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(Screenshot of Exaile 0.3.0a3)

Exaile is a music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python. It incorporates automatic fetching of album art, lyrics fetching, artist/album information via Wikipedia, Last.fm scrobbling, support for many portable media players including iPods, internet radio such as shoutcast, and tabbed playlists. It is kind of a Gnome Amarok (If I may call it that...).

Exaile 0.3.0 is a complete rewrite of Exaile from the ground up, and should make development of future versions much easier. A quick overview of what’s new in comparison to 0.2.14:

  • Last.fm cover support
  • Autodetection of cds and media players
  • An optional shiny new context panel, like that of Amarok 1.x
  • Experimental support for gapless (must be enabled in prefs)
  • New artwork throughout exaile
  • A librivox plugin
  • UI has been improved in several places
  • and more!
You can download Exaile source code from here. There is also a PPA for Exaile, but currently only the Ubuntu Karmic packages are available.

Update: Ubuntu Jaunty packages are ready, so to install Exaile 0.3.0, open a terminal and paste the following commands:
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/exaile-devel/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 43CBFCC0
sudo apt-get update & sudo apt-get install exaile

If you use Ubuntu Karmic (9.10), just replace Jaunty in the first command above, with Karmic

If you wish to download the latest development code, you can type the following:

bzr checkout lp:exaile

and to update it:

bzr update
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