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Nuvola Player is a free and open-source project licensed under 2-Clause BSD license.

Releases 2.0.x

What's New

Nuvola Player 2.0.0

Nuvola Player 2.0.0 was released on September 17, 2012. Changes since Nuvola Player 1.0.5:

Ported to GTK+ 3

This release is a GTK+ 3 port of release 1.1 to solve issue with a bug in WebKitGtk 1.8. All following features are common with release 1.1. Series 2.0.x requires GTK+ >= 3.4 and GTK+ 3 ports of other libraries.

New Service

Michael Mims created integration of Amazon Cloud Player.

New Service Selector Screen

New service selector screen is based on a mock-up by Alfredo Hernández. Initial version featured screenshots of services, but these was removed in release 2.1.2. Scrobbling

With Last.fn extension, you can now scrobble information about currently playing song to without a need of third-party user scripts.


Lyrics extension provides a pane with lyrics of a currently playing song.

Command Line Interface

You can control Nuvola Player from terminal via command nuvolaplayer-client.

Service Specific Settings

Maintainers of service integrations can use service-specific settings.

Built-in Extensions

Many features became built-in extensions. Almost all features enabled by default in the previous releases must be explicitly enabled. The build-in extensions will become real extensions in one of future releases (maybe 2.1.x) and extensions API will be stabilized.

User Interface

Auto Play

You can enable auto play feature on tab General at Preferences dialog. Nuvola Player will then try to start playback, when service is loaded. Success of this action depends on state of the last visited page of a particular service.

Welcome, HTML5

Google Play, 8tracks and Amazon Cloud Player use HTML5 audio support for playback instead of Flash plugin. However, you will need a MP3 decoder for GStreamer multimedia framework. See FAQ for details.

WebKit WebView Inspector

Maintainers of service integrations can debug their work directly in Nuvola Player with WebKit WebView Inspector.

Other changes

Nuvola Player 2.0.1

Nuvola Player 2.0.1 was released on October 12, 2012 as a bug fix release.

Nuvola Player 2.0.2

Nuvola Player 2.0.2 was released on December 23, 2012 as a bug fix release.

Nuvola Player 2.0.3

Nuvola Player 2.0.3 was released on May 1, 2013 as a bug fix release.

Nuvola Player 2.0.4

Nuvola Player 2.0.4 was released on July 5, 2013 as a bug fix release. Changes since 2.0.3:

Common Issues

Google Play Music fails to play songs

If Google Play Music fails to play songs and produces error messages "Google Play is having trouble reaching the server to play your music", make sure you have installed a MP3 decoder for GStreamer media framework. See FAQ for details.

Grooveshark: You're all out of focus!

If Grooveshark produces error message "You're all out of focus! Zooming in or out may cause problems viewing the site. You can fix it by pressing CTRL+0 or CMD+0 for Mac users.", you don't have compatible Flash plugin. See FAQ for details.

Some services fail to detect Flash plugin

You have to install a Flash plugin that is compatible with Nuvola Player. See FAQ for details.

No integration with Ubuntu Unity

Many features were rewritten as extensions, you have to enable them in Preferences dialog. See FAQ for details.