Parole, a modern simple media player for the Xfce desktop, has now reached the 0.9.0 release with a fresh set of features and fixes.
What’s new in Parole 0.9.0:
- New “mini mode”, activated from the right-click menu.
- New play and replay icons in the player content area. Clicking on these will play or replay your media (finally)!
- Most deprecated API calls have been dropped or replaced. We’re not dropping GtkStatusIcon yet, the notification area lives on in Xfce!
- Double buffering with the X11/XV video outputs has been reenabled. Ubuntu has been carrying this patch for a while now.
- The window title and content title are now set to the playing filename if no ID3 tags are found.
- Plugins can now be loaded by name instead of full path (plugin-name.so).
- The desktop file and related AppStream have been updated to the now-standard “reverse-DNS” convention (org.xfce.Parole)
- Translation updates.
How to Install Parole 0.9 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:
Besides building from the Parole source tarball, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, users can install the 0.9.0 release from PPA repository (unofficial):
1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps
2. Then upgrade the software via Software Updater (Update Manager) if a previous release is installed:
For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the DEB package directly from THIS PAGE.
For any reason you can easily restore Parole media player to the original version available in Ubuntu Software App, by running command in terminal:
sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps