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DeaDBeeF 0.5.1 Is Released

DeaDBeeF is a lightweight audio player for GNU/Linux, BSD, OpenSolaris and probably other UNIX-like systems. This is a bug fix release.

To install DeaDBeeF open a terminal window (press Alt+F2 and type: gnome-terminal) and copy+paste the following lines:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:alexey-smirnov/deadbeef
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install deadbeef

To start DeaDBeef press Alt+F2 and type: deadbeef

If you already have DeaDBeef and the ppa installed DeaDBeeF will be updated to the latest version when running a system update.

Some features are: minimal depends; native GTK2 GUI; cuesheet support; mp3, ogg, flac, ape; chiptune formats with subtunes, song-length databases and many more.

changelog since 0.5.0

fixed crash bug after deleting playlists
fixed importing fb2k EQ presets
fixed bug causing garbage output when DSP plugins were changing channels count
added oggenc –ignorelength bug workaround to converter
added new mono2stereo DSP plugin
fixed numerous bugs in multichannel support, down/upmixing, sampleformat conversions, etc
fixed updating window titlebar after editing current track metadata
fixed wrong middle mouse button double-click reaction in tray icon
fixed scrobbling last track in “don’t loop” mode
fixed shuffle albums mode when user starts album from the middle
added connection timeout to libmms to prevent several-minutes freezes on unresolved hosts
fixed inconsistent gui reaction when going from 1st track to previos in “don’t loop” mode
removed -s option from bundled AAC encoder preset, for compatibility with older versions of FAAC
fixed multiple selection “sticking” when pressing left+right mouse buttons, or trying to play missing file
fixed syncing converter DSP preset list with the list from Preferences DSP tab
FLAC plugin can now play files which report zero size, but have samples in them
fixed playback of U8 wav files, and all the libsndfile formats that were not working in raw reading mode
added option (on by default) to convert 8 bit samples to 16 bit
added automatic samplerate option to SRC plugin
restored “use ALSA resampling” option in ALSA plugin
fixed several output format bugs in ALSA plugin
added support for creating directory tree in converter plugin (Jan D. Behrens)
set converter output folder to $HOME when it’s empty
added new DSP plugin method “can_bypass”, to detect when DSP plugins can be bypassed by streamer
improved check for multiple instances
fixed loading cuesheets from archives
added automatic resampler setup on 1st run with empty dsp chain, to simulate 0.4.4 behaviour

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