PlaybaK (aka KDE Media Player)
Video
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Description:

(the screenshots are from version 0.0.5)
Please note this is a development version of PlaybaK, you may see a lot of bugs and there are missing a lot of basic features like repeat or aspect ratio.
The idea of creating PlaybaK was based upon a mockup created by menace1982 that you can see here: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/A+Media+Player+for+KDE4?content=94472
PlaybaK is (or will be) a combination of the best functions of several multimedia players and is capable of playing music and videos (soon CDs, DVDs and photos). It is able to distinguish different types of videos (music videos, TV shows, movies, personal videos,...) but it still has some bugs. PlaybaK allows you to read the song\'s lyrics (soon it will fetch the lyrics and timed lyrics if available) and also allows you to know more about the singers with a brief search made by PlaybaK itself.

Certain basic functions are not available yet. As an example, for now, there are no visualizations due to Phonon\'s limitations.
A further development of PlaybaK will depend on everyone\'s opinion on it. Therefore, it would be appreciated if you commented below, reporting opinions, problems, suggestions...

We hope you will enjoy KDE Media Player.

How to add timed lyrics
1. Search the lyrics
2. Open the music on KDE Media Player
3. Right click the music in the playlist and click "Edit lyrics..."
4. Paste the lyrics you found.
Hard way:
5. Do the same for each line: move the cursor to the line, set its time
Easier way:
5. Click "Save", play the music and press record button located in the middle top box (you should see the lyrics on it, if you don't, double click the song).
6. Click the bottom of the box when someone says the next line.
7. Click save button once you're done
8. Disable record mode pressing the button again
9. Double click the music in the playlist and enjoy
(later it will be possible to download timed lyrics)

Coming features on next version (0.0.8)
- Subtitles support
- Costumization
- Album cover fetch
- Better Nepomuk integration (if possible)
- Better collection (including artist/album/track editors)
- Brazilian Portuguese language
Last changelog:

7 years ago

April 11, 2010
Source code was released
I'm new in KDE and QT programming, my program has some weird, useless or bad code. I used a KDevelop template to start programming KDE Media Player. I would like if someone could make DEB and RPM packages.
May 8, 2010
KDE Media Player 0.0.6 released
- Collection - up to now it can look for files and organize them by itself, you can't manage the files yet and it might not show some found musics it found.
- Improved multimedia information - KDE Media Player saves the picture of the artist so it won't donload it all the time and it can also be shown in other places like system tray's icon tooltip
- Czech and Portuguese(European) languages available (French comming soon) - media information page will look for information in your language (Czech or Portuguese)
- Some bug fixes (lyrics editor now works)
- All options in setting's general page now work
May 20, 2010
Added a poll about the name of KDE Media Player
http://www.twiigs.com/poll/Technology/Computers/55242
June 8, 2010
Closed old poll and created a new one for the names PlaybaK and KoolPlayer
http://www.twiigs.com/poll/Technology/Computers/56264
July 11, 2010
PlaybaK 0.0.7 released
- New name and icon (thanks to menace1982)
- Collection improvements: no more SQL, it now uses simple text files; it is now possible to update the collection; some people couldn't have collection working because they had a lot of files, it should be fixed now
- Compact mode (it isn't that compact yet)
- Video area isn't black anymore while playing songs: It let's you rate your songs and suggests you other songs to listen to
- Nepomuk integration (unfortunately my desktop got broken and I can't make Nepomuk work on my laptop so Nepomuk integration can have some bugs and isn't complete yet)
- Added some basic features like repeat and random
- Available in: Czech, English, German, Italian, Portuguese and Russian
- Bug fixes

d4gnu

6 years ago

Hi! I'm Danilo, one of the main developers. We are working in PlaybaK right now. We didn't have enough time before to spend in PlaybaK, but now we have it! So, you can see the project status here https://launchpad.net/playbak . If you want contribute to PlaybaK, you can do it! Cheers.

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acidrums4

5 years ago

Glad to hear it! I want to help translating, do you have spanish translations?

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d4gnu

5 years ago

Hi acidrums4.

I'm from Argentina, so I do the spanish translation. But maybe you have some ideas for PlaybaK. That is a great way to contribute!

Cheers!

