Cantata

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Source (required if based on other people's 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NOTE: The screenshots on this page are out of date, and only reflect the 1.x codebase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 9 months ago

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

Rasi

4 years ago

libmpdclient got these 2 new features which would be cool to have in cantata:

first of all: sort library by modification time:
http://git.musicpd.org/cgit/master/libmpdclient.git/commit/?id=899d7edd245b6ab705e54f8748fc9ae021f83711

and 2nd: show custom tags:
http://git.musicpd.org/cgit/master/libmpdclient.git/commit/?id=d180dcbe8beec1cbab591978bd99cd9d432ab142

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zeltakc

4 years ago

Wow

Great news from MPD. i have related ideas/requests to this so ill just raise them here, would really like to hear your thoughts on these CraigD.

1.make cantata keyboard friendly as much as possible:
currently its pretty usable but some areas are lacking for mouse free operation:
-add hotkey to focus play queue area and artist/album? perhaps the current keys to switch to context,artist etc will also focus the selected area?

2. building on what rasi reported/requested i think it would be finally great to have:
a) enhancements to the dynamic player using play dates (IE, not played in last X weeks, added in 2003 etc etc) and maybe ratings (see below) with new tag options
b)ratings-add a simple 5 level rating or rating numbers perhaps using the free desktop standard (FMPS_Rating)

https://gitorious.org/xdg-specs/xdg-specs/source/575138ee6db957618631de56940540d1bcdf8525:specifications/FMPSpecs/specification.txt

3) vertical interface that better works with 16:9 laptop screens IE have the play queue on bottom of the artist/context

4) button to open Google search in browser for lyrics with current playing song+artist for lyrics that cant be found and edited manually

thx alot, again if i can help in any non coding way (i am to dumb to code :)) let me know!!

Z

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CraigD

4 years ago

Please use https://code.google.com/p/cantata/ for bug reports/feature requests.

1. Easy enough to do, and I suppose this makes sense :-)

2. You have asked for this before, and the response still stands. Until you can *query* for tracks by rating, last-played, or last-modified then this is a no go. The dynmic mode is a separate helper script - and this would need to be abe to query mpd - e.g. to find tracks by Abba with a rating>=3.5 'find artist "Abba" rating-gt 3.5' AFAIK, this is not supported.

3. I'll think about this, but I'm not convinced of its usefulness. Why not just place the playqueue in the sidebar?

4. You can already change the search terms - right click on the lyrics view, and select "Search"

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CraigD

4 years ago

1 is now implemented in trunk - which will be 1.2.0.

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CraigD

4 years ago

First of all, Cantata does not use libmpdclient - so these are not directly applicable.

However, not sure what use these are goint to be. What is Cantata going to use last-modified for?

Until you can search using these fields, I dont see the usefulness.

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Rasi

4 years ago

I thought this is obvious :)
Sorting by modification time will always have newly added albums on top, which makes it easier to find those albums you havent listened much yet.

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CraigD

4 years ago

Yes, but what is the real point? I know which albums I've recently added, getting Cantata to display this is pretty pointless. Plus, it'd mean more data to store in Cantata's cache - slowing the read down, etc.

If you cannot query MPD using these - as in 'find artist abc added_gt 01/01/2013' then I dont see much use. If you could, then the feature would be usefull for a dynamic playlist - so that you could play new tracks, etc.

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Rasi

4 years ago

Well i buy LOTS of music and finding those inside my library is a pain. ncmpcpp does the sorting for quite some time now and its a lifesafer...

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zeltakc

4 years ago

Got it!

ok that makes sense :) its perfect now.

I cant seem to get cantata to use my local artist images. my folder structure is a bit non standard:

albums are stored like this
/home/zeltak/music/A/AC newman/get guilty/

and for artist images its stored in the artist root folder

/home/zeltak/music/B/Beck/beck.jpg

I think it does pick up the folder.jpg but not the actuall artist image.is the folder structure whats causing the problems?

Also i have alot of ideas/requests i would love to share with you and hear your opinion on and ill do it in another post?

thank you so much for all your work on cantata, its makes my life much more enjoyable each day ;-)

Z

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zeltakc

4 years ago

Just to clarify

it DOES actually use the artist image in the artists view, not in the context view for some reason, is that a bug or by design?

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CraigD

4 years ago

Ideally Cantata prefers afrtist.png/artist.jpg - but the way covers are searched for is detailed in the README.

