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Nuvola Player
Cloud music integration for your Linux desktop

Nuvola Player 3 project officially supports and provides packages for Ubuntu 15.04, 15.10, 16.04 and 16.10, Fedora 23-25 and Debian Jessie, Stretch and Sid. The Nuvola Player developer has tested installation and functionality in clean virtualized instances of these distributions and can assure reasonable user support in case of problems.

However, Nuvola Player should also work on other modern Linux distributions, but user experience might not be optimal (e.g. inconsistent look and behaviour) and quality of user support depends on complexity of an issue.

Ubuntu

Graphical Installer or Terminal Kung-fu

There are two ways how to install Nuvola Player:

  1. Power users who are excellent in command-line kung-fu can just add the Nuvola Player Repository manually and install Nuvola Player using common package management tools of your linux distribution. Then skip to the section Check format support.

  2. Users who are not friends with a terminal can take advantage of an easy-to-use graphical installer and follow instructions in the next section.

Install Tiliado Repository Installer

  1. Download Tiliado Repository Installer for your distribution release and open it with Ubuntu Software Center.
  2. Wait a bit as Ubuntu Software Center is a pretty slow beast. Then click Install button.
  3. Enter your password to confirm installation.

Add Nuvola Player Repository

Rolling Releases are for Patrons

Rolling Releases are provided for patrons as a benefit for their support. You will need to enter credentials of your Tiliado account with active Nuvola Patron membership to access these builds.

  1. Click Ubuntu button in the top left corner to open Unity Dash.
  2. Launch Tiliado Repositories installer.
  3. Enter login credentials to your Tiliado account.
  4. Select Nuvola Player repository.
  5. Select repository components you want to install Nuvola Player from.
  6. Select which packages you want to install from the repository.
  7. Review the summary and click Install button.
  8. Enter your password to confirm installation.
  9. If installation is successful, click Quit button. Otherwise copy the installation log and contact support.
  10. Click Ubuntu button in the top left corner to open Unity Dash.
  11. Launch Nuvola Player 3.
  12. You should see Nuvola Player 3 services selector window.

Check Format Support

Info

Nuvola Player 3 packages for Ubuntu have both Flash plugin and GStreamer MP3 audio decoder as dependencies, so these plugins should work out of the box without any hassles.

  1. Click Ubuntu button in the top left corner to open Unity Dash.
  2. Launch Nuvola Player 3.
  3. You should see Nuvola Player 3 services selector window. Launch any streaming service.
  4. Open Gear menu and select Format Support.
  5. Tab Web Plugins shows information about available Flash Player plugins.
  6. Tab MP3 format shows information whether GStreamer MP3 Audio encoder has been found. You can click button Check again to run a MP3 support test.

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Fedora

Graphical Installer or Terminal Kung-fu

There are two ways how to install Nuvola Player:

  1. Power users who are excellent in command-line kung-fu can just add the Nuvola Player Repository manually and install Nuvola Player using common package management tools of your linux distribution. Then skip to the section Install Flash Plugin.

  2. Users who are not friends with a terminal can take advantage of an easy-to-use graphical installer and follow instructions in the next section.

Install Tiliado Repository Installer

  1. Download Tiliado Repository Installer for your distribution release and open it with Software Install tool.

  2. When the Software Install tool is launched, click Install button.

  3. Enter your password to confirm installation.

Installation via Software Install tool may fail behind HTTP proxy server

Software Install tool is not reliable behind HTTP proxy server and installation may fail. In that case, please install the Tiliado Repository Installer from command line under root/superuser account.

su
dnf install /path/to/location/of/tiliado-repositories*.rpm

Add Nuvola Player Repository

Rolling Releases are for Patrons

Rolling Releases are provided for patrons as a benefit for their support. You will need to enter credentials of your Tiliado account with active Nuvola Patron membership to access these builds.

  1. Click Activities button in the top left corner to open GNOME Overview.
  2. Launch Tiliado Repositories installer.
  3. Enter login credentials to your Tiliado account.
  4. Select Nuvola Player repository.
  5. Select repository components you want to install Nuvola Player from.
  6. Select which packages you want to install from the repository.
  7. Review the summary and click Install button.
  8. Enter your password to confirm installation.
  9. If installation is successful, click Quit button. Otherwise copy the installation log and contact support.
  10. Click Activities button in the top left corner to open GNOME Overview.
  11. Launch Nuvola Player 3.
  12. You should see Nuvola Player 3 services selector window.

