Cantata Changelog

New in version 1.5.0

October 27th, 2014
  • Remove cover size setting, set automatically.
  • Artist images only shown in grid view.
  • No images, or icons, shown in basic tree view.
  • Remove GUI option to control saving of scaled covers. This is enabled by default, and can be toggled via the config file.
  • Don't re-load view when sort changes.
  • 6. Simplify view config pages.
  • 7. Use QUrl with server details to build HTTP address used to compare MPD http file paths against.
  • Store song ratings in MPD's sticker DB. Ratings stored using 'rating' key and values 0 to 10. In the UI, ratings are show as 5 stars.
  • If we fail to download a cover, don't keep trying next time song is played.
  • Simplify toolbar cover widget, no border.
  • Allow preference dialog to shrink smaller. If screen size is less than 800px, then views page is re-arranged to allow much smaller dialog, category selector uses smaller icons, and headers are removed.. You can check this setting by calling cantata as follows: CANTATA_NETBOOK=1 cantata
  • Support MPDs "find modified-since" with MPD 0.19 and newer. If a number is entered it is taken to be 'modified since X days in past', otherwise a date should be entered (e.g. 01/12/2001 to find all tracks since 1st Dec 2001) Cantata will first try to convert from your locale date format, default date format, and then ISO date format.
  • Show covers in search results.
  • Show performer in cover tooltip if this is set and different to album artist.
  • Always large action icons for grid view.
  • Increase gap between add and play icons in grid view.
  • Disable volume fade on stop by default - this is really something MPD itself should implement.
  • Remove 'Add albums in random order' from view context menus.
  • Reorganize playqueue context menu.
  • Use 'Metadata' and not 'Tags' as metadata/tags view in context song pane.
  • Minor changes to song progress slider.
  • Show covers in playlist tree and list views.
  • Use read-only editable combo for filename in tag editor, so that text can be selected.
  • Also read /com/canonical/desktop/interface/scrollbar-mode to determine if overlay scrollbars have been disabled.
  • Add note about 'AlbumArtist' tag to initial settings wizard.
  • Use QDesktopWidget::logicalDpiX()/96.0 to set DPI scale factor.
  • Expand ~/ to QDir::homePath() when read from UI.
  • Save QDir::homePath()/ as ~ in config file, and convert when read.
  • Allow all bar title and artist columns to be hidden in playqueue.
  • Add option to disable song info tooltips.
  • Only show icons in message widget buttons if style uses icons for dialog buttons.
  • Add option to have separate play queue search action - enabled by default.
  • Revert back to storing scaled covers as JPG. PNG is taking too much space, especially with retina displays.
  • Read ArtistSort, AlbumArtistSort, and AlbumSort from MPD. If found, use these to sort items.
  • Add 'Full Refresh' action - cuases caches to be removed, and models to be completely refreshed.
  • Add actions to mark podcast as episode as listened or new.
  • Add action to cancel podcast downloads.
  • Download podcasts sequentially.
  • Configurable limit to auto podcast downloading.
  • When starting, remove any previous partial podcast downloads.
  • Don't make media keys backend configurable, auto detect the best one.
  • Remove Gtk combo popup size hack.
  • Fix Qt5 translations.
  • Add button to status bar to eanble/disable playback of MPD HTTP output stream.
  • Show notification when outputs changed.
  • Connect MPRIS stopAfterCurrent signal to correct action.
  • Add prev/play/pause/etc actions to Unity launcher, and to windows taskbar entry.
  • Fix current track highlight in grouped view under windows for header item.
  • Use same selection drawing for all views.
  • Fix size of collapsed window in windows builds.
  • If run under Unity or OSX, then place close buttons on left.
  • Fix auto-marking of played downloaded podcasts when connected via a local socket.
  • Fix playback of local files by inbuilt HTTP server.
  • In catata-tags.exe set unhandled exception handler, to prevent windows crash dialog appearing.
  • If a command fails to be sent to MPD, and the socket is in an error state, then reconnect and update status and playqueue.
  • For windows builds, when window is not focused, draw sidebar selection as a darkened background.
  • If MPD supports https, then there is no need to convert SoundCould URLs.
  • If playlist is loaded and replaces playqueue, then start playback of first track.
  • Custom/thin scrollbars for context view.
  • If fail to read a Gtk setting from DConf then try GSettings.
  • Send a message (default to 'status') at least once every 30 seconds to keep command connection alive.
  • Fix inconsistent default cover sizes.
  • French translation - thanks to Jaussoin Timothée.
  • Seek 5seconds when control (or command for Mac) and lef/right arrow keys are pressed. (Seek setting may be changed via config file - refer to README for more details.)

