Cantata

Audioplayers

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://github.com/CDrummond/cantata/

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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 - Group by either Genre, Album Artist (or Artist if Album Artist not set), or Album
2. Folders - displays MPDs virtual filesystem. (This view is hidden by default)
3. Playlists - standard, dyamic, and smart
4. Internet - Radio 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.) and Online services (Jamendo, Magnatune, SoundCloud, and Podcasts)
5. Devices - enables copying from/to USB-Mass-Storage (UMS) and MTP devices, and ripping AudioCDs
6. Search - search via MPD

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://raw.githubusercontent.com/CDrummond/cantata/master/README, for further information.


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NOTE: The screenshots on this page are out of date, and only reflect the 1.x codebase

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Releases may be downloaded from: https://github.com/CDrummond/cantata/releases

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Last changelog:

2.3.0 2 years ago

Changelog is available at https://raw.githubusercontent.com/CDrummond/cantata/master/ChangeLog

boasdi

5 years ago

Hello,

I really like Cantata. There are only two things missing that are keeping me from really using it..

- Order playlists by rating
- Read/edit comments and order playlists by comment

Also, but that is another topic because it is MPD related I think ; why does mpd have a different rating system than Clemetine or Banshee? When I rate a song in Clementine and open it in Banshee the rating is also visible there. It would be nice if that would be possible with MPD too.

Thanks!

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faemir

5 years ago

There are two main ways to store ratings - in a custom tag on the song file, or in a database for the application.

I think that mpd does it via the second approach, thus it won't carry over to other programs.

It would be exportable with the right tool though.

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boasdi

5 years ago

Thank you for your answer!

But the other things I asked, could be done in Cantata, I imagine?

Greetings!

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pocketwatch

6 years ago

Shouldn’t Cantata be able to play .dsf and .dff audio files? These are the file-extensions for high-resolution DSD-audio files. Right now I can successfully play .dsf/.dff files in three other mpd clients — GMPC, Glurp and mpc — but not in Cantata. (It plays the file, but only at the lower sampling rates of 44100 or 48000). I’m using ALSA and have Pulseaudio turned off. ReplayGain is off. I’m running Cantata 1.5.2 on Ubuntu-MATE 14.04 LTS. Do I need a Cantata plugin for this or something? Does anyone know why Cantata seems not to be able to accommodate these formats while other clients can?

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CraigD

6 years ago

Cantata itself does not play any files - files are played by MPD. Any playback issues are issues with MPD, not Cantata.

MPD supplies Cantata with a list of files, and Cantata asks MPD to play certain files - that's basically it. It's MPD that is playing the files.

I've never used DSF, etc. - but do these have 1 file per track? How does one song have multiple sample rates?

I guess, if there is more than 1 file per track (e.g. two files, with different samples rates in each) then Cantata could be adding the wrong file to the playqueue.

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bvbfan

6 years ago

When delete ~/.config/cantata every try failed with: socket: Failed to bind to '~/.config/cantata/mpd/socket': No such file or directory
version 1.5.1

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hgue

6 years ago

First of all, awesome app! Why is this not in the standard repository of my distribution (Debian)?
I use the search feature for stream providers on a regular basis. I noticed that you have to quit the search field on the top before you can search within another providers stream list. That's kinda annoying and should be easy to fix. I use version 1.4.1 of cantata.

Ciao!

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CraigD

6 years ago

Yeah, I agree this is not optimal. Will be fixed for 1.4.2.

Also, please use the googlecode page to report bugs.

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ShalokShalom_double

6 years ago

Why is the multi user setting pre selected, while the very most people aim to use a music client on the own desktop, please ?

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imruska

6 years ago

Hi, I don't know how ReplayGain is supposed to work, but it doesn't work with my collection.
I have FLAC files, and they have ReplayGain tags created by metaflac.
At the preferences - Playback - ReplayGain is set to Album, yet I can hear great differences between files of different albums in playback volume, where the AlbumGain (and/or TrackGain) value (i.e. the loudness of the files) differ.
This is for openSuse 13.1, Cantata 1.4.0.
ReplayGain didn't work for earlier versions of Cantata on openSuse, either.
Should I create the ReplayGain values by Cantata instead of metaflac? Or should Cantata read the ReplayGain tags of files directly?