Install Flash Plugin

Info

Fedora repository doesn't contain a Flash plugin package, so it cannot be installed automatically with Nuvola Player 3 package and it's necessary to install it manually.

  1. Open Adobe Flash Installation web page in your web browser.
  2. Select variant "YUM for Linux (YUM)" and click Download button.
  3. Open downloaded package with Software Install Flash tool.
  4. Install the downloaded package to add Adobe Flash repository.
  5. Click Activities button in the top left corner to open GNOME Overview and launch Terminal.
  6. Run command su or sudo -i to get superuser rights.
  7. Run command rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux to import PGP key.
  8. Run command dnf -y install flash-plugin to install Flash plugin.
  9. Close both terminal and Nuvola Player.
  10. Click Activities button in the top left corner to open GNOME Overview and launch Nuvola Player again.
  11. Open Format support dialog and check whether Flash plugin is recognized.

Install GStreamer MP3 Audio Decoder

Info

Fedora repository doesn't contain a GStreamer MP3 Audio Decoder package, so it cannot be installed automatically with Nuvola Player 3 package and it's necessary to install it manually.

  1. Click Activities button in the top left corner to open GNOME Overview and launch Terminal.
  2. Run command su or sudo -i to get superuser rights.
  3. Run following command to add a RPM Fusion repository.

    dnf install --nogpgcheck \
    http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm \
    http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
    
  4. Run following command to install GStreamer MP3 Audio Decoder from the RPM Fusion repository.

    dnf install gstreamer1-{libav,plugins-{good,ugly,bad-free}}
    
  5. Close both terminal and Nuvola Player.

  6. Click Activities button in the top left corner to open GNOME Overview and launch Nuvola Player again.
  7. Open Format support dialog and check whether GStreamer MP3 Audio Decoder is recognized.

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Debian

Graphical Installer or Terminal Kung-fu

There are two ways how to install Nuvola Player:

  1. Power users who are excellent in command-line kung-fu can just add the Nuvola Player Repository manually and install Nuvola Player using common package management tools of your linux distribution.

  2. Users who are not friends with a terminal can take advantage of an easy-to-use graphical installer and follow instructions in the next section.

Install Tiliado Repository Installer

Download Tiliado Repository Installer for your distribution release and install it with package installer.

Add Nuvola Player Repository

Rolling Releases are for Patrons

Rolling Releases are provided for patrons as a benefit for their support. You will need to enter credentials of your Tiliado account with active Nuvola Patron membership to access these builds.

  1. Click Activities button in the top left corner to open GNOME Overview.
  2. Launch Tiliado Repositories installer.
  3. Enter login credentials to your Tiliado account.
  4. Select Nuvola Player repository.
  5. Select repository components you want to install Nuvola Player from.
  6. Select which packages you want to install from the repository.
  7. Review the summary and click Install button.
  8. Enter your password to confirm installation.
  9. If installation is successful, click Quit button. Otherwise copy the installation log and contact support.
  10. Click Activities button in the top left corner to open GNOME Overview.
  11. Launch Nuvola Player 3.
  12. You should see Nuvola Player 3 services selector window.

Explore Features

Other Distributions

Nuvola Player 3 should work also on modern linux distributions which meet minimal requirements listed bellow, but hasn't been tested here by the developer and support may be limited for that reason. You can take a look at a list of unofficial packages provided by a community or build Nuvola Player from source.

Dependencies

Format Support

Streaming services use following technologies for audio playback:

  • Adobe Flash - you will need a NPAPI based Flash plugin (not PAPI) - see Flash download page
  • HTML5 Audio with MP3 format - you will need a functional GStreamer stack with a MP3 decoder. I'd recommend to install modules gst-plugins-base, gst-plugins-good, gst-plugins-ugly and gst-plugins-bad.

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Questions? Feedback?

Having trouble? We'd like to help! Search for information in the archives of the Nuvola Player Users mailing list, or post a question.