Jakub Wasylków edited this page Aug 15, 2017 · 18 revisions


How do I contribute?

If you want to contribute to a project and make it better, your help is very welcome. Please see the CONTRIBUTING.md file for more information.

I want to help with translation. How do I do that?

Please use Transifex here.

Don't submit PO files directly to me.

In the past, LXDE project was doing translation, but not anymore. Please use our own Transifex.

Deadbeef crashes or freezes. I want to report a bug. How do I do that?

You need to make GDB backtrace.


Deadbeef takes too much CPU% when playing mp3/ogg/flac

  • Try switching off the Resampler DSP plugin, if you are using it, or reconfigure it to use less CPU-intensive algorithm. Make sure to enable ALSA resampling, in ALSA plugin settings.
  • If you are using PulseAudio, try to switch to ALSA output
  • Switch dmix to use 44100 Hz samplerate if your soundcard supports it. Read ALSA manual for the info on how to do that.

Deadbeef takes too much CPU% when playing APE files

APE files encoded with extreme compression settings may be very CPU intensive to decode. Consider switching to WavPack or FLAC.

Playlist, settings, etc are not saved if I kill X session, shut down or restart computer, etc

This bug is about the issue. Sorry, it's in russian. In general, it doesn't work yet, but I know about the issue, and will fix it when I get to it.

Last.fm scrobbling suddenly stopped working. My username and password are correct.

Make sure your computer clock is set to correct time.

If this doesn't help, please check the Last.fm scrobbler server status page


Where is the project's roadmap?

In a safe secret place. No, you can't see it.

How do I use collection manager / media library / ... ?

You need to find another player. In Deadbeef, media library might be implemented in the future, but currently we have more important stuff to do.

Is it planned to make Windows/WM/WCE/iOS ports?


OS X port?

The Cocoa port is usable, but is highly incomplete, compared to GTKUI, that's why there are no binary releases yet. It can be built in XCode using the supplied project files.

In the past, it was possible to build the GTKUI3 version on OS X using the *nix makefiles, but this is unsupported, and nobody is working on this.

Android port?

It is available from Google Play Store. Not as free software though, but most of the source code is available, and plugin API is compatible with desktop version.

For obtaining the most up-to-date sources of GPL and LGPL licensed plugins, please contact me at this email.

What other portable devices does Deadbeef run on?

People succeeded to build and run it on Pandora and N900.

I have a ton of ideas about what features must be added to the player!!!111oneone. Can I become the idea-generator of the project, so that I tell, and developers do what I say?


Can you implement <my favorite feature>? And when?

In most cases - yes, I can. Technically. But I don't have time for it, unless it's something simple, and I absolutely love it. In most other cases - patches are welcome.

Why deadbeef is not available from <my favorite distribution>'s official package repository?

Please contact your distribution representative to get information about this issue. In Linux, it's not generally possible for software developers to control whether their software is in the repositories, or not. Please don't contact deadbeef developers with questions about this.

When will <the new release> appear on Ubuntu PPA?

When you build it and put on PPA.

How can I support the project?

Information is here

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