XT7-Player – Best Video Player for Kubuntu / KDE

Last updated: January 23, 2015

XT7-Player is currently one of the best multimedia video player for KDE / Kubuntu. Here are the main features and how to install it.

Xt7-Player is an open source gui to mplayer. While there are plenty out there, it’s hard to find one which gives access to all mplayer options. This is what Xt7-Player aims to be, a complete graphical interface to mplayer, focusing on usability.

Among the main features of XT7 player include support for video playback from DVD, DVB-T support for allowing us then to be able to watch TV channels through a PCI card or USB for digital terrestrial connected to our personal computers. XT7-Player enables us to search and play videos from YouTube (also support for multiple playlists and offline mode for playback of favorite videos even when you’re not connected to the Internet by accessing the happy cached Flash system), we can also manage and play web radio, podcasts, and also there is also the Media Info section with details about our media files.

Simple and functional, XT7 Player has many customizations as well as a useful video and audio equalizer, support for Karaoke mode and the introduction of custom filters, there is also the shutdown mode that allows us to Turn off the PC after playback of a playlist or video in progress and much more.


Install XT7-Player in Kubuntu via PPA:

So far, the latest release is available in PPA for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 10.04 and their derivatives.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, paste below command and hit enter to add the gambas3 PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gambas-team/gambas3

Then paste the command below to add the XT7-Player PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xt7-player-dev-team/daily

Finally update and install the player:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install xt7-player


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One response to XT7-Player – Best Video Player for Kubuntu / KDE

  1. Hi Ji m,

    I installed Xt7-Player for Ubuntu following your instructions but Xt7-Player failed to start. Examining the error messages in command line revealed that Xt7-Player missed two packages: gambas3-gb-util-web & gambas3-gb-form-stock

    Installing the missing packages fixed it.