- Retrieval of album art, lyrics, artist/album information (via Wikipedia), and guitar tabs (via fretplay.com)
- Tabbed playlists
- iPod Support
- Last.fm support
- SHOUTcast directory browser
- Track blacklisting
Exaile is available in Arch's community repository. To enable the community repository, it must be uncommented in /etc/pacman.conf:
[community] # Add your preferred servers here, they will be used first Include = /etc/pacman.d/community
Exaile can then be installed using Pacman:
pacman -S exaile
If you use ALSA and want to use alsasink instead of the default one, install gstreamer0.10-base-plugins also:
pacman -S gstreamer0.10-base-plugins
This may solve problem if no sound is heard after installation and also when trying to play several sources simultaneously.
Enabling cover art, lyrics, and guitar tablature
While installing Exaile via Pacman will also install any needed runtime dependencies, two additional packages (gnome-python-extras & libgtkhtml) will be needed to enable the cover art, lyrics, guitar tablature, and wiki features of Exaile.
pacman -S gnome-python-extras libgtkhtml
Playing audio CDs
Exaile requires 'python-cddb' to play audio cd's. The correct package for this is cddb-py.
Progress bar stuck at 0:00
If you're trying to listen to an MP3 file, try playing an audio file encoded in a different format, such as .ogg or .flac. If these play correctly then try installing gstreamer-ugly.
pacman -S gstreamer0.10-ugly gstreamer0.10-ugly-plugins
"Playback error encountered! Configured audiosink bin0 is not working"
If you're getting a message like this, or "Configured audiosink bin1 is not working" (or with another number after 'bin'), it may be because Flash is blocking the use of ALSA by Exaile. You can fix this by running
In certain cases (such as if a YouTube video has finished playing), Flash may be blocking the use of ALSA even if an 'npviewer.bin' process is not running. In that case, refreshing the offending page while using a Flash blocking browser extension should fix the problem.
Unfortunately, Exaile does NOT support smb protocol.