Installation Guide Media Players

Powder Player – A Torrent Client and Video Player Hybrid

Powder Player is the future smart video player and torrent client hybrid that is built around NW.jsPeerflix as well as WebChimera.js. Its super fast and supports streaming to DLNA, Chromecast, AppleTV, browser and other players. Before we proceed on how to install Powder Player on Ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its features.

Powder Player

Powder Player Features

  • Fast and reliable
  • A host of incredible hotkeys that rival those of VLC
  • You can finds subtitles in all languages as well as auto-selects your language
  • Furthermore, it supports encoding selection and adding your own subtitles
  • Comes with lots of configuration options to make your torrent streaming and downloading experience unique to your personality and needs

Powder Player 1.10 changelog

  • The Powder Player v0.98 completely rewritten and redesigned
  • Trakt now supported
  • There is now support for: Chromecast, Airplay, DLNA (1000s of TVs, Game Stations, some Phones, etc.), Browsers (Phones, Tablets, other PCs), other Players, Friends, etc.
  • Comes with a few advanced casting features shuch as Subtitles, Subtitle Color, Subtitle Position, Subtitle Size, Force Quality
  • There is now possibility to change DLNA Finder
  • Magnet Link Association for cases in which it didn’t work before fixed
  • New torrent settings: Forced Download, Speed Limit, Default Trackers, Download All Files
  • There is plugin shortcuts that allow searching on sites, as well as youtube channels, etc. and playing their feeds by just typing their shortcut followed by an action or search query in the “Use a URL” field (ex: “.yt funny video” searches for “funny video” on youtube, etc)
  • It support video playing from tens of new websites (youtube-dl is now included)
  • The track info button in player shows episode / movie image, episode / movie title, description and imdb rating
  • Episode / Movie images in playlist
  • Missing in this release includes: Removed Auto-updater, Translations, Keeping Aspect Ratio / Crop / Zoom Settings Between Playlist Items

How to install Powder Player on Ubuntu 17.04 and below


tar xvf PowderPlayer_v1.10.tar.gz


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