KPlayer
Video
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Description:

KPlayer is a KDE multimedia player.

With KPlayer you can easily play a wide variety of video and audio files and
streams using a rich and friendly interface compliant with KDE standards.

Features include
- video, audio and subtitle playback from file, URL, DVD, VCD,
audio CD, TV, DVB, etc., as well as KDE I/O Slaves;
- volume, contrast, brightness, hue and saturation controls;
- zooming, full screen and fixed aspect options;
- status and progress display and seeking;
- multimedia library to organize your media files and streams;
- configuration dialog and file specific options;
- KPart for integration with Konqueror, KMLDonkey, etc.

The new 0.7 version brings KPlayer into the KDE 4 age. It has been ported to KDE 4 APIs, including Solid. There are currently no plans to use Phonon, since MPlayer is the only backend KPlayer uses. Some polishing has been done, primarily to make KPlayer window resizing smoother. And as usual there have been many bug fixes and translation updates.

Debian packages are available thanks to Christian Marillat.
Set up the repository unless you already have it in your sources.list:

echo 'deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org unstable main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list

Update the package list and install MPlayer, KPlayer, libdvdcss and codecs if applicable.

apt-get update
apt-get install mplayer kplayer kplayer-doc libdvdcss w32codecs
Last changelog:

13 years ago

0.7.0 release
2008-01-11
- Port to KDE 4
- Smooth resizing
- Updated translations

0.6.3 release
2007-07-28
- Improved support for subtitles with many new options
- Vobsub and closed caption subtitles now supported
- Autoexpand option puts subtitles below video
- Many bug fixes and other improvements
- Updated translations

0.6.2 release
2007-05-13
- User manual updated with all the new 0.6 features
- Improvements in multimedia library and playlists
- Many bug fixes and other improvements
- Updated translations

0.6.1 release
2007-03-04
- New option to control volume independently of other programs
- Mixer device and channel options for ALSA and OSS sound output
- Fix to keep the system audio volume when starting up
- Fix for various problems when coming back from full screen
- Updated Brazilian Portugese, Breton and Panjabi translations

0.6.0 release
2007-01-14
- Much improved support for disk and tuner devices
- Multimedia Library to organize your media files and streams
- Support for multiple video, audio and subtitle tracks
- Many new and updated translations of the user interface
- Italian and Spanish translations of the user manual
- Many other improvements and bug fixes

benyo

12 years ago

Jes, I know this option of ui, and I use it for other things.
It would be a nice thing, when I musn't do that algorithm every time,when I use this player(frontend).
Yes,I know it's only a frontend, and in case I want to use command line, I would do better,if I use gmplyaer/mplayer simply. But at my computer gmplayer is full with bugs, and I like when all of programs have the look from kde!
Also that I would like to use in the desktop icons details: Exec:/usr/share../kplayer --conf=~/mplayer1.conf
Of coures it's not the most important thing:)

Thanks for the quick answer!

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kiriuja

12 years ago

What option do you use to tell MPlayer which config file to use?

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benyo

12 years ago

I use the -include option!

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benyo

12 years ago

It's also a good way, if the user specify a subtitle, then the black area apaers! Or there is a button for it, but I think it's more complicated!

If it will be once in kplayer, I would be very pleased!
Thanks, I realy like kplayer, and in the 0.5.2 there is also hungarian language, I like it.
Well job!

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benyo

12 years ago

*m_player -- "-vf" -- "expand=-1:-66:-1:0" -- "-sub" -- (settings -> subtitl...
(-- is because the kde-apps.org :) of course itmeans >))

I made this in the kplayerprocess.cpp, @ line 571, and it puts a black rectangel, when a subtitle loaded!

It can be also a chekbox at kplayersettingssubtitle, and much more:)))

Thank for that good ui!!!

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rodgerSan

12 years ago

nice app best mplayer frontend

but how i can remove toolbar buttons like contrast?

cheers

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kiriuja

12 years ago

Right now you can only do that by (very carefully) editing the kplayerui.rc file. Don't forget to keep a backup.

I may add the toolbar config feature in the next version, 0.6, but that won't be ready until next year, sometime in spring probably.

Can you tell me what is wrong with the contrast button?

