Xfce’s default media player, Parole, released version 4.15.0 a few days ago. Here’s how to install it on Ubuntu 20.04, Linux Mint 20, and Ubuntu 20.10.
Parole 4.15.0 features an in-window popover playlist instead of a slide-out panel. The shuffle feature now uses a sort filter instead of randomly selecting the next track, allowing you to make your playback history more accurate.
The new release also improves DVD support, including a menu option that activates the subpicture menu, and the DVD menu automatically loads if playback does not start properly.
Other changes are as follows:
- Each dialog has been ported to CSD and some cleanup buttons and default buttons are marked as “recommended”.
- Add a new icon.
- Fix build and missing prototype errors.
- Improved playback control and updated translations.
How to install Parole 4.15.0 on Ubuntu:
The· Unofficial PPA We have created new release packages for Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 20.10. Ubuntu 18.04 is not currently supported due to compilation issues.
1. Use the Ctrl + Alt + T shortcut keys or search for “Terminal” from the application menu to open a terminal. Once open, run the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps
Enter your user password when prompted (for security reasons, there is no asterisk feedback when you enter it) and press Enter.
2. Then use the SoftwareUpdater utility to upgrade your media player.
Alternatively, run the following command to install / upgrade.
sudo apt install parole
If you don’t want to add PPA, get the .deb package from. here..
Run the following command to remove the PPA repository that downgrades the installed packages to the stock version of Ubuntu.
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps