Clementine Changelog

New in version 1.2.3

April 24th, 2014
  • Bugfixes:
  • Fix compilation with GCC 4.9.
  • (Linux) Fix poor search performance with sqlite 3.8.
  • (Ubuntu) Fix dependency issues on Ubuntu 14.04.
  • (Windows) Upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.1g to fix CVE-2014-0160.

New in version 1.2.2 (February 21st, 2014)

  • Major features:
  • (Android Remote) Add kittens support.
  • Bugfixes:
  • Rename SkyDrive to OneDrive.
  • Don't include the user's IP address in the log (from the network remote settings dialog).
  • (Debian) Fix a bug with HTTPS logins to all cloud storage providers.
  • (Mac OS X) Fix a bug in the workaround for a weird font issue on 10.9.
  • (Mac OS X) Fix rendering of source icons on retina displays.
  • (Android Remote) Don't advertise songs that aren't available.
  • (Android Remote) Fix playing songs with special characters in filenames.

New in version 1.2.1 (November 26th, 2013)

  • Bugfixes:
  • Fix library download in the network remote.
  • Fix removing songs from playlist in the network remote.
  • Fix login failures with box.com.
  • (Mac OS X) Add a workaround for a weird font issue on 10.9.
  • (Linux) Fix a typo that would prevent the Spotify downloader button from ever being shown.

New in version 1.2.0 (October 15th, 2013)

  • Major features:
  • Add support for indexing and playing music from Box, Dropbox, Skydrive, and Ubuntu One.
  • Add support for Subsonic.
  • Remote control support for Android.
  • Add a Playlist tab to the sidebar. Starred playlists are saved in here when their tabs are closed.
  • Other features:
  • Add configurable blur & opacity to album art when used as a playlist background.
  • Support Opus where available.
  • Support .mka and .oga file extensions.
  • Parsing support for WPL playlists.
  • Sort providers by user preference.
  • Add year and bitrate to MPRIS2 messages.
  • Add "not equals" operator to fields in the smart playlist wizard.
  • Add an option to write ratings, play count and scores to files.
  • Add options to show the rating and score on the OSD.
  • Add support for POPM tags.
  • Add support for FMPS tags in Ogg, FLAC, MP4 and ASF files.
  • Compile the bundled Taglib with ASF, MP4 and Opus support.
  • Make it possible to cancel cover searches.
  • Add an option to resume playback on startup.
  • Add support for Performer and Grouping tags.
  • Add Radio GFM.
  • Add an Apply button to the settings dialog.
  • Make it possible to mark all episodes of a podcast as new/listened.
  • Add an option for fading in/out on pause/unpause.
  • Add stereo balance slider to the equalizer.
  • Add a --restart-or-previous commandline flag.
  • Allow files to be transcoded directly from the playlist.
  • Export downloaded album covers
  • Removed features:
  • Removed iDevice support - it doesn't work well with modern devices and libgpod isn't being updated to support them.
  • (Windows) Removed support for WMDM devices. This was very fragile to cross-compile and was buggy and untested.
  • (Mac OS X) Removed support for 10.6. OS X 10.7 or later is now required.
  • Bugfixes:
  • Fix gapless playback!
  • Detect corrupt FLAC files when parsing tags.
  • Load tags from local files asynchronously.
  • Show more than 5 album results at a time from Spotify.
  • Detect last.fm login failures correctly.
  • Support x-audio/mime types for podcasts.
  • Locale-aware library sorting.
  • Remove duplicate tracks from Spotify search results.
  • Do not fetch Magnatune library until the service is expanded.
  • Sort Magnatune library after refresh.
  • Make the playlist parser recognise 2 character URL schemes.
  • Read and write more metadata for MP4 tags.
  • Translate Unity quicklist actions.
  • Fix a memory leak when fingerprinting songs.
  • Preserve user stats when opening the edit tag dialog.
  • Fix neverending task when a Grooveshark session is invalid.
  • Elide the fancy sidebar text on the right instead of the middle.
  • Increase the maximum size of the moodbar cache.
  • Use a new Amazon access key.
  • Select the next tab when a playlist tab is closed.
  • Fix radio playlists in non-English locales.
  • Fix cursor following playback.
  • Hide moodbar playlist column by default.
  • Use native language names in the language selector where available.
  • Only show a tooltip on sidebar tabs when needed.
  • Never start playing a background stream (like Hypnotoad) on startup.
  • Run the moodbar generation at a lower CPU and IO priority.
  • Pressing space with the seekbar focused now toggles play/pause.
  • Update tray icon progress immediately on track change.
  • Don't replace song metadata with blank m3u EXTINF metadata.
  • Fix a bug when fingerprinting files with non-ascii characters.
  • Fix occasional freezing analyzers.
  • Make wheel events on the analyzer change the volume.
  • (Mac OS X and Windows) Highlight the actual file in Finder or Explorer when using "Show file in browser".
  • (Windows) Run Clementine with normal user privileges after installation.
  • (Windows) Fix a "Error loading http://audio/mpegurl" error on first start.
  • (Mac OS X) Don't probe stupid printers when scanning for music devices.
  • (Mac OS X) Show a better error message when using an old version of OS X.
  • Build system changes:
  • Add continous builds for Fedora Core 18, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.04.
  • (Linux) Use the system's version of libmygpo-qt if available.
  • (Mac OS X and Windows) Upgrade to Qt 4.8.3.
  • (Mac OS X) Sign release .dmgs.

New in version 1.1.1 (November 19th, 2012)

  • Bugfixes:
  • Bundle Taglib 1.8 on older distros to enable Google Drive support in Clementine.

New in version 1.1.0 (October 25th, 2012)

  • Major features:
  • Podcast support with integration with gpodder.net.
  • Add support for indexing and playing music from Google Drive.
  • Add Soundcloud support.
  • Add jazzradio.com support.
  • Moodbar support.
  • Other features:
  • Show nearby concerts for an artist using the Songkick API.
  • Support "My Music" in Grooveshark.
  • Support logical operators in the playlist filter.
  • Remove Spotify and Grooveshark search playlists in favour of the
  • internet tab.
  • Support liblastfm1.
  • Make the grouping of global search results configurable.
  • Support top lists in Spotify (eg. top 100).
  • Support drag and drop from the global search to the playlist.
  • Support undo for playlist sorting and shuffling.
  • Updated global search UI.
  • Verify and backup database on startup.
  • Support mono playback.
  • Add an option to prefer the AlbumArtist tag over the Artist tag when
  • scrobbling to Last.fm.
  • Add the ability to get a Grooveshark URL to share a songs and playlists.
  • Support loading spotify URLs from the command line.
  • Add "Very high" quality setting for visualisations.
  • Support setting the current album cover or a custom image as the
  • playlist background.
  • Add support for darklyrics as a lyrics source.
  • Add %filename% as a custom OSD variable.
  • Show .mka, .ape and .wv in file view.
  • Load cover art from mp4 files.
  • Copy text from all visible columns when copying a playlist row.
  • Add "Edit file information" and "Show in file browser" actions to the
  • file view.
  • Add Discogs as an album cover provider.
  • Nyanalyzer cat now goes to sleep between songs.
  • (Mac OS X) Support drag and dropping files and folders on the dock icon.
  • (Mac OS X) Support notification center instead of Growl on Mountain
  • Lion.
  • (Mac OS X) Support fullscreen mode in Mountain Lion.
  • (Mac OS X) Draw high resolution text when using a retina display.
  • Bugfixes:
  • Use new authentication API for di.fm/sky.fm to fix logging in to those
  • services.
  • Move tag reading to a separate process to isolate taglib crashes.
  • Fix hang on exit while library is being changed.
  • Fix parsing of cue sheets longer than 99 minutes.
  • Preserve the current song in the library view when filtering.
  • Previous button actually goes to the previous track when repeat track
  • mode is enabled.
  • Fix crashes when requesting MPRIS data during startup.
  • Enable horizontal scrolling in the Transcode dialog so the user can see
  • the whole path.
  • Stop showing the search box for Grooveshark and Spotify if the user is
  • not logged in.
  • Fix neverending task in Grooveshark if the user is logged out.
  • Fix 1px size change in the tool buttons in the main window.
  • Dragging songs to the bottom of the playlist now adds them to the
  • bottom.
  • Improve startup time by moving DeviceManager initialisation off the main
  • thread.
  • Fix crash when trying to seek with no song playing.
  • Scale the missing cover image in the edit tag dialog correctly.
  • Use the first visible column when dragging and dropping within the
  • playlist.
  • Fix a crash at startup when initialising the library before the grouping
  • settings have been loaded.
  • Handle various artists correctly in global search.
  • Add suggestions in global search.
  • Follow HTTP redirects correctly.
  • Find hidden album art.
  • Support genre and date in cue sheets.
  • Cache album art in the library model to prevent flicking when filtering.
  • Locale-aware sorting of Grooveshark songs.
  • Sort Grooveshark playlists by name.
  • Work around a bug in Qt so the number of mouse wheel scroll lines is
  • respected.
  • Fix transparency of visualisation overlay.
  • Fix transparency of pretty OSD.
  • Show thumbnails of album art in the tray icon tooltip instead of full
  • size images.
  • Allow upper case headers in PLS files.
  • Support libimobiledevice 1.1.2.
  • Fix crash when drag and dropping from a separate Clementine instance.
  • Sort SomaFM streams alphabetically.
  • Fix crash when OpenGL is unavailable.
  • Fix some resource leaks in the Grooveshark support.
  • Update the year when completing tags automatically.
  • Fix a crash when changing a song's rating.
  • Fix a crash when searching for album covers.
  • Load spotify URLs correctly from playlists.
  • (Linux) Fix a crash on exit when Gnome accessibility is enabled.
  • (Linux) Work around a hang on exit caused by certain NVidia drivers.
  • (Linux) Support devices with no partition table.
  • (Linux) Support "open with" in Ubuntu.
  • (Linux) Fix a crash in PlayTrack MPRIS method.
  • (Linux) Fix the types of some MPRIS fields.
  • (Mac OS X) Fix HTTPS streams.
  • (Mac OS X) Support keyboard shortcuts in native Mac search fields.
  • (Mac OS X) Use Qocoa instead of custom hacks for native search widgets.
  • (Mac OS X) Fix crash on exit.
  • (Mac OS X) Avoid churn from frequent FSEvent stream updates.
  • (Mac OS X) Hide empty help menu on Mac.
  • (Mac OS X) Fix leaks in device handling code.
  • (Windows) Remove the drop shadow in the OSD.
  • (Windows) Do not show the OSD in the taskbar.
  • (Windows) Fix a crash when clicking on the empty button in the thumbbar.
  • Build system changes:
  • Add continous builds for Fedora Core 17 and Ubuntu 12.04.
  • Show which dependencies are missing when trying to enable optional
  • features.
  • (Mac OS X and Windows) Upgrade to Qt 4.8.2.

New in version 1.0.0 (January 3rd, 2012)

  • Major features:
  • Add Spotify support.
  • Add Grooveshark support.
  • Add Digitally Imported (di.fm) and Sky.fm radio stations.
  • Add a global search feature:
  • A single place to search for music and radio.
  • Includes your library, radio streams, Spotify and Grooveshark.
  • Add audio CD support.
  • Add Amazon as an alternate provider for album cover art.
  • Add Nyanalyzer Cat.
  • Other features:
  • Add transcoder options.
  • Display album art from FLAC tags if using a version of taglib that supports it.
  • Rename the existing "Shuffle by album" mode to "Shuffle tracks in this album", and add a new "Shuffle albums" mode that plays all the tracks in each album sequentially, but then jumps to a different random album afterwards.
  • Improve the organisation of the settings dialog.
  • Add scroll bars to the settings dialog if it's too big to fit on the screen.
  • Improve the settings dialog pages for online services like Last.fm to make it easier to log in and log out.
  • Add a warning about not being able to play Last.fm radio if not a subscriber.
  • Group album cover search results by category.
  • Allow the artist and album to be specified separately when searching for album covers.
  • Made album cover art searches more clever - they will select the "best" image automatically rather than just choosing the first one.
  • Show some statistics after searching for album cover art.
  • Show the album cover dimensions on each image when searching for art.
  • Support dragging and dropping images onto the cover in the edit tag dialog.
  • Double clicking a playlist tab now lets you rename it.
  • Add keyboard shortcuts to navigate between playlist tabs.
  • When songs are added to the end of the playlist, scroll the playlist to ensure the top one is visible.
  • Make dynamic playlists use the limit specified in the smart playlists dialog.
  • Add an "Expand" button to add more tracks to a dynamic playlist.
  • Make it possible to use relative dates in smart playlist criteria.
  • Add an option to remove the playlist background image.
  • Add options to customise OSD messages that are shown on song changes.
  • Add a button in the status bar to toggle Last.fm scrobbling.
  • Show a song's URL in the title playlist column if it doesn't have a title.
  • Add a new logging system.
  • Add file type filtering to the Files view.
  • Add a --version command line option.
  • Add a --toggle-pretty-osd command line option.
  • Add support for custom lastfm:// URLs.
  • Make the version number in the About dialog selectable.
  • Elide the hint text in search boxes when it's too long.
  • Show the artist and album name in the title of the "Show fullsize" window.
  • Remember which tab was selected last time in the edit tag dialog.
  • Cache lists of streams/friends fetched from Last.fm, di.fm, soma.fm, etc.
  • Improve handling of album artist tags.
  • (Mac OS X) Make the album cover search dialog modal so it acts like a sheet.
  • Bugfixes:
  • Put a limit on the size of the playlist's undo stack and don't record operations that affect more than 500 rows. Reduces memory usage when adding or removing lots of items to the playlist.
  • Buffer audio from all sources, not just http. Fixes audio stuttering when playing from mounted network locations.
  • When adding files to the playlist that aren't in the library, quickly add playlist entries first and then load more metadata in the background.
  • Scrobble radio streams even when the length is unknown.
  • Re-enable the Last.fm Love button after going to another song in a stream.
  • Scrobble tracks properly if they're loved before the half-way point.
  • Fix a bug that would sometimes cause the wrong songs to be scrobbled.
  • Fix a bug where a song's play count would be updated continuously if scrobbling was disabled.
  • After deleting an item from a playlist move the selection to the next item instead of the previous one.
  • Translate dynamic playlist names properly at runtime.
  • Fix a crash on startup if the album cover loader took too long to start.
  • Show tooltips in the sidebar only in Tabs and Icons Only modes.
  • Fix the byte order of album cover art images sent over dbus on big endian machines.
  • When songs disappear from the filesystem, mark them as unavailable instead of completely removing them from the database.
  • Read album artist tags from ogg/flac/mp4 files properly.
  • Make the --pause command line option always pause, instead of behaving the same as --play-pause.
  • Fix a crash when clicking on the "Smart playlists" folder when the library grouping is set to None/None/None.
  • Keep the state of the rain and hypnotoad menu items in sync.
  • Fix a bug where playlist columns would slowly change size the more times you opened and closed Clementine.
  • Save the state of the playlist columns' sort order.
  • Assume Icecast-style stream metadata is in the "Artist - Title" format, as this seems more common than "Title - Artist".
  • Preserve high quality (>16-bit) audio streams.
  • Stop the M3U parser from going into an infinite loop when parsing a file with an invalid #EXTINF line.
  • When renumbering tracks, number the first track 1 instead of -1.
  • Fix a bug where notifications would be shown for the wrong song after editing file tags.
  • When organising files, make %albumartist behave like %artist if the song has no albumartist tag set.
  • Use locale-aware sorting for artists and albums in the album cover manager.
  • When stopping due to "Stop after this track", set the current song to the one after, so when the user presses Play it plays the next song instead of the last one again.
  • Fix a bug that stopped Magnatune album downloads from working.
  • Improve detection of playlist types when loading a playlist smaller than 512 bytes.
  • Fix Last.fm authentication on Qt 4.8.
  • Save the playlist column alignment setting properly.
  • Indicate which playlist column alignment is currently in use in the menu.
  • Speed up adding entire folders to the playlist from disk.
  • Load cover art for the library in a background thread. This makes opening nodes with a large number of albums much faster.
  • Make manual track changes ignore the "Repeat track" setting
  • Use MP3 URLs for Jamendo instead of Ogg since they keep breaking the Ogg ones.
  • Fix a crash when asked over DBus or the commandline to play a track in the playlist that doesn't exist.
  • Fix a bug where moving songs down in the playlist could not be undone properly.
  • (Linux) Fix device detection using DeviceKit.
  • (Linux) Recognise iPods correctly when using GIO.
  • (Linux) Work around an NVIDIA driver bug that would cause Clementine to use 100% CPU on exit.
  • (Gnome 3) Register for media key notifications properly.
  • (Gnome 3) Run the new gnome-control-center command to open the keyboard shortcuts dialog.
  • (Ubuntu) Add Clementine to the Unity system tray whitelist on startup.
  • (Ubuntu) Don't use Unity's global menubar.
  • (OpenBSD) Fix compilation errors in projectm.
  • (Mac OS X) Fix free space and capacity information for MTP devices.
  • (Mac OS X) Disable the popup delay settings when using Growl.
  • (Mac OS X) Blacklist certain USB devices from MTP probing.
  • (Mac OS X) Fix global shortcuts in Lion.
  • (Mac OS X) Fix native search widgets in Qt 4.8.
  • (Windows) Fix an occasional crash when connecting devices.
  • (Windows) Fix a bug where filenames containing unicode characters could not be transcoded.
  • (Windows) Close transcoded files after writing them.
  • (Windows and Mac OS X) Use a git build of taglib to fix a crash when loading malformed ID3v2 tags.
  • Build system changes:
  • Clementine has now moved from svn to git. Details are on Google Code: http://code.google.com/p/clementine-player/source/checkout
  • Clementine's translations have moved from Launchpad to Transifex: https://www.transifex.net/projects/p/clementine/
  • (Linux) Added packages for Fedora 15, Fedora 16 and Ubuntu Oneiric.
  • (Mac OS X) Compile dependencies in a more controlled way.
  • (Mac OS X) Create a prettier DMG package.
  • (Windows) Add a cmake option to enable the debug console in release mode.

New in version 0.7.1 (April 11th, 2011)

  • Fix several compilation errors under GCC 4.6.0.
  • Fix a regression that broke gapless playback between certain songs.
  • Fix the behaviour of --seek-by and --seek-to commandline options.
  • Fix a crash when the visualisation window was resized to 0x0 pixels.
  • (Linux) Fix the behaviour of the InsertUrls DBUS method.

New in version 0.7 (March 28th, 2011)

  • Major features:
  • Brand new "Edit track information" dialog. You can now edit more fields, change multiple songs at once, change album cover art and view song statistics. Added an option to identify songs and fill in their tags automatically using information from MusicBrainz.
  • Add support for .cue files. Songs in a cuesheet appear in the playlist and your library as separate tracks.
  • Add "Duplicates only" and "Untagged songs only" views to the library that help you find and correct badly tagged music in your library.
  • Add an option to show album covers in the library view. This is on by default, but you can turn it off again in the Preferences dialog.
  • Add an option to load cover art directly from a URL.
  • Clementine now gracefully handles deleted files by skipping them on playback attempt and greying them out in the playlist view.
  • Add a "Full library rescan" option which should rescan your library much more thoroughly than before (but will take longer).
  • Add a "Show in file browser" option to the library and playlist menus.
  • Add a fancy tooltip to the track seek slider, showing the position that you're about to jump to and its distance from the current position.
  • Add support for network proxies. Clementine will use your system's proxy by default, but you can configure a different one in the Preferences dialog.
  • The "Kittens" extra now fetches even fluffier kittens.
  • Hypnotoad: now available in fullscreen HD.
  • Other features:
  • Load embedded cover art from ogg files.
  • Add a backspace shortcut to the files view.
  • Pressing ESC will clear and focus the search box. Typing in the playlist view will focus the search box and start searching.
  • Pressing space in the playlist will play/pause the current track.
  • Add global shortcuts for rating songs.
  • Add global shortcuts for all of the repeat and shuffle modes.
  • Middle-clicking a song now enqueues it into the playlist.
  • Download higher resolution images from last.fm.
  • Add options to the now-playing widget's menu to change the album art.
  • Dragging an image file onto the now-playing widget will now set that image as the cover art for the album.
  • You can now tell the library scanner which filenames it should prefer when looking for album cover art.
  • Add a configurable timeout when searching for song and artist info.
  • Add tooltips to the album cover manager that show the artist and album name.
  • Improve the options in the context menu for adding tracks to the playlist from the library. Default behaviours are now configurable in the Preferences dialog.
  • You can now use "file path" when creating dynamic playlists.
  • The search box in the album cover manager now searches in artist names as well.
  • Move the clear button inside search boxes.
  • Make the pretty OSD snap to the center of the screen when dragging.
  • Add a text alignment setting to playlist columns.
  • The scroll wheel now scrolls through images in the artist info view.
  • You can now drag songs onto empty space in the playlist tab bar to add the songs to a new playlist.
  • Fade out the currently playing song when exiting Clementine.
  • Centre on the last played song when restoring a playlist.
  • Add a menu item to change analyzers' framerate.
  • Add an option to hide dividers in the library view.
  • Ability to use either a "time left" timer or a "total time" timer for songs.
  • (Windows) Add support for automatic updates. The second time you start Clementine you are asked whether you want to check for updates automatically. You can check manually at any time in the Tools menu.
  • (Windows 7) Add playback buttons to the Windows 7 taskbar icon.
  • Bugfixes:
  • Fix several issues loading files with non-ascii characters in their filenames.
  • Fix several crashes when loading malformed tags from MP3 files.
  • Fix a crash when clicking the "cancel" button on a dynamic playlist while the preview is still being loaded.
  • Fix a crash when skipping quickly through tracks while the Artist Info tab was open.
  • Fix a crash on exit if you have the Magnatune list open.
  • Fix a crash when closing a playlist that has songs still loading.
  • Fix a crash when removing the first, active playlist.
  • Fix a race condition on startup that might lead to two instances of Clementine being started.
  • Fix a display bug in the "Last played" column for songs that haven't been played in the last week.
  • Improve the sorting of untagged songs loaded from directories.
  • Fix a build failure on ARM.
  • Do library initialisation in the background - fixing a GUI freeze when loading large collections.
  • Fix a bug where columns would sometimes not appear in the playlist.
  • Fix some graphical bugs when resizing the sidebar when it is blurred.
  • Hide the score and comment columns by default, increase the size of the sidebar.
  • Fix a database error when searching for " characters in the library.
  • Fix an issue when trying to sign in to last.fm with a username containing special characters.
  • Fix the "date" and "rating" smart playlist comparisons.
  • Update statistics properly when playing songs shorter than 30 seconds.
  • Don't re-read tags from files when loading a playlist if those songs are already in the library.
  • Make it possible to disable all lyric providers.
  • Make it possible to delete the active playlist.
  • Add a workaround for broken XML entities in ASX playlists.
  • Sort playlist tabs properly when closing and re-opening Clementine.
  • (Windows) Fix MP3 transcoding.
  • (Windows) Better error handling when parts of the Windows Media Device Manager SDK aren't installed (like on Windows Server).
  • (Windows) Fix a crash on startup when a device was connected that gave Clementine an invalid icon.
  • (Linux) Various MPRIS2 fixes.
  • (Mac OS X) Increase the maximum file descriptor limit so larger collections can still be monitored for changes.
  • Build system changes:
  • Remove the old xine, VLC and Phonon backends. These weren't maintained any more and didn't have as many features as the GStreamer backend.
  • Make Last.fm optional.
  • Clementine now builds correctly with Clang.
  • Don't run tests for features if those features are disabled.
  • (Linux) Make DBUS optional.
  • (Windows) Upgrade to Qt 4.7.1.
  • (Mac OS X) Switch the HTTP gstreamer plugin to soup instead of neon.