Here’s an image of PQMusic on startup.
The bottom row hosts playback icons as well as a hamburger icon. Clicking this icon lets us add files, folders, URLs, as well as open playlists, and access some configuration settings. The interface is nicely presented with album art, and the ability to drag and drop music on to the interface.
As we encountered a playback issue with our version built from the AUR, we moved over to the project’s AppImage. In the image below, we’re playing a Creative Commons licensed album from The Kyoto Connection. This album is in mp3 format.
Here’s the current playlist for the album we added.
While files encoded with MP3 played well with the AppImage version, both the AUR built and the AppImage refused to play the vast majority of FLAC files, borking with an error:
QThread: Destroyed while thread is still running
Aborted (core dumped)
This issue occurs with release v1.2.0, v.1.2.1 (29 July 2022) and Release ci (22 August 2022).
As mentioned above, there are various configuration options available. These are:
- Select the default music folder.
- Option to show notifications when changing songs.
- Option to minimize the program to the system tray when closing the window.
- Option to download the album cover if it’s not found locally.
- Save volume on close.
- Save/open playlist on opening/closing.