When you say its not shown in the contet view - do you mean the context view background, or in the artist column? The artist column will use the same mechanism to get the image as the artist page - so this should (and for me does) work.

For the context view background, this image is not used - backgrounds are retreived from fanart.tv, or discogs if this fails - this is because these provide larger, wide-screen images. If both of these fail, Cantata should create a backdrop from the album covers.

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zeltakc

4 years ago

hya

Yeah i mean the context view. it does work really well in the artist column. I usually manually download the artist image with HD quality (and store it in the root artist folder). thats why i thought it would be using that but i understand now the content view pulls from the Internet, its not a big issue but perhaps allow an option to first look for available artist image in root folder and use that if available before fetching on-line? also if image isnt available perhaps add an option to save in root artist folder to complement the save cover/lyrics

ill move the rest of the feature/bug discussion to google code as you suggested

thx

Z

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zeltakc

4 years ago

Hya again

i guess im still missing something. i tried your suggestion from a few weeks ago but i still cant completely hide the artist/album info from the context view:
https://paste.xinu.at/ZGZ3Xf/

this is the best i can get ^^

its kinda bad looking, is there no way to just have lyrics showing in the cantata window. could i request that? i really dont need the artist/album info all the time and it wastes valuable space when i tile cantata

thx

Z

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CraigD

4 years ago

You nee dto shrink the left hand side. If it becomes to small, Cantata places the three parts (artist, album, song) into 1 controlled by a combo.

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k2s

4 years ago

thank you for your work

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CraigD

4 years ago

Glad you like it :-)

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asaf

4 years ago

Hello,

[ 88%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/cantata.dir/replaygain/rgdialog.o
[ 88%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/cantata.dir/replaygain/tagreader.o
[ 88%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/cantata.dir/replaygain/jobcontroller.o
[ 89%] Building CXX object CMakeFiles/cantata.dir/devices/mtpdevice.o
/home/mm/Downloads/cantata-1.1.3/devices/mtpdevice.cpp: In Elementfunktion »void MtpConnection::updateFiles()«:
/home/mm/Downloads/cantata-1.1.3/devices/mtpdevice.cpp:451:17: Fehler: »LIBMTP_FILETYPE_FOLDER« wurde in diesem Gültigkeitsbereich nicht definiert
make[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/cantata.dir/devices/mtpdevice.o] Fehler 1
make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/cantata.dir/all] Fehler 2
make: *** [all] Fehler 2

please help
asaf

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CraigD

4 years ago

LIBMTP_FILETYPE_FOLDER is defined in libmtp.h

Which version of libMTP do you have on your system? My is 1.1.5 - and has this defined.

The only solution I can see, is for you to disable MTP support.

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asaf

4 years ago

Hello,

I think, thats a little bit too old:
rpm -qa | grep mtp
msmtp-1.4.23-1pclos2011
libmtp8-1.0.4-2pclos2011
libmtp-devel-1.0.4-2pclos2011
libmtp-utils-1.0.4-2pclos2011


> The only solution I can see, is for you to disable MTP support.

I try it.
Many thanks

asaf

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zeltakc

4 years ago

Hya CraigD

have been bogged down at work past year but really impressed with Cantata progress. i was wondering if one could ask to have the wiki and band info as options and leave just a clean lyrics windows? i cant seem to find the option if one exists.

Is this the preferred way to communicate or should one use the google code page?

take care

Z.

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CraigD

4 years ago

You can place the info-view in the sidebar. Then, if the sidebar is small, there will be a combo below allowing you to control the part that is shown (artist, album, or lyrics).

I see no point to just having lyrics in the non-sidebar context view.

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distopic

4 years ago

I have KDE in /opt and make fails not being able to find KDE includes. Maybe CMake should test for KDE prefix instead of assuming /usr.

Good player though!

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CraigD

4 years ago

The install files says to run:

cmake .. -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix` -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release


Did you pass CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX to cmake?

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CraigD

4 years ago

Further to this, the KDE includes should be set via cmake itself. So, this appears to be an issue on your system.

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distopic

4 years ago

Yep I ran cmake properly, been compiling KDE since 4.6. Getting the hang of it by now. This isn't an issue building other KDE apps which is why I flagged it here. I also tried setting -I/opt/kde-4.11/include through ccmake but it didn't seem to take. In the end I simply copied the includes to /usr and it built fine.

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