Clementine 1.3 A Modern Music Player for Linux

Clementine is a freely available cross-platform open source, Qt based track player encouraged by using Amarok 1.4. The Newest stable available which is version 1.3 was released after a year of development and springs with Vk.Com and Seafile support along with countless different enhancements and trojan horse fixes. This article explains about how to install Clementine music player.


  • It will search and play local music library
  • You can listen to online Radio from Spotify, Grooveshark, SomaFM, etc.
  • We can play songs from Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon could,etc.
  • It creates smart playlists and dynamic playlists.
  • It transfers music in iPod, iPhone, android, other mobile devices or storage etc.

Installing Clementine

To install clementine, you should add stable PPA as shown below –

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

The sample output should be like this –

More info:
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmppbof_syf/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmppbof_syf/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key 044A3B98 from hkp server
gpg: /tmp/tmppbof_syf/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 044A3B98: public key "Launchpad Clementine Stable" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1)

Now update the index as shown below –

$ sudo apt-get update

To install clementine, use the following command –

$ sudo apt-get install clementine

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 additional packages will be installed:
libcrypto++9v5 libechonest2.3 liblastfm1 libqjson0 libqt4-opengl
The following NEW packages will be installed:
clementine libcrypto++9v5 libechonest2.3 liblastfm1 libqjson0 libqt4-opengl
0 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 0 to remove and 142 not upgraded.
Need to get 7,212 kB of archives.
After this operation, 32.8 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 xenial/universe amd64 libqjson0 amd64 0.8.1-3 [63.7 kB]
Get:2 xenial/main amd64 clementine amd64 1.3.1~xenial [5,418 kB]
Get:3 xenial/universe amd64 libcrypto++9v5 amd64 5.6.1-9 [885 kB]

To open clementine, use the following command –

$ clementine

The sample output should be like this –

To get more information about clementine, use the following command –

$ clementine -h

The sample output should be like this –

Usage: clementine [options] [URL(s)]

Player options:
-p, --play             Start the playlist currently playing
-t, --play-pause       Play if stopped, pause if playing
-u, --pause            Pause playback
-s, --stop             Stop playback
-r, --previous         Skip backwards in playlist
-f, --next             Skip forwards in playlist
-v, --volume           Set the volume to percent
--volume-up            Increase the volume by 4%
--volume-down          Decrease the volume by 4%
--volume-increase-by   Increase the volume by percent
--volume-decrease-by   Decrease the volume by percent
--seek-to              Seek the currently playing track to an absolute position
--seek-by              Seek the currently playing track by a relative amount
--restart-or-previous  Restart the track, or play the previous track if within 8 seconds of start.

Playlist options:
-a, --append          Append files/URLs to the playlist
-l, --load            Loads files/URLs, replacing current playlist
-k, --play-track      Play the th track in the playlist

Other options:
-o, --show-osd          Display the on-screen-display
-y, --toggle-pretty-osd Toggle visibility for the pretty on-screen-display
-g, --language          Change the language
    --quiet             Equivalent to --log-levels *:1
    --verbose           Equivalent to --log-levels *:3
    --log-levels        Comma separated list of class:level, level is 0-3
    --version           Print out version information

After this article, you will be able to understand – “How to install Clementine 1.3 for Linux”. In our next articles, we will come up with more Linux based tricks and tips. Keep reading!

Sharon Christine
Sharon Christine

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