Package Details: gpmdp 4.6.1-2

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Package Base: gpmdp
Description: A beautiful cross platform Desktop Player for Google Play Music. Stable release.
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Keywords: desktop google gpmdp music play player
Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: google-play-music-desktop-player-git, gpmdp-git
Provides: gpmdp
Submitter: BrianAllred
Maintainer: BrianAllred
Last Packager: BrianAllred
Votes: 99
Popularity: 1.367795
First Submitted: 2016-03-15 03:10
Last Updated: 2019-03-27 03:43

Pinned Comments

BrianAllred commented on 2017-01-03 20:07

This information is in the .install, but I'm going to sticky it here.

For Chromecast functionality:

1) Verify avahi and nss-mdns are installed.

2) Append "mdns4" to the end of the "hosts" line in /etc/nsswitch.conf.

3) Enable and start both avahi-daemon.service and avahi-daemon.socket.

If this still doesn't work, check your hosts line in /etc/nsswitch.conf. Mine looked like the following:

hosts: files mymachines resolve [!UNAVAIL=return] dns myhostname mdns4

So I changed it to the following:

hosts: files mymachines resolve dns myhostname mdns4

This fixed the problem for me.

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BrianAllred commented on 2019-03-27 03:43

On Budgie, my icon isn't broken with or without the 'env' argument. Considering this issue affects multiple DEs (according to the Github issue) and adding the required line doesn't break Budgie, I'll add it in for now.

I'll keep an eye on that issue though, it seems like an upstream bug to me.

ivan.masich commented on 2019-03-26 20:32

Hello, With latest release of Gnome DE we have problems with usage of tray icons because during enabling of different extensions we have same problem ~70% CPU usage, as workaround many suggests switching to Ubuntu Appindicator solution, and I want to say that Appindicator solution works fine.

Main problem with gpmdp application is that it is not showing icon in the tray (Appindicator) if there are no environment variable XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity, can you please change content of file gpmdp.desktop and change Exec=gpmdp %U to Exec=env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity gpmdp %U, this should fix issue for this application, I think so because it works when I'm starting application from terminal using command env XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=Unity gpmdp.

But, unfortunately, I'm not sure that this will not affects other DEs.

michalzuber commented on 2019-02-12 10:11

Same for me. Randomly freezes. CPU usage at 100% It's gonna be upstream issue, I found this Should be fixed with next release

fiws commented on 2019-02-12 09:49

This randomly started freezing (sometimes even freezing the whole OS) on 2 Devices. I can reproduce this by opening gpmdp and just randomly clicking a few buttons.

michalzuber commented on 2019-01-27 10:30

MPRIS next, previous or play/pause works with the following: dbus-send --print-reply /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.Player.PlayPause

coxackie commented on 2018-08-17 11:03

@BrianAllred (and everyone else):

no segfault after the latest update to glibc 2.28-4

BrianAllred commented on 2018-08-16 14:11

@alwyn, I'm not sure, it's been a while since I added wget as a dependency. IIRC, the player was crashing and/or not starting without it.

@coxackie, I just updated that comment. Check Ugzuzg's pinned comment for the easiest workaround. The issue will be resolved completely whenever a new release is made upstream with an updated electron base.

coxackie commented on 2018-08-16 12:44

@BrianAllred, re: For the SEGFAULT after updating to glibc 2.28-1, see here:


what exactly are we supposed to see there? Is the issue with segfault going to be resolved in the future?

alwyn commented on 2018-08-15 10:13

Hi, why does this package require wget exactly?

impankratov commented on 2018-08-09 19:23

@BrianAllred can this be updated to include it's own private copy of glibc 2.27 like it was done by maintainer?