Package Info


Client for the Music Player Daemon (MPD)


Cantata is a graphical client for MPD, supporting the following features:

  • Multiple MPD collections.
  • Customisable layout.
  • Songs grouped by album in play queue.
  • Context view to show artist, album, and song information of current track.
  • Tag editor.
  • File organizer - use tags to organize files and folders.
  • Ability to calculate ReplyGain tags
  • Dynamic playlists.
  • Online services; Jamendo, Magnatune, SoundCloud, and Podcasts.
  • Radio stream support - with the ability to search for streams via TuneIn, ShoutCast, or Dirble.
  • USB-Mass-Storage and MTP device support
  • Audio CD ripping and playback
  • Playback of non-MPD songs - via simple in-built HTTP server if connected to MPD via a standard socket, otherwise filepath is sent to MPD.
  • MPRISv2 DBUS interface.
  • Basic support for touch-style interface (views are made 'flickable').
  • Scrobbling.
  • Ratings support.

Cantata started off as a fork of QtMPC, however, the code (and user interface) is now very different to that of QtMPC. For more detailed information, please refer to the main README.

License: GPL-3.0-only



Package Version Update ID Released Package Hub Version Platforms Subpackages
2.3.0-bp150.1.3 info GA Release 2018-07-30 15
  • x86-64
  • cantata
  • cantata-lang
2.3.3-bp151.2.2 info GA Release 2019-07-17 15 SP1
  • x86-64
  • cantata
  • cantata-lang
2.4.1-bp152.3.1 info GA Release 2020-04-21 15 SP2
  • x86-64
  • cantata
  • cantata-lang
2.4.2-bp153.1.14 info GA Release 2021-04-22 15 SP3
  • AArch64
  • ppc64le
  • s390x
  • x86-64
  • cantata
  • cantata-lang