Museeks 0.8.1 the most recent release, is an open-source, lightweight music player for Linux, Windows as well as Mac OSX platforms. Furthermore, the music player uses Node.js for back-end, electron (used to be atom-shell) for embedded browser, and React.js as front-end framework and Flux with Redux as data-flow pattern. Lets see how to install Museeks on Ubuntu below.
Museeks Key Features
- Lightweight music player
- Queue management
- Shuffle, loop
- Dark theme
- Playback speed control
- Sleep mode blocker
- Supported formats includes mp3, mp4, m4a/aac, wav, ogg , as well as 3gpp
Museeks 0.8.x Changelog
- Fix covers not fetching when they have quotes in their paths
- Also fixed playing-bar’s tooltip wrong positioning
- Tray is here, you can now close Museeks and still have it playing your music. You can also control the player from the tray icon.
New library management
- The folder-based + refresh system for a simple dropzone where you can drag&drop your folders and files directly in the library settings page was dropped
- The UI is not frozen anymore when refreshing the library: you can now listen to your music and still add files to it.
- Scan performances were also nicely improved and we fixed some memory leaks.
New dark theme
- The dark theme was too light, and not attractive. Hence that has been updated with darker black/blue-ish colors.
New playing indicator
- New playing indicator updated, hence it now has a fancy animation, and you can play/pause the player by clicking on it.
- FLAC finally released
- Also added custom controls for minimize and maximize.
- If Museeks is hidden and a new track is being played, a small notification will be displayed to show you the track informations. You can disable it in the options.
- Better OPUS format handling
- Play button automatically plays the first song when the player is stopped
- Added an option to open a track’s corresponding folder in your file manager
- Sexier settings
- Pause the player when entering in sleep mode
- Improved search speed (should be instant now)
- Larger and sexier tracks rows
- Remove add ‘to queue’ from context menu if playerStatus is pause
- Ctrl-F select the search input
- Fixed playlist rename, as well as mediakeys
- Also fixed forgotten options on startup
- Lots of minor UI fixes
How to install Museeks 0.8.1 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04
cd ~/Downloads wget https://github.com/KeitIG/museeks/releases/download/0.8.1/museeks-linux-ia32.zip sudo unzip ~/Downloads/museeks-linux-*.zip -d /opt sudo mv /opt/Museeks-linux* /opt/museeks
cd ~/Downloads wget https://github.com/KeitIG/museeks/releases/download/0.8.1/museeks-linux-x64.zip sudo unzip ~/Downloads/museeks-linux-*.zip -d /opt sudo mv /opt/Museeks-linux* /opt/museeks
- Now create a lauch icon by creating the file “museeks.desktop” with following command
Copy and paste the following entries into the created museeks.desktop file and save
[Desktop Entry] Name=Museeks Exec=/opt/museeks/museeks Terminal=false Type=Application Icon=/opt/museeks/resources/app/src/images/logos/museeks.png Categories=AudioVideo;Player;Audio;
How to remove Museeks from Ubuntu
sudo rm -rf /opt/museeks rm ~/.local/share/applications/museeks.desktop