How to install XiX Music Player in Ubuntu

To install XiX Music Player in Ubuntu 16.04

XiX is an open-source, lightweight music player that has support for most popular architectures. It support various formats of music files like, MP3, OGG, M4A, FLAC. It is used for creating playlists, reverse play, copy/delete/rename function, download podcasts, shuffle and repeat, etc. Installation of XiX Music player in Ubuntu is explained in this manual.

 

Features

  • The CD Covers / Artist Images can be loaded from LastFM
  • Added COPYTO menu item option
  • Provision to disable VU-Meter
  • Supports interface to remove libraries
  • Lyrics plugins can be Updated
  • Auto Reconnect option for disconnected Radio-Stream
  • Supports GTK2

To install XiX Player

Before installing the XiX music player, add the following repositories into it.

root@linuxhelp1:~# add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
 This PPA Contains Applications for Ubuntu/Linux Mint from different sources but debianized by http://www.NoobsLab.com
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~noobslab/+archive/ubuntu/apps
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpzx5pf203/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpzx5pf203/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key F59EAE4D from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmpzx5pf203/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key F59EAE4D: public key "Launchpad PPA for NoobsLab" imported
gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
OK

Update the newly added repository by using the following command.

 

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get update -y
Hit:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [94.5 kB]                   
Hit:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease             
Get:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/apps/ubuntu xenial InRelease [17.6 kB]                             
Hit:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease                                                  
Get:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/apps/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages [6,956 B]         
Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/apps/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [6,948 B]
Get:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/apps/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [3,780 B]
Fetched 130 kB in 1s (93.3 kB/s)                                 
Reading package lists... Done

Now lets install the XiX media player with the help of the apt-get command.

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get install xix-media-player-qt -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libpango1.0-0 libpangox-1.0-0 linux-headers-4.4.0-21 linux-headers-4.4.0-21-generic linux-image-4.4.0-21-generic
  linux-image-extra-4.4.0-21-generic
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  libqt4-opengl libqt4pas5 libqtwebkit4
.
.
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Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Setting up libqt4-opengl:amd64 (4:4.8.7+dfsg-5ubuntu2) ...
Setting up libqtwebkit4:amd64 (2.3.2-0ubuntu11) ...
Setting up libqt4pas5:amd64 (2.5-15) ...
Setting up xix-media-player-qt (0.97.1-svn~xenial~Noobslab.com) ...

 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
 |N o o b s L a b . c o m|
 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
keep visit on www.NoobsLab.com

Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu3) ...

In the dash board search for the XiX music player, and click on the icon to open it.
xix_player
Next do the basic configuration for xix music player, Select your preferred language and click Next.
language

Now add the folders to the watch list and click next.
add_folder
exclude_folder
network_files
options
additional_applications

Now the xix-music player is ready to use.
xix_music_player
For removing the xix-music-player, type the following command.

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get remove xix-media-player-qt -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  flac lame libpango1.0-0 libpangox-1.0-0 libqt4-opengl libqt4pas5 libqtwebkit4 linux-headers-4.4.0-21
  linux-headers-4.4.0-21-generic linux-image-4.4.0-21-generic linux-image-extra-4.4.0-21-generic lsdvd
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  xix-media-player-qt
.
.
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Removing xix-media-player-qt (0.97.1-svn~xenial~Noobslab.com) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160701-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...

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