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rodgerSan

12 years ago

nothing special don't be afraid the contrast button is nice but i think that toolbar is a little "saturated" and i just want to keep useful buttons like play, pause and stop. personnally i don't use brightness, contrast and saturation each time i saw a movie... that's all!

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maarizwan

13 years ago

Hey Bro Developer,

I love Kplayer but it lacks:

1. System tray (like kaffeine, noatun, juk)
2. external playlist (the drop down list is weird)
3. Simplified Configuration/Settings, (I can't understand most of the options in the settings, those are too cryptic)

Above all KIO Slave support is just awesome. Thanks for such a nice player.

Eagerly waiting for next release with systray support and simplified settings. :)

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kiriuja

13 years ago

Could you please list specific settings that are difficult to understand?

If they were not useful, they wouldn't be there. I am in the process of adding tooltips and whats-this hints for every setting. Do you think this will help?

I will think about the systray thingy though. May have a 0.5.2 release in a month or two.

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maarizwan

13 years ago

1. Yes, tooltips would be great!!! And
2. Most of all Settings lack ICONS :(.
3. File Association is not present in the Settings, I want to play all Audio and Video files with Kplayer!

Very Annoying
4. The message window: the error dialog just popups up. nobody like popups without 'Close' button and 'don't show this message again []' checkbox.

or better please show error message in a simplified manner in the 'Status' bar with Bold Red Color
like:
File not Found
instead of
displaying the whole Mplayer's message.

Thank you! I wish KPlayer becomes the Default Player in KDE.

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kiriuja

13 years ago

> 1. Yes, tooltips would be great!!!

They are now in the CVS. Check it out to see if they are any less confusing...

> 2. Most of all Settings lack ICONS :(.

That's because noone made them. I am not a graphic artist. So your best bet here is to contact the author of your favorite icon theme(s), let them know how much you like KPlayer :-) and very politely (but firmly :-) suggest to them the idea of making icons for KPlayer actions (like brightness, contrast, shuffle, open URL, whatever) as well as pages in the settings dialog.

> 3. File Association is not present in the Settings, I want to play all Audio and Video files with Kplayer!

Good idea. Could you please submit it here: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=add&group_id=71710&atid=532185 so it does not get forgotten? Thanks!

> 4. The message window: the error dialog just popups up. nobody like popups
> without 'Close' button and 'don't show this message again []' checkbox.
> or better please show error message in a simplified manner in the 'Status'
> bar with Bold Red Color
> like:
> File not Found
> instead of displaying the whole Mplayer's message.

You can submit this as well, but I will need to think about the best way to do this, as right now there is no good way to put a check box in the message log. Maybe make it an option in the right click menu? By the way, I am pretty sure message log does have a Close button. ;-)

--
kiriuja

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soulrebel

13 years ago

well i think your player is great, but kmplayer is also good, dunno which is better, probably yours but kmplayer has support for xine too, than again there is kxine and kaffeine...
my question why dont all of you sit together and make the-best-kde-media-player-ever??? ;)
join the efforts and standardize to one mediaplyer that all the distros can (and will) ship! i know that diversity is a big bonus of the open source world but i think something like the standard kde-media-player could (and should) be one application, including all the benefits of the kde-players mentioned above. would be more comprehensive, not only for newbies...
anyways kplayer is probably my favorite and has good chances of becoming th-best-player! just make the others join you ;)

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zuxez

13 years ago

hi!

got one problem: when playing a movie, it is started in an seperate mplayer-window. thats not supposed to be so, isn't it? i would like it to be in the kplayer moviewindow :)

or did i just miss a configuration option?

by the way i'm running kde 3.2.3 gcc 3.3.3 an qt 3.2.3 (i think so)

i'll give it a try with gcc 3.4 :)


by the way, a cool feature would be a systray-integration. i like that a lot like in kaffeine, but i like mplayer more than xine :)

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chrber

13 years ago

That sounds like you have gui = yes in you mplayer config file.

I don't know which distribution you use, but normally the mplayer config reside in /etc/mplayer. Just remove or comment out the line from it and you should be fine.