New in version 1.4.2 (September 29th, 2014)

  • When guessing song details from filename (due to missing tags), remove any extension - not just three letter extensions!
  • In tag editor, only show '(Various)' hint for the 'All tracks' entry.
  • Also capitalise composer in tag editor.
  • Resize device properties dialog when changing transcoder.
  • Initialise sidebar icon sizes before constructing.
  • Display multiple genres as separate entries in playlists page genre combo.
  • Resize cover in grouped view if it is too wide.
  • In context view, when creating links to similar artists compare artists names case-insensitively.
  • Fix downloading of podcasts when url is redirected.
  • If 'force single click' is disabled, then double-click on icon view will not add artist/album to playqueue but navigate into.
  • When using Cache config page to clear disk cover/scaled-cover cache, also clear memory cache.
  • Allow to change stream, and online-service, filter search category without closing current search field.
  • Fix combo-box text changed signal for Qt5 builds.
  • Don't have double spacer when cover-widget is hidden.
  • Fix crash in context view if song tracks changed quickly.
  • Better method of setting disabled opacity for monochrome icons.
  • Fix parsing of podcast RSS files containing "content" tag.
  • Set user-agent for podcast URL queries, otherwise requests can fail.
  • Use https://googledrive.com/host/XXX and not https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=XXX for stream provider URLs, etc. Seems like the drive.google.com URLs have download limits.
  • Fix crash when changing buttons of dialogs in Qt builds.
  • Fix setting of played state for podcasts.
  • Fix display of unplayed podcast episode counts.
  • Check if downloading podcasts in closeEvent() as well as quit()
  • If initial settings wizard is canceled, ensure that it is shown at next start.
  • Ignore empty station names in shoutcast and dirble.
  • Fix potential crash when parsing cue files.
  • Replace any of (/ ? < > \ : * | ") with underscore when creating cover file cache names under windows.

New in version 1.4.1 (August 27th, 2014)

  • Remove unused var warning when compiling without online services.
  • Remove some moc/QObject warnings in KDE builds without streams or http server.
  • Update current song to scrobble, even if disabled, so that when enabled we can scrobble.
  • Seems like MPDSribble itself is broken with regards to sending "love" status, so remove MPDScribble from list of scrobblers.
  • Last.fm replies are XML, so decode these properly!
  • Don't log scrobbler session key to debug file.
  • Remove extra margin in podcast settings dialog.
  • When adjusting track numbers in tag editor, start from first actual track.
  • Only enable 'center on current track' action if there is a current track.
  • Use comma to split multiple genres in tooltip and table views.
  • Don't URL encode scrobble keys, just values.
  • If now playing has been sent, track has not been scrobbled, then when track is played after beeing paused for more than 5 seconds resend now playing.
  • Rescrobble, and re-send now playing, if track is repeated.
  • Exceptions are required for all non Qt5 builds.
  • Fix crash in settings dialog when some system-tray options removed.
  • Use QIcon::fromTheme to set system-tray icon.
  • Fix compilation with older ffmpeg versions.
  • Fix compilation with taglib versions older than 1.8
  • Use KDE cmake macro to enable exceptions in KDE builds.
  • Don't alter text of 'Other Views' tab in preferences dialog if streams, online, and device support are disabled - as there are still 2 views; folders and search.
  • Only remove cached scaled covers if updated via cover dialog.
  • If auto-splitter hide is disabled, then restore sizes.
  • ReplayGain settings only valid for MPD v0.16 onwards.
  • Don't center align context view headers and images - as this does not always work for images.
  • Attempt to align song view selector with header.
  • Remove 'Add albums in random order' from search view context menu.
  • Remove mention of streams from initial settings wizard file settings.
  • Fix updating of playqueue background when option changed in preferences dialog.
  • Fix reading of playqueue, and context, backdrop settings.
  • Fix uneven view heights when touch friendly setting is enabled.

