Clementine, the music player inspired by Amarok 1.4, has just hit version 0.6. This version is a huge improvement over the previous releases both in terms of features, looks and bug fixes.
Clementine 0.6 has a number of new features. It includes new Song Info and Artist Info tabs. The Song Info fetches the lyrics of the song that is currently playing. In addition it also fetches the tags, statistics and play count of the song from Last.fm. The Artist Info displays biographies of the artist fetched from Wikipedia, Last.fm, Amazon etc. It also displays photos and similar artists.
Another new feature in Clementine 0.6 is smart playlists. The smart playlist is just a way to create new playlists like – Favorite Tracks, Least Favorite Tracks, Never Played – you get the idea. The library system in Clementine 0.6 has also been improved to keep track of statistics like ratings of the songs, number of times played, skip counts etc. Support for Icecast has also been added with this release. It can be assessed from the Internet tab at the left.
In addition to these new features, there are also a few Ubuntu specific changes. The Clementine icon at the system tray is no longer orange. It is now monochrome like all the other icons there. Another change is that Clementine now shows up in Ubuntu’s sound menu.
Install Clementine 0.6 In Ubuntu
Clementine 0.6 is available for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. To install it open the terminal and execute the following commands:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:me-davidsansome/clementine $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install clementine
After installation Clementine will be found at Applications > Sound & Video > Clementine.