Clementine 1.1 has released

Clementine 1.1 has released

Clementine is a variety of mandarin orange, so tasty and energy fruit that makes you feel good and healthy. Software-wise, Clementine is music player, and yes sir, it still makes you feel that good! You make ask, why should we try another one music player ? Frankly speaking Clementine is one of the must-have applications in Linux and the only remaining question is, “Why isn’t Ubuntu shipped with this by default?”.

Back in the day, when Amarok was upgraded from 1.4 version to 2.0, many users felt unhappy with this transition and as a result, Clementine was born. Hence, Clementine is a cross-platform music player inspired by Amarok 1.4. In other words, Clementine can be described as a a port of Amarok 1.4 to the Qt 4 framework (meaning C++ code) and the GStreamer framework. In addition, as a cross-platform application, it is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS.

Clementine can do several things. It’s not just another music player. You see there are more things you can do but searching and play music locally. For example, you can listen to internet radio. So if you love Radio, Clementine is your best friend thanks to its integrated Radio stations (, SomaFM, Magnatune, JazzRadio etc). Even more, you are able to make your own playlists in tabs, import and export projects, transcode audio formats (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, ACC) etc. The truth is that whatever I say here, you have to test it by yourself and then share your thoughts with us.

That has been told, lets see Clemetine basic features so far, prior to version 1.1:
* Search and play your local music library
* Listen to internet radio from, SomaFM and Magnatune
* Tabbed playlists, import and export M3U, XSPF, PLS and ASX
* Visualisations from projectM
* Transcode music into MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Speex, FLAC or AAC
* Edit tags on MP3 and OGG files, organise your music
* Download missing album cover art from
* Cross-platform – works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
* Native desktop notifications on Linux (libnotify) and Mac OS X (Growl)
* Supports MPRIS on Linux, or remote control using the command-line

After 1 year, Clementine gets updated to 1.1 version. This release adds long-awaited Podcast support including integration and synchronisation with Music from Soundcloud and is available in the Internet tab in the sidebar, as well as any songs you’ve uploaded to Google Drive. Clementine will also now show moodbars for the music you play from your local disc. See the full changelog for more information.

Please allow me to quote the exact words of a user using Clementine: “Clementine is a bit heavier on the resources and slower at the library scanning thing, but it’s my audio player of choice — it just has good ease-of-use and crisp look out of the box”

Installation :

For Ubuntu and LinuxMint use the following PPA:

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

– For other Linux distros, download and install from this Link.

  • Mario Fernando Rodríguez Romer

    For some strange reason I did not know about Clementine until this article … and it really seems like a decent enough replacement for my Rhythmbox; although as mentioned, it DOES take up more resources.

  • jymm

    Clementine is my favorite music player. It is great. I have tried most Linux music players and found none better than Clementine. It plays flawlessly, to many Linux players seem to almost skip like an old record at times. Clementine can also be downloaded in an .exe version for Windows.

  • http://localhost/ Mainstream

    It’s my music player of choice on Linux, but 1.1 was already released (as deb) a while ago ;-)

  • Saeed Rakhsha

    hi , how i can record internet radio songs that come on clementine ….as mp3 or other ..i need that ..i have ubuntu 12.04 and 7 thanks everyone