Fancy music player, BeatBox 0.7, released with plugin support and numerous under-the-hood enhancements
BeatBox is a fancy music player, designed with both functionality and eyecandy in mind, presenting itself as an easy-to-use player with multiple views (such as regular music track view, album art view, extra details view) and pleasant-to-the-eye UI elements, Sound Menu support, enhanced Unity quicklist, etc.
BeatBox 0.7 has been released, bringing a vast amount of under-the-hood changes, as well as various UI enhancements and new features.
The 0.7 version introduces plugin support with dedicated category, consequently, enabling/disabling a specific plugin is to be easily performed under
BeatBox "cog"-->Preferences-->General-->Plugins (at the moment, there are two plugins available,
AZLyrics Fetcher and
Last.FM Info Source).
BeatBox 0.7 comes with numerous code improvements, "the entire app was refactored and cleaned up", ensuring various boosts in speed, third-party plugins creation (support to be created by interested developers), etc.
Improved last.fm authentication, gapless playback, faster startup, multi-library implementation (podcasts received a dedicated separate folder), come to encompass the newly released refactored BeatBox 0.7.
How do we install BeatBox 0.7?
Add the following official PPA (Quantal, Precise)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sgringwe/beatbox
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install beatbox