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msledziona

6 years ago

Great looking player, unfortunately I could not test it because of source download error. Hope you will update it and make also some packages for other distros :)

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gilfcp10

6 years ago

I'm sorry but I lost the most recent source code of this version. I found here a version which I think is "between" 0.0.6 and 0.0.7. I can send it to you (or add a link here). Later I'll try to disassemble my broken laptop in which I think there was the most recent source code.
The development of this version has stopped since last year and now I'm working in team to make a new PlaybaK, it is available in https://launchpad.net/playbak but for now it can't even play videos.

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msledziona

6 years ago

I will be pleased if you would upload the code somewhere that it will be downloadable and place some link here.
Thanks for your reply, contact with developers is what I love in open source projects :)

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gilfcp10

6 years ago

Sorry taking so long but here's the maybe most recent PlaybaK done before the project "restarted": https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B332vYgobiUfODI1MDIyM2EtYmM2Mi00NDc0LTg0MmMtNDlmMzdkZWRhNDYw
This version wasn't published here since it wasn't ready yet (and was in the hard disk of my broken laptop).
I'm having problems compiling any PlaybaK version because of some functions that don't always return something, the compiler used to accept that before, now it doesn't. Tell me if you can compile.
Fortunately I found an RPM in my laptop with this version, if you are looking for an RPM, I can publish it.

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msledziona

6 years ago

Thanks, I have tried to compile, but I get an error message like this when running make:

[ 46%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/kmp.dir/kmpmultimedia.o
/home/msl/bin/zrodla/src/kmpmultimedia.cpp: In member function ‘int KMPMultimedia::setStopAfterMedia(int)’:
zrodla/src/kmpmultimedia.cpp:132:28: error: no return statement in function returning non-void
zrodla/src/kmpmultimedia.cpp: In member function ‘int KMPMultimedia::setNextMedia(int)’:
zrodla/src/kmpmultimedia.cpp:134:23: error: no return statement in function returning non-void
zrodla/src/kmpmultimedia.cpp: In member function ‘int KMPMultimedia::setPlayMode(int)’:
zrodla/src/kmpmultimedia.cpp:136:45: error: no return statement in function returning non-void
zrodla/src/kmpmultimedia.cpp: In member function ‘int KMPMultimedia::nextMediaToPlay()’:
zrodla/src/kmpmultimedia.cpp:122:1: error: control reaches end of non-void function
make[2]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/kmp.dir/kmpmultimedia.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/kmp.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2

Do you have any clue how to get that working? This error is, I think, the same as the one that VectoR described earlier.

I use OpenSUSE 11.4, so if the code will not cooperate ;) and compile for me, some RPM could solve this problem.
Thanks again :)

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gilfcp10

6 years ago

I'm sorry taking so long again, I've been a little busy.
You had the problem I told you I had too. And when I try to solve an error I get 2 more errors :s
This rpm was compiled in my computer which was running openSUSE 11.3 (or 11.4), I tried to install it on my 11.4 and it works but its x86_64. Here's the package: https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0B332vYgobiUfMDQ5MTljMzUtY2FiZi00ZjgwLWI3OTktZjRlNTAzZDMwNDU3&hl=pt_PT

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msledziona

6 years ago

Thanks again :)
I also have a 64-bit system, so I installed Playbak from your RPM and now it's scanning my collection directories ;) Maybe Playbak will be so good that i replace Amarok with it, we'll see...

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gilfcp10

6 years ago

Thanks, I hope you like PlaybaK.
By the way, that rpm (just like the source code that we can't compile) is not the version that's published here (it was the next version, just not finished yet) and it contains stuff that was used just for testing (you'll see a button with "ola ola ola ola ola" over the videos, sorry).
Unfortunately we haven't had much time for PlaybaK but we'll try to release the new version soon.

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soee

6 years ago

I can translate it to PL if you want to. Just send me the language file :)

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otomi

6 years ago

Hi,

I've made the hungarian translation for version 0.0.7.
Here it is:
http://otomi.anyanyelvapolo.hu/PlaybaK/hu.po

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gilfcp10

6 years ago

Hi,
Thank you for helping us make PlaybaK better but we're making PlaybaK from scratch. That file works on PlaybaK 0.0.7 but maybe won't work on the new PlaybaK.
If you want I can send you the translation file some weeks before the release of the new PlaybaK. Unfortunately we don't have much time yet to develop it...

