, libcdparanoia, multiple CD drives, speed selection (Ian Nartowicz)
  • gtkui: added selection focus, such that the found tracks will be focused while using the search window
  • tags: use cp1252 instead of iso8859-1 everywhere
  • fixed resuming network streams after losing network connection
  • fixed cuesheet charset detection crash bug
  • renamed mpgmad plugin to be “mp3”
  • added libmpg123 support as a 2nd backend to mp3 plugin, as default
  • mp3: fixed xing header parsing, length calculation issues
  • favor album artist over artist in “stop after current album” mode
  • gme: fixed SAP file duration and improved looping handling
  • sid: automatic detection of HVSC SongLengths.txt from sid file pathes
  • gtkui: added Tabs widget in Design mode (Christian Boxdörfer)
  • added sc68 plugin for playing Atari ST music
  • added on-demand initialization to wild-midi, to speed up player init
  • flac: fixed legacy cuesheet handling
  • added writing updated replaygain info to all supported tag formats
  • fixed setting focus on the main window / playlist on startup
  • changed volume up/down actions to have a step of 1dB instead of 2dB
  • fixed bigendian support in the converter
  • updated DUMB and GME to the newest versions (kode54)
  • fixed handling of several formats in sndfile plugin (kode54)
  • added support for ORIGINAL_RELEASE_TIME and ORIGINAL_RELEASE_YEAR metadata fields (Giulio Bernardi)
  • added loading plugins from a $DEADBEEF_PLUGIN_DIR directory (Nikolay Amiantov)
  • fixed a bug which was skipping next track after deleting current track
  • DUMB and GME can now do their own proper infinite looping in “Loop single” mode (kode54)
  • alac: Fix bits per sample varying from what the MP4 container specifies (kode54)
  • psf: fixed crash after format probing failure
  • search window title will show the number of search results
  • SRC resampler: fixed very rare buffer overflow crash
  • mp3: added LAME preset support
  • album art: fixed scaling of non-square images (Ian Nartowicz)
  • ffmpeg: updated to support new library versions
  • gtkui: improved playlist column drag-n-drop (Ian Nartowicz)
  • configuration file is now written with 0600 permissions
  • added tracktotal and disctotal support for many tagging formats
  • added extended ID3v1 genres
  • fixed int-float conversion off-by-one precision bug
  • fixed sorting algorithm u8_strcasecmp stability issue (Ian Nartowicz)
  • fixed playlist context menu actions to work on clicked playlist, instead of the current one

Install DeaDBeeF on Ubuntu

Run the following commands in Terminal to install DeaDBeeF 7.0 music player on Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and Linux Mint Systems:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:starws-box/deadbeef-player
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install deadbeef

Once installed, open the DeaDBeeF music player from Ubuntu Dash or Terminal.

If you wish to uninstall and remove the DeaDBeeF music player, run the command given below:

sudo apt-get remove deadbeef

You can also download the installer package from the official website :

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