General
Linux
Windows
Mac

Overview

Soube is a simple and minimalist music player with the obious functions of one, play music. But this simplicity comes with some cool features. So, I invite you to read the sections on the left to learn more about Soube features and how to use them.


Soube's been tested in:

  • Window 10
  • Solus +1.2.0
  • Fedora 23 & 24
  • Ubuntu 16.04.1
  • Mac Yosemite

Setting up

Soube is very simple of setting up. Actually, you just need to add your root music folder (The folder where you saved all your songs), that's it.

How to add your root music folder?. Simple, if it's the first time using Soube, you can do click on the white space where there's a welcome message or going to the config icon (icon gear -> add folder). This will opend a new window where you can add your root music folder, change the language and make use of the Equalizer system.


Important!

it's very important to undertand that the root music folder is the folder where Soube will read all your music. Therefor, if you wanna add new music, you must do it directly to the root music folder you added on Soube, don't add it like you did with your root music folder in the config panel or you will overwrite the path for searching for songs.

Audio formats

Soube has support for the next music files:


  • mp3
  • wmv
  • wav
  • ogg

Be awere that some music files can be damaged, and this can cause stranges results while Soube is extracting the metadata info.

Shortcuts

With 4 simple shortcuts you can manage Soube in a common way.


Play & Pause
Ctrl
or
Cmd
+

Prev
Ctrl
or
Cmd
+

Next
Ctrl
or
Cmd
+

Shuffle
Ctrl
or
Cmd
+

Also, you have shortcuts for searching an specific song.


Searching bar
Ctrl
or
Cmd
+
F

Tooltips

Tooltips are very useful when a song is larger than it's container.


Tooltip

Searching bar

You can use the Searching bar to search for a song. I developed the searching bar in a simple, cool and powerful way. just press Ctrl or Cmd + F to open the searching bar tool.


Searching bar

While you are typing, you will get a list of all the songs that match the letter or the word.


Searching bar

You can select the song from the list or just press the right arrow to complet the suggested song and hit Enter.

Idioms

Maybe it's not something important, but for me, having an app in my language is just something cool. Whether there are a few words or a lot.


  • EspaƱol
  • English

Equalizer

The equalizer is simple and powerful.

Equalizer

It splited into 23 frequencies: 40, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 800, 1000, 1600, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, 10000, 16000, which are based under 12db.

Equalizer

Some predefined frequencies: Reset (to set all on 0), Rock, Electro & Acustic.


You can also add your own settings. Just configure the frequencies and then, in the input above, type the name of your new setting.


Equalizer

Notifications

Everytime a song is played a notification will be displayed!.

The behavior and the style of the notification will depend on the operating system you are using.

Scrolling

Scrolling is a way to scroll the container of your songs. Just click on the song name that you are playing at the moment and you will see how the scroll is automatically slide down/up to the song.


Installation none rpm and deb

The steps below are for Linux distributions or any OS which is based on Linux.

The order of the steps is not important and you can find it too in Soube Github.


Step 1

Download the next file from Soube Github: soube.desktop


Step 2

Open the terminal and type:

  • cd [Place_where_is_the_file]
  • sudo mv soube.desktop /usr/share/applications


Step 3

Download Soube (Don't donwload the git repo. If so, go to the realeses versions).


Step 4

sudo mv [Place_where_is_soube_folder]/[soube-linux-ia32 or soube-linux-x64] /op/soube

Thumbar

In Windows you can have the same Thumbar like the well-known Window Media Palyer


Thumbar