Clementine 0.4 - Following Amarok
Three months have passed since the publication of the last topic - a time that is ambiguous by the standards of software engineering.
This is not to say that something has changed dramatically, but the player is developing and transforming, errors are constantly being fixed, and new functions are being added.
For those who are not familiar with Clementine , in short, the program can be described as an attempt to create a similar Amarok 1.4 player, at the same time independent of kdelibs, and even cross-platform. An attempt, by the way, is quite successful.
From the last branch, the list of features has expanded somewhat:
- Search and play local music library
- Listening to the radio with Last.fm , SomaFM and Magnatune
- Playlist tabs, import \ export M3U, XSPF, PLS and ASX
- ProjectM visualizations
- Transcoding to MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Speex, FLAC or AAC
- MP3 and OGG tag editor for organizing music
- Missing cover art manager with Last.fm
- Cross-platform - works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
- Native desktop notifications on Linux (libnotify) and Mac OS X (Growl)
- Support for MPRIS on Linux, or command line remote control
Having gone the hard way from 0.3 to 0.4, Clementine has become more stable and faster. I myself tried to take part in fixing errors that interfere with the normal use of this player.
I want to note that the developers are quite responsive, quickly respond to normal bug reports and fix errors.
Fix bugs and add features
- Display Cyrillic characters in the library and playlist. For some reason, no one has reported this bug before. I left a bug report to the developer and after a short trial the problem was fixed. The reason was a complete mess in the music tags. Many people know that contrary to all standards, you can still find tags in some exotic encoding (and not in unicode).
- Incorrect file path output in the tag editor. There is such a case when the track you want to send must be sent, for example, through an IM messenger. By default, the track information window showed the usual slashes in the file path, instead of the Windows backslashes. Apparently, the problem was just that the development is under Linux.
- Error grouping. Previously, in case of errors, many windows with errors could pop up, now now the errors are grouped.
- Cancel \ Repeat in playlist.
- Analyzers (mini-visualizations under the playback control buttons) now work on Windows as well.
- Global hotkeys. Finally, this function is finished in all OSs and works fine.
- Improved Tag Editor
- Management from the command line.
- MPRIS support
- OSD for OS without native notifications.
- Improved directsound8 sound driver from Songbird.
- Using the current icon theme on Linux
- Search \ playlist filter.
- ReplayGain Normalization
- Rain. Background rain sounds from http://www.rainymood.com/ . Actually in the heat!
- And other fixes and new features
You can download the release here: code.google.com/p/clementine-player/downloads/list
Revision buildbot builds for windows can be found here: builds.clementine-player.org/win32 (full installer). I can recommend it if you want to always have the latest version or keep track of bug fixes.
May the music be with you!