How to Install QMplay2 Qt Media Player via PPA in Ubuntu Linux

January 1, 2014 — Leave a comment

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QMplay2, a qt-based media player and downloader just got a new update. As you may know, QMplay2 plays all formats and stream supported by ffmpeg and libmodplug (including J2B). Also it has an integrated Youtube browser.

According to the changlog, the new release fixed ALSA issue, improved the code and playback settings, added the possibility to record covers as well as German translations.

QMPlay2 watching youtube

Install QMplay2 in Ubuntu:

QMplay2 is updating frequently, one or two weeks per release, the best way to get the player is using the PPA repository.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:samrog131/ppa

After that, you can always run below commands (or use Synaptic Package Manager) to install or upgrade QMplay2:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install qmplay2

Once installed, open the player from Menu / Unity Dash, or media files’ context menu.

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