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kiriuja

13 years ago

Of course video should be shown inside KPlayer. Chrber is right that you may have a "gui=yes" somewhere either in /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf or in ~/.mplayer/config, so if you find it just comment it out.

Another possibility is that your MPlayer is using an odd video output like "-vo gl" or somesuch. By default KPlayer tells MPlayer to use "-vo xv", but if the XVideo extension is not loaded, that will fail and MPlayer will fall back on other outputs. Look in the message log to see what actually happens.

More information in the KPlayer Installation Micro-HOWTO:http://sourceforge.net/docman/display_doc.php?docid=23142&group_id=71710
and the Basic Configuration Micro-HOWTO:http://sourceforge.net/docman/display_doc.php?docid=23154&group_id=71710

I will think about the system tray thingy for 0.6. :-)

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nuopus

13 years ago

This can happen if you are using GL or GL2 as your output by default. If you use GL or GL2 then it uses your graphic driver OpenGL overlay.

THis happens with the ATI Radeon drivers from ATI. It will always play in a separate window. Try xv.

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BruceCadieux

13 years ago

I think it's a great player, except a simple DVD button would be a nice addition. That is the only thing keeping me from using it as my default player.

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kiriuja

13 years ago

Put a URL like dvd://1 in the File Open URL dialog. KPlayer will then play your DVD and also put the URL on the playlist. After that you can just select it from the list, be it the drop down list or the editor list, and KPlayer will play DVD again.

I will try to add better DVD support in 0.6, but I will do my best to avoid cluttering the GUI with extra buttons.

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nuopus

13 years ago

This player is without a doubt better than kmplayer. I have a problem with kmplayer using the xv video output in kmplayer when other apps are running ... mainly the no resource bug. I know this is an mplayer error. I can get passed it by using x11 video, but in kmplayer, switching full screen or resizing wouldnt happen for me.

I switched to kplayer and you can set it for auto. I find that it will play videos in the background that kmplayer wouldnt because of the mplayer bugs ... but this was resolved with the auto output setting and the fallback feature.

This player is AWESOME. Good job author!

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rraab

13 years ago

It would be interesting to use this as a videolan front-end as well.

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KimmoKM

13 years ago

Kplayer is the best player I have used. I have used nearly every player for GNU/Linux and many players for windoze. But Kplayer is the best video player I have used. It has some small problems, but they are because Mplayer, not Kplayer.

Sorry about my English.

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Paradoxdruid

13 years ago

Just wanted to post-- I use KPlayer for all my Linux video needs. It's a great frontend for mplayer, and I want to thank you for making it.

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luguber123

13 years ago

This player is brilliant! I just started using it so I haven't run into any troubles yet. A problem I had with KMPlayer earlier was when mplayer and/or artsd crashed, it just hung in the backround. Which is pretty annoying. Hope there is some code in this one to avoid that.

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tlareywi

13 years ago

Works great after some settings tweaking. Some defaults I thought were a bit strange. For instance, if you enable looping, it tries to loop through the entire playlist rather than the current clip. This is bad if you use it mainly for browsing p0rn ;-), since temp files end up in the playlist. However, that behavior can be changed in the settings, then it's fine.

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13 years ago

0.7.0 release
2008-01-11
- Port to KDE 4
- Smooth resizing
- Updated translations

0.6.3 release
2007-07-28
- Improved support for subtitles with many new options
- Vobsub and closed caption subtitles now supported
- Autoexpand option puts subtitles below video
- Many bug fixes and other improvements
- Updated translations

0.6.2 release
2007-05-13
- User manual updated with all the new 0.6 features
- Improvements in multimedia library and playlists
- Many bug fixes and other improvements
- Updated translations

0.6.1 release
2007-03-04
- New option to control volume independently of other programs
- Mixer device and channel options for ALSA and OSS sound output
- Fix to keep the system audio volume when starting up
- Fix for various problems when coming back from full screen
- Updated Brazilian Portugese, Breton and Panjabi translations

0.6.0 release
2007-01-14
- Much improved support for disk and tuner devices
- Multimedia Library to organize your media files and streams
- Support for multiple video, audio and subtitle tracks
- Many new and updated translations of the user interface
- Italian and Spanish translations of the user manual
- Many other improvements and bug fixes

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