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CraigD

6 years ago

You have used another tool to create ReplayGain tags, and MPD itself is in charge of reading these and playing back the file. So, how is this a Cantata issue? All Cantata does is control which ReplayGain mode (none, auto, track, album) that MPD shoud use. I'd check your version of MPD, and your MPD settings.

As for Cantata, it can read and update the ReplayGain tags. The code used to calculate this is preformed by libebur128. If you start the Cantata ReplayGain dialog with your pre-tagged files, does it show the existing ReplayGain settings?

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mlerota

6 years ago

Is there any posibillity to add support for editing .dsf files? Tags can be viewed in Cantata, but you cannot change them.

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CraigD

6 years ago

What tag format do they use? ID3? Is it supported by TagLib?

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mlerota

6 years ago

I don't know :-). Here is one sample. http://x336.claresco.hr/dl/dsd-sample.dsf
I have many files and no one works.

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arktika

6 years ago

how to unistall previous 1.3.4?

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CraigD

6 years ago

Windows? Use the windows uninstall.

Linux? Use your pacakge manager - assuming this is how you installed.

If not, do it by hand.

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marthy

6 years ago

Hello
Since 1.4 version, the window is too big for a small resolution like 1024x600 (netbook).

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CraigD

6 years ago

...for 1.5.0, the preferences dialog in Qt-only builds can now be shrunk less than 600px high. This is for Qt only though, not KDE - I /think/ the KDE widget is causing the dialog to be larger...

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CraigD

6 years ago

I guess you are referring to the preferences dialog. Yeah, this is a bit bigger than that - sorry. Had a quick play to allow resizing to a smaller size, and it didn't work out (it allowed the pages to shrink too small). I don't have a netbook with Linux, so the size is not an issue for me.

Still, Cantata is open source - so if it bothers you that much, I'll gladly accept a patch.

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VectoR

6 years ago

The add stream to favorites does not work, because I always get this error messages: No such song
meanwhile the stream playing....
Other RPM packagesfrom 1.4.0 release available here:
ftp://ftp.blackpanther.hu/blackPanther/OS/updates/v11.1/cantata-1.4.0-1bP.i586.rpm

ps: "hide to tray" option please

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CraigD

6 years ago

Add stream to favouries does work - I have just tried. Both from the playqueue, and from the streams tab.

However, favourite streams are now saved in an MPD playlist - so if you have playlists disabled, or not configured correctly, then you will have issues.

Minimise to system tray is already there - and has been for some time.

kde-apps is not the place for reporting bugs, etc - please use the googlecode page.

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VectoR

6 years ago

Ok, thank you to fast reply...

The systray question, sorry. I'm don't see first time, I found in settings. Very nice application, congratulation.

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VectoR

6 years ago

The add stream to favorites does not work, because I always get this error messages: No such song
meanwhile the stream playing....
Other RPM packagesfrom 1.4.0 release available here:
ftp://ftp.blackpanther.hu/blackPanther/OS/updates/v11.1/cantata-1.4.0-1bP.i586.rpm

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ntasos

6 years ago

My mpd music directory is in: "/home/ntasos/Μουσική" and when I try to add replaygain tags cantata shows the message "Failed".
After reading a previous post about folder names with accents, I created a symlink: "/home/ntasos/mpd" that points to my music dir and replaygain works, except for songs that contain greek letters.

I tested on cantata 1.3.4 and on my own build from source.
I'm running openSUSE 13.1.

I hope you could fix it, but anyway cantata is realy great, thanks

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CraigD

6 years ago

If you can, please checkout the trunk version - this should be fixed now.

(Instructions are on the googlecode page)

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2.3.0 2 years ago

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