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Nuvola 4.10.29 Supports Ubuntu 18.04; Updates OwnCloud Music, Plex Music, Pocket Casts, and SiriusXM

Written for Nuvola Player by Jiří Janoušek on 2018-04-22

The latest stable Flatpaks of OwnCloud Music, Plex Music, Pocket Casts, and SiriusXM were updated to use Chromium-based backend for music playback without Flash plugin and to improve desktop integration features such as a track progress bar and volume slider. Installation instructions were updated for the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

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Nuvola 4.10.23 Updates 8tracks, Bandcamp, Google Play Music, and Google Calendar

Written for Nuvola Player by Jiří Janoušek on 2018-04-03

The latest stable Flatpaks of 8tracks, Bandcamp, and Google Play Music were updated to use Chromium-based backend for music playback without Flash plugin. Google Calendar also uses Chromium engine for better performance and desktop notifications instead of web app alerts.

Continue reading article: https://medium.com/nuvola-news/nuvola-4-10-23-325c54a9d494

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Nuvola Adds Detection of Headphones and Changes Approach to GTK Theming

Written for Nuvola Player by Jiří Janoušek on 2018-03-22

The latest stable Flatpaks of Nuvola add a few tweaks. Firstly, Nuvola can detect when headphones are (un)plugged and mute, pause or resume playback accordingly. Secondly, theming has changed: Greybird is used as a fallback theme instead of Adwaita, and Nuvola no longer bundles other GTK+ themes but embraces Flatpak GTK+ theme extensions instead.

Continue reading this article: https://medium.com/nuvola-news/nuvola-adds-detection-of-headphones-and-changes-approach-to-gtk-theming-274cab6772fe

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Nuvola 4.10 Uses Chromium Engine for Spotify, Deezer, YouTube, Mixcloud, and BBC iPlayer to Play Without Flash Plugin

Written for Nuvola Player by Jiří Janoušek on 2018-03-04

Nuvola 4.10 was released. It is the first release to use a new experimental Chromium backend for five selected scripts to achieve audio playback without the Flash plugin.

Continue reading the article at https://medium.com/nuvola-news/nuvola-4-10-da46a5088c94

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Status of Chromium-based Port of Nuvola

Written for Nuvola Player by Jiří Janoušek on 2017-12-26

As mentioned in the Nuvola 4.9 announcement, most of the energy in the last few months was invested in the Chromium port of Nuvola. This article describes the current status of this ambitious effort: What are the reasons? Does Spotify work? Can Google Play Music and Deezer play without Flash plugin? When can we expect Nuvola with Chromium backend to be released?

Continue reading this article on Medium: https://medium.com/nuvola-news/nuvola-chromium-port-status-3b1648b29c77

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