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How To Install QMPlay2 on Ubuntu 20.04 | 22.04 LTS

QMPlay2 is a video and audio player. It can play all formats supported by FFmpeg, libmodplug (including J2B and SFX). It also supports Audio CD, raw files, Rayman 2 music and chiptunes. It contains YouTube and MyFreeMP3 browser.

In this guide, we will show you how to install QMPlay2 on Ubuntu systems.

Install QMPlay2 on Ubuntu-APT method

Follow the steps below to get started with QMPlay2 :

  • Update your Ubuntu system packages with running the below command:
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y
  • QMPlay2 package is not available on Ubuntu base repository. So You can install it via importing adding LaunchPAD repository as follows:
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/qmplay2.gpg] https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/tomtomtom/qmplay2/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qmplay2.list
  • Then import the GPG Key as shown below:
sudo mkdir /root/.gnupg
sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/qmplay2.gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys CEC312CC5ED8215A6E0EFC49B90E9186F0E836FB > /dev/null
  • Run the command below to reflect on LaunchPAD repo
sudo apt update -y
  • Then install QMPlay2 as shown below:
sudo apt install qmplay2 -y

Install QMPlay2-Flatpak method

NOTE: Also you can install QMPlay2 with Flatpak

Flatpak, formerly known as xdg-app, is a utility for software deployment and package management for Linux. It is advertised as offering a sandbox environment in which users can run application software in isolation from the rest of the system.

  • So install the Flatpak manager with running the following command:
sudo apt install flatpak -y
  • Enable Flatpak using the following command
sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
  • Install QMPlay2 using the following flatpak command.
flatpak install flathub io.github.zaps166.QMPlay2

Access QMPlay2

  • Use the command line to launch QMPlay2 as follows:
qmplay2
  • You can also search on the system search bar by typing QMPlay2 as follows
  • Alternatively, Flatpak users will need to launch using the command below:
flatpak run io.github.zaps166.QMPlay2
  • QMPlay2 will be launched as shown below

How to Remove (Uninstall) QMPlay2

  • Remove QMPlay2 APT Method
sudo apt autoremove qmplay2 --purge -y
  • Remove QMPlay2 with Flatpak Remove Method:
flatpak uninstall --delete-data io.github.zaps166.QMPlay2
flatpak remove --unused

Install QMPlay2 -Conclusion

That’s it

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