V5.1 Contains a lot of improvements. Some major ones:
- New graphics engine speeds up AP and adds kinetic scrolling and smooth transistions.
- Image viewer from booklet and slide show
- High quality resampling for all images (note: needs to clean cache in database directory first to enjoy)
- New skins!: Nostalgica, Jukebox, aPod, Seventy-Nine and Classic skins (
- Party Mode extended with many settings.
- Many many other improvements. See:

Application Details:

Version: 5.1
License: Retail
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Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.44

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Test Results

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What works

Installing (use the howto) ­

Playing & con­necting to the database (install it with the latest winetricks)

Slideshow/Image viewer from booklet
Automatic & manual import data from
Lastfm configuration (don't connect with other programs/plugins to lastfm in the same time)
Party mode, touch mode, equalizer, minilyrics


What does not

­­­­Automatic & manual import covers from Amazon (dotnet20)
­­Window issues; you cannot minimize the window, it doesn't respond &
the program disappears from the task-list if you do.
Maximize is possible but not after a minimize, unmaximize does not respond either.­­ ­
­Browsing covers is a bit slow, it needs the DIB engine ­­

Albumplayer does not resume playing after a pause in Ubuntu Lucid with the default pulse-audio setup (see the extra comments for workarounds)l


What was not tested

Asio support
Addons; Cd-Art Display, Evellyrics, some Winamp plugins
(adons were working in previous versions, most likely it still will)
Remote Control
Intelliremote + Intelliphone (control AlbumPlayer with a profile from your iPod Touch or iPhone) ­ ­

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

With the default pulse-audio setup in Ubuntu Lucid 10.04, Albumplayer can not resume playing after a pause.. To use ALSA-only in Ubuntu 10.04 you either need to remove pulseaudio or stop it from auto-spawning. To disable auto-spawn, edit or create the file ~/.pulse/client.conf and add a line containing "autospawn = no" there. I ended up completely removing pulse. Code: sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-alsa gnome-alsamixer sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio *Note, this will also remove the volume-applet* Another alternative which you can try is Wine with pulse-audio enabled

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 25 20101.1.44Yes Yes Bronzeadri 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 03 20101.1.41Yes Yes Bronzeadri 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 11 20101.1.38Yes Yes Bronzeadri 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 10 20091.1.30Yes Yes Bronzeadri 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 09 20091.1.29Yes Yes Bronzeadri 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

How-to for AP5.0, 5,1, 5.2
Install the following way in a terminal, use the wineprefix command for installation in a clean environment
You need to have (the latest) winetricks installed

cd ~/ && wget && chmod +x winetricks

env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-ap5x sh winetricks corefonts mdac28 jet40 msxml4 directx9 ie6 wininet dotnet20
env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-ap5x wine '/path/to/albumplayer_setup5x.exe' (install AlbumPlayer V5.x)

env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-ap5x wine regedit

Go to "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command"
Edit and change it to C:\windows\system32\winebrowser.exe -nohome "%1"
(Set native firefox as the default browser)

env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-ap5x wine "C:\Program Files\AlbumPlayer\AlbumPlayer.exe"
Workaround browser bug 13891

A webpage request from within Albumplayer does open up the wine browser, but not the native Linux browser.

Open regeditor with

"wine regedit" in terminal,
 (use the env Wineprefix if applied earlier in the Additional Comments)     

Go to "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\shell\open\command"
Edit and change it to C:\windows\system32\winebrowser.exe -nohome "%1"

It now launches the native Linux browser.

TIP on Minilyrics

It works, but has some startup problems.

Best way is to start it manual twice, three or four times (shortly after each other) while playing a song

Manual search in Allmusic Guide

Works now with ie6 & wininet installed,

Follow the howto

Workaround database connection errors (bug 20225)

In WINE 1.1.30 (and perhaps later versions) there are database connection errors. (bug 20225)

Run "env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-ap51 wine winecfg"

and go to libraries, add"OLEDB32.DLL" and set it to native, 

if you installed mdac28 already you need to reinstall it once again.


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