June 16, 2024


Buzz The Music

Musique New music Participant Ported to Qt 6, Refreshes UI

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Musique 1.12 working in Ubuntu 23.10

It is been a whilst because I last wrote about Musique, an open up-supply desktop music participant for Windows, macOS, and Linux (I first highlighted it in 2010, again when it was identified as MiniTunes).

Amazingly, the application is still likely, and it just been given its first big update in almost 3 many years.

“This Musique update is the 1st Qt 6-based mostly launch I do. The principal work has been modernizing the appear of the application: a much more flat and cleanse design, with rounded artist photos and a nicer toolbar,” writes its developer, Flavio Tordini, on the venture web page.

Musique is a new music participant in the standard mould: you position it at a folder comprehensive of audio data files, it loads them in, and you are in a position to look through albums, artists, and genres, research, and play files, incorporating songs/albums to a enjoy queue.

That is really significantly it.

Musique 1.12 screenshot
Musique 1.12 boasts a flat(ter) UI

The app definitely has a flatter seem in the newest construct, with no separation between toolbar and library parts, giving it a really clean up (almost libadwaita-esque) appear. Shame about the non-native window controls, but hey.

In Musique 1.12 the player’s details see has also been redesigned to position lyrics in the centre, and text inside this look at is now zoomable.

Moreover, the switch to Qt 6 signifies the app is in a position to respect darkish method preferences on all OSes (nevertheless on Ubuntu with GNOME this did need me to give up the application for the transform to consider)

Darkish method and centred lyrics among the new modifications

Musique, prepared in C++ and Qt for those fascinated, is objective crafted for speed and simplicity. It is not a “do everything” audio participant and is not attempting to be. If you are making an attempt it out, do hold that in thoughts: it is not lacking capabilities, somewhat the lack of functions is a feature.

Down load Musique

Download Musique for Windows, macOS, or Linux from the task web page, or grab the resource code from the Musique GitHub website page.

Ubuntu consumers are capable to obtain a DEB installer, nevertheless the most up-to-date variation will only function on Ubuntu 23.04 or later on due to libmpv model improvements.

Minimal Difficulties

This update is not without its bugs, nevertheless they are understandable given it’s been a although because this application was final updated, lacks a focused Linux contributor, and it’s hauled alone more than to Qt 6..

I haven’t experienced prospect to run this version in a Qt-surroundings yet but on Ubuntu 23.10 (with GNOME) Musique 1.12 doesn’t render window shadows (creating its new flat look search even flatter, heh). There is also no MPRIS integration, and, as described, dark manner demands an app restart.

Even with these surmountable and fixable flaws, Musique remains a deft songs participant for Linux lovers. It is very simple UI and fast overall performance are complemented by considerate touches, like the info pane that pulls in track lyrics, Previous.FM scrobbling, and optional audio tag fixer.