How to Install Winamp on Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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Are you looking for an alternative Linux music player? Winamp might be a good option to consider.Winamp supports a wide variety of contemporary and specialized music file formats, including MIDI, MOD, MPEG-1 audio layers 1 and 2, AAC, M4A, FLAC, WAV, OGG Vorbis, and Windows Media Audio. It supports gapless playback for MP3 and AAC, and Replay Gain for volume leveling across tracks. This article describes” How to install Winamp on Ubuntu/Linux Mint”

Installing Winamp

To install Winamp, get access of Winamp PPA from repository, use the following command –

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:forkotov02/ppa

The sample output should be like this –

Releases of Qt-based multimedia player (Qmmp)

Installation:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:forkotov02/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qmmp qmmp-plugin-pack libtag1-vanilla

Qt4-based version (for Ubuntu 16.04 or higher):
sudo apt-get install qmmp-qt4 qmmp-plugin-pack-qt4

   More info: https://launchpad.net/~forkotov02/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpr684g0lc/secring.gpg' created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpr684g0lc/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key C4FBC3E6 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmpr684g0lc/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key C4FBC3E6: public key "Launchpad PPA for Ilya Kotov" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:                imported: 1 (RSA: 1)
OK

Then update Linux package indexes by using the following command –

$ sudo apt-get update

The sample output should be like this –

Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease [65.9 kB]
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main amd64 Packages
Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates InRelease [65.9 kB]
Get:3 http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg [72 B]
Get:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease [15.4 kB]
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty Release
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main Sources
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease
Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Sources [108 kB]
Get:6 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty-backports InRelease [65.9 kB]
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com trusty/main amd64 Packages
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To install winamp, use the following command –

$ sudo apt-get install qmmp qmmp-plugin-pack

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:
   linux-headers-4.2.0-27 linux-headers-4.2.0-27-generic
   linux-image-4.2.0-27-generic linux-image-extra-4.2.0-27-generic
   linux-signed-image-4.2.0-27-generic php7.0-opcache
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
   libadplug-2.2.1-0 libbinio1ldbl libbs2b0 libopusfile0 libqmmp-misc libqmmp0
   libqmmpui0 libsidplayfp libxmp4 milkytracker opencubicplayer
   opencubicplayer-doc schism unmo3 xmp
Suggested packages:
   adplug-utils sidplay2fp goattracker qmmp-plugin-projectm
The following NEW packages will be installed:
   libadplug-2.2.1-0 libbinio1ldbl libbs2b0 libopusfile0 libqmmp-misc libqmmp0
   libqmmpui0 libsidplayfp libxmp4 milkytracker opencubicplayer
   opencubicplayer-doc qmmp qmmp-plugin-pack schism unmo3 xmp
0 upgraded, 17 newly installed, 0 to remove and 10 not upgraded.
Need to get 5,614 kB of archives.
After this operation, 21.7 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
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To open Winamp, use the following command –

$ qmmp

The output should be like this –

To remove winamp from Linux, it is essential to remove winamp ppa as shown below –

$ sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:forkotov02/ppa

The sample output should be like this –

Releases of Qt-based multimedia player (Qmmp)

Installation:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:forkotov02/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qmmp qmmp-plugin-pack libtag1-vanilla

Qt4-based version (for Ubuntu 16.04 or higher):
sudo apt-get install qmmp-qt4 qmmp-plugin-pack-qt4

   More info: https://launchpad.net/~forkotov02/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel removing it

To remove Winamp, use the following command –

$ sudo apt-get remove qmmp

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:
   linux-headers-4.2.0-27 linux-headers-4.2.0-27-generic
   linux-image-4.2.0-27-generic linux-image-extra-4.2.0-27-generic
   linux-signed-image-4.2.0-27-generic php7.0-opcache
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
   qmmp
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 8 not upgraded.
After this operation, 340 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 252174 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing qmmp (0.9.7-1ubuntu1~trusty0) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.1+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1.1) ...
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Congratulations! Now, you know “How to install Winamp on Ubuntu/Linux Mint”. We’ll learn more about these types of commands in our next Linux post. Keep reading!

raja
Published on 22-Jan-2020 12:32:38
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