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Linux needs a native client for Deezer!



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I hope Deezer develop an application for Linux in snap version.

For example, the competitor Spotify has the snap app and is very comfortable.
+1 For a native Linux client with off-line mode and HIFI
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I only use linux at home and was probably one of the first people to upvote this request. Having just installed the Windows app on my work computer I'm left scratching my head as to what the point was. It looks virtually the same as the web app but is slow, crashes regularly and, after a nearly 300 MB download was a rediculously large install. It took so long to install on my computer (easily 2-3 minutes with no feedback on a reasonably fast laptop) that I thought the install had hung. They could have just imbedded their main web page into a custom version of chromium and been done with it!

It does have a widget but only shows up when manually changing tracks, adjusting volume, etc ..., and when the screen is locked (which it usually is... when I'm not there to listen to anything). I haven't found a way to fix it to a spot on my desktop and have it visible all the time. Unfortunately I think those hoping for or expecting something like Spotify's linux app would be greatly disappointed if a linux version of Deezer's windows app dropped tomorrow.
It shouldn't be an issue to port the new windows and mac app to linux.
I'm using Manjaro and I have found that this has been done by someone through AUR. I have installed it and I have the window open, however, trying to log in via google makes it call a browser window and it can't redirect back to the app.. Deezer, you don't need to do too much Just do the finishing touches and package it as a snap package, I'm tired of how shitty Spotify is treating the Linux user
I only use linux at home and was probably one of the first people to upvote this request. Having just installed the Windows app on my work computer I'm left scratching my head as to what the point was. It looks virtually the same as the web app but is slow, crashes regularly and, after a nearly 300 MB download was a rediculously large install. It took so long to install on my computer (easily 2-3 minutes with no feedback on a reasonably fast laptop) that I thought the install had hung. They could have just imbedded their main web page into a custom version of chromium and been done with it!

It does have a widget but only shows up when manually changing tracks, adjusting volume, etc ..., and when the screen is locked (which it usually is... when I'm not there to listen to anything). I haven't found a way to fix it to a spot on my desktop and have it visible all the time. Unfortunately I think those hoping for or expecting something like Spotify's linux app would be greatly disappointed if a linux version of Deezer's windows app dropped tomorrow.

If you didn't sign up using Google, there's a package at AUR and you can compile it if you're not using arch or arch based systems. It's also pretty small
It's an electron app, so:
grab an electron (sudo npm install electron -g)
download windows installer, unpack with 7zip.
move app.asar from "$PLUGINSDIR\app-32.7z\resources" to some place and run it like
"/usr/bin/electron app.asar"
You can create a .desktop file or something. Works fine on kubuntu with all media keys supported.
Better than nothing.

Thanks for the instructions, this does work. A bit disappointed that it's Electron, but the main problem is that the media keys don't work with Ubuntu 18.04 (I've mapped my own shortcuts for prev/next/pause which work with other media players). So far, this doesn't make any difference to opening an extra tab in my browser.
After Deezer refused to work on today, stating that my browser was no longer supported (Firefox 52 on Debian 8 😎 ), I've downloaded MellowPlayer from GitLab and the AppImage works really well.
I'm also on the lookout for alternatives as the Deezer web page died on me last Monday. Unfortunately Nuvola and MellowPlayer are apparently no option for me, as I am working with 32-bit Lubuntu. Is there anything out there for 32-bit dinosaurs like me? I didn't try Electron yet though. Should this work?
Just for the sake of completeness: Firefox (Quantum) 65.0.2 in the end seems to do the job. I previously experienced stalls with Firefox, either because of the slightly different version (65.0.1) or because of other reasons. But in any case, I'm streaming smoothly for some hours now with Firefox 65.0.2. Nevertheless, I would still back initiatives for bringing a Linux native client. A client with command line control would really 'rock'.
MellowPlayer or browser windows are not really options, as I'm using a hi-fi subscription. Still waiting for a native Linux client, or at least some ETAs from Deezer 😞
I know that exist a client for Windows and Mac, but I can't to find any one for Linux. In my opinion the web version es pretty bad and the company can develop a port for their client.
I think that is important to cover all the platforms for all the use


I came across this again and again for a very long time. I am a longtime spotify user, and their desktop client was just great. Now, i see there is an updated version for desktop clients for windows and macos which works very well. I don't know for sure, but it seems to be based on Electron or another framework like that, so it shouldn't be very difficult to make a linux version. Another suggestion is to make the client opensource, so the community can help with the development.
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Hi @mateushonorato

You're right, it's Electron. Your feedback is good, I'll pass it on to the right team (regarding opensource).
@Rudi , should we have expectatios of this ever being done? It's been some time, and no sign of Linux client.
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Yes @Ivo Cavalcante

We should be testing on Linux over the Summer but with no specific dates yet. I'll update this topic when the time comes.
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Sad that we still don't have a native Linux app for Deezer... 😥
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Waiting anxiously for a native Linux app.
Since Deezer does not care about its customers, it will not make any difference to cancel my subscription and convince as many people as possible to use their products.
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I'm using MellowPlayer on Manjaro right now, but unfortunately, it consumes a lot of RAM and CPU. Sometimes, it's reaching 700mb of ram consumption. We really need the official native app.
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Thanks @Victor Gomes keep supporting the idea, as we'll be pushing this to our Product Team 😉
Please develop client native for Linux, using flatpak and snap support, please!!
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Hi there @mathevsouza

Thank you for your feedback and support - I've moved your comment here so that you can contribute with a vote 😉
We really need a native client for Linux kernel-based systems.
Thank you for your efforts to do this and I would appreciate it if there was a communication on this. I offer myself, to help in the tests.
My Chrome in Linux and logged into my Deezer account.
using Deezer interface through chrome on Linux or ChromeOS
I see 1,411 kbs to supported Chromecast 3rd gen not ultra
Hdmi to j-tech digital hdmi audio extractor, optical out to schiit modi multibit d/a converter to cd imput on preamp.
Flac streaming development from browser such as chrome, edge now chromium based and Firefox, should be higher priority.
Chrome on mac and edge for windows and chrome on Linux could could solve 3 platform problems at once and you wouldn't need desktop apps. Desktop client development could switch to android and ios app development, till then I could use the browsers on portable devices as web apps till then.
My pixel 2 with BT 5 supports ldac streaming output in dev. settings just want a portable flac streaming service to listen to on the go.
deezer on andriod shows streaming hi fi to above setup as well
Rumor has it amazon music will be streaming hi-res by this fall/winter
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Hey @Rudi if you guys need beta testers for Linux let us know, I'm sure there's more than a few of us following here that'll be happy to help 😁💻🐧
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Definitely going to remember that @GeorgeThomas when we speak to our devs for further development - as this topic is going to be the main source of feedback. Thanks 😉

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