Clementine 1.3 Released – A Modern Music Player for Linux

Clementine is a freely available cross-platform open source Qt based music player inspired by Amarok 1.4. The latest stable version 1.3 was released (On April 15th, 2016) after a year of development and comes with and Seafile support along with numerous other enhancements and bug fixes.

Clementine Music Player for Linux
Clementine Music Player for Linux

Using Clementine, you can listen to different online music services such as Soundcloud, Spotify, Icecast, Jamendo, Magnatune and even play your favorite music from Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive. Other online features include lyrics, artist biographies and view photos.

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Clementine Features

  1. Search and play local music library
  2. Listen online Radio from Spotify, Grooveshark, SomaFM, Magnatune, Jamendo,, Soundcloud, Icecast, etc.
  3. Play songs from Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.
  4. Sidebar information pane with songs, lyrics, artist biographies and pictures.
  5. Create smart playlists and dynamic playlists.
  6. Transfer music in iPod, iPhone or storage etc.
  7. Search and download podcast.

If you want to know more about Clementine features and its Change log you can visit Clementine Website.

Install Clementine 1.3.0 in Linux

To install latest Clementine 1.3 version on Ubuntu 16.04, 15.10, 15.04, 14.10, 14.04 and Linux Mint 17.x and its derivatives, you can use official stable PPA (Personal Package Archives). To add PPA, press keys CTRL+ALT+T to get command prompt and follow the instructions.

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

New recent versions of Clementine require GStreamer 1.0 which wasn’t added in Ubuntu 12.04. If you get any errors during installation, you should add the GStreamer PPA as well:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gstreamer-developers/ppa

On Fedora 21-23, you can use official RPM packages to get Clementine 1.3 as shown:

On 32-bit Systems

----------- On Fedora 21 ----------- 
# dnf install

----------- On Fedora 22 ----------- 
# dnf install

----------- On Fedora 23 ----------- 
# dnf install

On 64-bit Systems

----------- On Fedora 21 ----------- 
# dnf install

----------- On Fedora 22 ----------- 
# dnf install

----------- On Fedora 23 ----------- 
# dnf install

For other distributions, Clementine binary and source code downloads are available from HERE.

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2 thoughts on “Clementine 1.3 Released – A Modern Music Player for Linux”

  1. I have used Clementine for a while, great player. Not as good as Amarok1.4 but it works. Installed 1.3 yesterday and now I can’t get it to quit. It leaves three Zombies process’s hanging around and I have to kill each with kill -9.

    I will still use it but wrote a script that will kill it when I’m done cause I don’t like no Zombies process’s!


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