How to Install Noise Music Player on Ubuntu


Noise is a fast and beautiful GTK3 audio player with a focus on music and libraries. It handles external devices, CDs, and album art. Noise utilizes Granite for a consistent and slick UI. Elementary OS Team has created few PPAs on launchpad.net so that users can easily install and test some elementary applications(Noise Player) on Ubuntu desktop. This article explains you about how to install noise player on Ubuntu.

Features

  • It supports plugins.
  • Automatic DB upgrading for newer versions.
  • It supports last.fm authentication.
  • It supports smart auto scroll for the current song.
  • It supports horizontally scrolling fixed.
  • It supports gapless playback.
  • Improved start-up speed.
  • Multi-library management. Podcasts now have separate library for each separate folder.

Installing Noise

To install Noise, you should add the BeatBox PPA for Ubuntu –

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/daily

The sample output should be like this –

ATTENTION!
Do NOT install this PPA if you want a tested running system, this PPA contains the newest and most unstable development of elementary, it's useful only if you are a developer and are not afraid to encounter CRITICAL BUGS.
Also this PPA may overwrite already installed packages you don't want it to!
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~elementary-os/+archive/ubuntu/daily
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp2a8fyksz/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp2a8fyksz/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 4E1F8A59 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmp2a8fyksz/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 4E1F8A59: public key "Launchpad PPA for elementary OS team" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
OK

Update the system software by running the update command as shown below –

$ sudo apt-get update

To install the Noise player by running following command –

$ sudo apt-get install noise

The sample output should be like this –

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  apport-hooks-elementary contractor javascript-common libgda-5.0-4
  libgda-5.0-common libgranite-common libgranite3 libgsignon-glib1 libindicate5
  libjs-jquery libnoise-core0 libtagc0
Suggested packages:
  libgda-5.0-bin libgda-5.0-mysql libgda-5.0-postgres
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  apport-hooks-elementary contractor javascript-common libgda-5.0-4
  libgda-5.0-common libgranite-common libgranite3 libgsignon-glib1 libindicate5
  libjs-jquery libnoise-core0 libtagc0 noise
0 upgraded, 13 newly installed, 0 to remove and 32 not upgraded.
Need to get 2,527 kB of archives.
After this operation, 16.6 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 libjs-jquery all 1.11.3+dfsg-4 [161 kB]
Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/daily/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 libgranite-common all 0.3.1+r935+pkg83~daily~ubuntu0.4.1 [54.7 kB]
Get:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/elementary-os/daily/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 libgranite3 amd64 0.3.1+r935+pkg83~daily~ubuntu0.4.1 [160 kB]
Get:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 libgda-5.0-common all 5.2.4-1ubuntu1 [797 kB]
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To open the noise player, use the following command –

$ noise 

The sample output should be like this –
noise
Once installed, run the below command to disable the overlay scrollbar for the Noise music player-

$ sudo sed -i "s/Exec=noise/Exec=env\ LIBOVERLAY_SCROLLBAR=0\ noise/g" /usr/share/applications/noise.desktop

Uninstalling Noise Music Player

To uninstall noise music player, use the following command –

$ sudo apt-get remove noise

The sample output should be like this –

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  apport-hooks-elementary contractor javascript-common libgda-5.0-4
  libgda-5.0-common libgranite-common libgranite3 libgsignon-glib1 libindicate5
  libjs-jquery libnoise-core0 libtagc0
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  noise
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 32 not upgraded.
After this operation, 3,647 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 180015 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing noise (0.3.1+r1919+pkg95~daily~ubuntu0.4.1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.15-0ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.48.0-1ubuntu4) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
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Congratulations! Now, you know “How to install Noise Music Player on Ubuntu”. We’ll learn more about these types of commands in our next Linux post. Keep reading!

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