Tuesday, June 14, 2011

how to install eina music player in ubuntu

Eina is a a classic music player for a modern era.Most music player try to help users by organising the music files.Eina uses a different approach.It does not force users to organise files according to the rule of music player.Instead it allows users to organise their music file according to their wish.It just plays the music.

From their home page-
Eina is written in plain C, using Gtk+-3.0 for the graphic interface and GStreamer for playback.
Gtk means portatility, accesibility, and internationalization. GStreamer means extensibility and support for every audio format out there. These two elements make Eina an unlimited application. (Someone said emacs support?)
By the way, Eina is also free (as in free beer) software. Eina is licensed under GPL-2 or later.
System requirement for version 0.10.0 according to the release note is as follows-
gtk3, gstreamer0.10 (with plugins for different audio formats), curl, vala (only if you compile yourself the code). Optionally you can also use sqlite3, clutter-gtk, libnotify and libindicate to activate some plugins. At least Ubuntu 11.04 and Fedora 15 include all those packages.
To install this in ubuntu,type the following in the terminal(remember its an untrusted ppa;canonical or myself is not responsible for the after effect)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eina/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install eina-player