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How to install Parole Media Player 0.9.2 released on Ubuntu 17.04 and below

Parole Media Player 0.9.2 development release had recently been released, hence coming with a huge code cleanup, as well as numerous bug fixes. Parole Media Player is a free modern Xfce media player for Unix and Unix-like operating systems, such as Linux, Ubuntu, Debian. Furthermore, it is designed to be simple, efficient and use very few system resources, and is the default media player of Xfce and Xubuntu. Before we proceed on how to install Parole Media Player on ubuntu, lets take a quick look at what this release offers.

install Parole Media Player

Parole Media Player 0.9.2 Highlights

  • General
    • Homepage updated to docs.xfce.org
    • Xfce URLs were switched to HTTPS
  • New Features
    • A new keyboard shortcuts helper was added to the Help menu
    • New B as well as N keybindings for previous and next track
  • Bug Fixes
    • Null pointer dereference
    • Adding directories to the queue from the commandline
    • Shuffle functionality also repeats indefinitely
    • Display order of audio as well as subtitle tracks is wrong
    • “Clear Recent” functionality clears all history
    • Ctrl + Q keybinding does not work in fullscreen
    • Strings are not properly escaped in the audiobox widget
  • Code Quality
    • Standardized header guards, as well as includes
    • Added directory path when naming .h files
    • Made numerous whitespace fixes
    • Added braces for if/else bodies with multiple statements
    • String length was reduced to 120 characters per line
    • Further cleaned up the .gitignore and added more definitions
  • Translation Updates
    • Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmal, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian
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How to install Parole Media Player 0.9.2 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04

As at making this post, there is no PPA with the latest version of parole, so I will show you how to compile Parole Media Player

  • Install required dependencies
sudo apt-get build-dep parole
sudo apt install gstreamer1.0-libav
  • Download and extract package
wget http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/parole/0.9/parole-0.9.2.tar.bz2
tar xvf parole-0.9.2.tar.bz2
cd parole-0.9.2/
  • Compile and install parole
./configure
make
sudo make install
  • Run parole Media Player with following command
parole
  • If you run into the following error:

Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused

(parole:22048): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

  • To launch Parole, run the following command and then rerun parole

export DISPLAY=:0 (#note some might be display 1 rather than zero)

How to uninstall Parole Media Player

sudo apt-get remove parole

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