New in version 1.4.0 (July 29th, 2014)

  • Use external helper app to read/write tags. Isolates Cantata from TagLib crashes.
  • Lyrics auto-scroll.
  • Option to auto-switch to context view.
  • Toolbar reorganisation.
  • Comment tag support for tag-editor and dynamic playlists.
  • Attempt to respect menubar usage of current DE.
  • Reduce memory used by covers.
  • Artists and albums with new tracks shown in bold.
  • 'Touch Friendly' option - increases button widths, and makes views flickable.
  • Multiple genre support.
  • Streams now stored in '[Radio Streams]' MPD playlist. Compatible with MPDroid development version.
  • Use MusicBrainz AlbumId (if set) to differentiate albums. This helps if you have multiple releases of the same album.
  • Search for streams via dirble.
  • Reduce supplied stream providers to IceCast, ShoutCast, Drible, and TuneIn. Provide dialog to download others from Google drive.
  • Qt-only by default.
  • Scrobbling.
  • Show song lyrics, information, and tags, in context view.

New in version 1.3.4 (April 9th, 2014)

  • Fix adding songs to playqueue with priority when playqueue is not empty.
  • When loading covers, if load fails, check to see if this is because of an incorrect extension. e.g. load a .jpg file with PNG type, and vice versa.
  • Fix showing of time-slider when Cantata is started minimized to system tray and MPD is playing.
  • Remove unused 'Back' action.
  • Don't treat albums with artists such as 'AlbumArtist ft Other' as multiple artist albums.
  • Fix updating of playqueue sidebar tooltip and icon.
  • Add playqueue action to main window, so that shortcut works.
  • When using track organizer, also try to move artist images, backdrop images, and playlist files.
  • After altering filename scheme from track organizer, save settings.
  • Don't set year or disc in tag editor for 'All Tracks' unless they are non zero.
  • In tag-editor, when obtaining values to use for 'All Tracks' entry, don't ignore empty fields.
  • When determining album year, ignore playlist files!
  • If MPD database is refreshed whilst listview is not at top level, then reset view to top level.
  • When TrackOrganizer is called after TagEditor, only perform MPD update once.
  • When editing filename scheme, after inserting a variable set cursor position to after newly inserted text and give focus back to line edit.

New in version 1.3.3 (March 26th, 2014)

  • If Cantata is started whilst an instance is also running, raise window of current instance. (Linux only fix)
  • Add song to playqueue from albums page when double-clicked.
  • Fix display of online-service track album-artist in copy dialog.
  • Ensure library is loaded the very first time Cantata is run (ie. after connected to MPD via initial settings wizard).
  • When song is updated in context view, abort any current network jobs.
  • Fix expand all / collapse all actions. Expand all will only expand 1 level for main browsers.
  • When reading lines from user mpd.conf file, read as utf-8.
  • Reset devices and online-services models when artist-view cover size changes.
  • If downloading online-service track listing fails, then stop loader and show error.
  • Use new location of Jamendo DB listing.

New in version 1.3.0.1 (February 21st, 2014)

  • Compile fix for KDE builds

New in version 1.3.0 (February 21st, 2014)

  • Basic undo/redo for playqueue.
  • Search tab - searches performed via MPD. This tab is hidden by default.
  • Optionally cache scaled covers, to improve loading of albums view. (Displaying of covers should be faster after 1st run, when the scaled contents are saved)
  • Only start internal HTTP server when required, and stop after last non-MPD track removed from playqueue.
  • If listallinfo fails then use lsinfo recursively to retrieve the music collection. listallinfo requires more memory with MPD 0.18, and has been reported to fail for large collections.
  • Cache folder listing (as per music collection), if folders view is used.
  • Better support for Mopidy (requires Mopidy 0.18, or newer)

New in version 1.2.2 (January 6th, 2014)

  • Fix British English translation.
  • Improve internal HTTP security - only serve files to MPD host, and only files in playqueue.
  • Also remove CDDA files when Cantata exits.
  • Improve error message if 'playlist_directory' does not exist.
  • If icon theme does not have network-server, then use audio file icon for HTTP server settings page.
  • Fix truncated files served from internal HTTP server.
  • When adding songs to an existing play lists, dont allow play list files to be added.
  • If Ctrl-F is activated again whilst search widget is visible, then select all current text.
  • When MPD seeks a Cantata HTTP stream, set the Content-Range header field. This fixes seeking of FLAC files.
  • Fix toggling of checkboxes via short-cut.
  • Fix short-cuts in preferences dialog.
  • Dont clear the playqueue when Cantata is passed a song as a commandline at start-up.
  • Fix broken spinboxes in some dialogs with Gtk style.
  • Correctly style treeview in CD details dialog.
  • Only show artist name of CD track if it does not start with main CD artist.
  • Show track numbers in CD listing.