Clementine Finally Updated to Version 1.3 After a Long Wait

Clementine is a cross-platform multimedia centre and library organiser. First released in 2010, the app has grown to be a fan favourite among Linux users. Not only is it lightweight, it doesn’t eat up huge amounts of resource power to function.

It comes with an endless list of features including giving users the ability to listen to online radio through Spotify and Soundcloud or add podcast which they can also listen to without the need for a standalone podcast app on Linux.
The desktop client has a remote Android client that users can use as the remote control for the which also includes a feature that automatically downloads missing Album art from the both Amazon and Last.FM.

Clementine has been around for a while now but the last time the software received any kind of update from its developers was way back in 2012 but it would seem that someone has given them a wake up call as the new stable version of the program was launched few days ago.
The update pitched in a number of improvements –150 to be exact — which will both stabilise the software and enhance user experience.

Some notable mentions are:
Support for

  • Support for Seafile server >= 4.4.1
  • Ampache compatibility (via Subsonic service)
  • New analyser “Rainbow Dash”
  • “Psychedelic Colour” mode to all analysers
  • Faster boot time
  • Ignoring English articles for library sorting
  • m4b support for non-DRM files
  • Option to hide listened to podcast episodes
  • New “Rainbow Dash” analyser
  • Better support for Spotify


Since the application is cross-platform, the update should take effect immediately but those on Ubuntu and other Linux-Based operating systems will have to install the new version through their Personal Package Archive as the latest version is not available in the official software repository yet.
Those on Ubuntu can install it by using the following steps.
First, open a terminal and use these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:me-davidsansome/clementine
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install clementine

Those on other distributions need to follow this link to the Clementine website as they will be offered binaries instead.
Having second thoughts after installing? You can easily uninstall with the following commands:

sudo apt-get remove clementine
sudo add-apt-repository –remove ppa:me-davidsansome/clementine

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Lamin loves smartphones and was introduced to the world of mobile devices with Android. Ubuntu is new to him, but he is enjoying writing about it so far.

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