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poomerang

6 years ago

Is the project dead or still alive? No news?

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gilfcp10

6 years ago

The project is still alive but we're not having enough free time to develop it. It will take a few months but we will release the new PlaybaK :)

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VectoR

6 years ago

GCC-4.5.1

[ 2%] Building CXX object src/CMakeFiles/kmp.dir/kmpmultimedia.o
PlaybaK-0.0.7/src/kmpmultimedia.cpp: In member function ‘int KMPMultimedia::setStopAfterMedia(int)’:
PlaybaK-0.0.7/src/kmpmultimedia.cpp:132:28: error: no return statement in function returning non-void
PlaybaK-0.0.7/src/kmpmultimedia.cpp: In member function ‘int KMPMultimedia::setNextMedia(int)’:
PlaybaK-0.0.7/src/kmpmultimedia.cpp:134:23: error: no return statement in function returning non-void
PlaybaK-0.0.7/src/kmpmultimedia.cpp: In member function ‘int KMPMultimedia::setPlayMode(int)’:
PlaybaK-0.0.7/src/kmpmultimedia.cpp:136:45: error: no return statement in function returning non-void
PlaybaK-0.0.7/src/kmpmultimedia.cpp: In member function ‘int KMPMultimedia::nextMediaToPlay()’:
PlaybaK-0.0.7/src/kmpmultimedia.cpp:122:1: error: control reaches end of non-void function
make[2]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/kmp.dir/kmpmultimedia.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/kmp.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2

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felmur

6 years ago


Kubuntu Maverick Package available here:

http://linuxboy.altervista.org/vedi_rep.php?distro=maverick

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nerdykid

6 years ago

THIS IS AWESOME!!!!

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gilfcp10

6 years ago

Thank you.
We are making PlaybaK from scratch to make it better. I hope you'll like.

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KDesk

6 years ago

Any news about the new version?

Are you working in a non public repo? because gitorious.org/playbak has no updates since July.

Thanks!

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gilfcp10

6 years ago

Hi, as I said before, we are making PlaybaK from scratch.
This new version isn't on Gitorious anymore, it is on Launchpad now (https://launchpad.net/playbak) but we are very busy (especially me) so you might have to wait some months for it. The version in Launchpad isn't "usable" yet.
I hope you'll like new PlaybaK :)

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KDesk

6 years ago

Thanks for the info!
It is nice to see that PlaybaK is still alive.
Keep up the great work!



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gilfcp10

6 years ago

Thank you :)

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menace1982

7 years ago

Made with Blender 2.53

http://ubuntuone.com/p/B9a/

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7 years ago

April 11, 2010
Source code was released
I'm new in KDE and QT programming, my program has some weird, useless or bad code. I used a KDevelop template to start programming KDE Media Player. I would like if someone could make DEB and RPM packages.
May 8, 2010
KDE Media Player 0.0.6 released
- Collection - up to now it can look for files and organize them by itself, you can't manage the files yet and it might not show some found musics it found.
- Improved multimedia information - KDE Media Player saves the picture of the artist so it won't donload it all the time and it can also be shown in other places like system tray's icon tooltip
- Czech and Portuguese(European) languages available (French comming soon) - media information page will look for information in your language (Czech or Portuguese)
- Some bug fixes (lyrics editor now works)
- All options in setting's general page now work
May 20, 2010
Added a poll about the name of KDE Media Player
http://www.twiigs.com/poll/Technology/Computers/55242
June 8, 2010
Closed old poll and created a new one for the names PlaybaK and KoolPlayer
http://www.twiigs.com/poll/Technology/Computers/56264
July 11, 2010
PlaybaK 0.0.7 released
- New name and icon (thanks to menace1982)
- Collection improvements: no more SQL, it now uses simple text files; it is now possible to update the collection; some people couldn't have collection working because they had a lot of files, it should be fixed now
- Compact mode (it isn't that compact yet)
- Video area isn't black anymore while playing songs: It let's you rate your songs and suggests you other songs to listen to
- Nepomuk integration (unfortunately my desktop got broken and I can't make Nepomuk work on my laptop so Nepomuk integration can have some bugs and isn't complete yet)
- Added some basic features like repeat and random
- Available in: Czech, English, German, Italian, Portuguese and Russian
- Bug fixes

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