What is it?
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 that follows KDE standards.
KPlayer will work out of the box if properly installed, and because it uses MPlayer as the media playing backend, it will play virtually any file or Internet stream. Its simple, clean and easy to use interface makes it an ideal program for playing both music and video. Standard player controls like seeking, volume, contrast, brightness, hue, saturation, zoom, aspect and full screen are just a click away. Status, length and progress are displayed.
On the other hand, its more advanced features are geared towards the power user. The user interface is fully customizable, making it possible to use KPlayer as anything from a compact mode player to a full featured multimedia center. The configuration dialog gives the user full control over various aspects of KPlayer behavior, while file properties make it easy to set many options for each individual file.
KPlayer's newest addition, the Multimedia Library, makes it very easy to organize a large collection of music and video files and Internet streams, and create playlists from it. Disk and tuner devices are automatically detected and made easily accessible. When you insert a CD or DVD disk, it is automatically recognized, and any properties you set on it the last time are restored. If a disk, file or stream has more than one audio track or a choice of subtitles, they are shown on a submenu and labelled with their languages.
Another area where KPlayer excels is seamless use of KDE I/O Slaves to access various kinds of media through that system. For example, to play a file over a secure shell connection, open the fish:/ URL in Konqueror, find your file, and KPlayer will play it just as if it were a normal local file. If you need to play a remote file over HTTP that is password protected, tell KPlayer to use the HTTP I/O Slave, and it will pop up the standard login dialog for you to enter your user name and password, and play your file straight from the web server without storing it on your hard drive.
If you have any problems with KPlayer, please have a look at the Troubleshooting micro-HOWTO. Visit the KPlayer user forum if you have any questions or problems that you cannot resolve yourself. The new #kplayer channel on FreeNode is another place to come with your questions and to help out other users.
KPlayer 0.6.3 is the current stable version. It has been imported into KDE extragear SVN for translation purposes. It is currently in i18n string freeze.
|I18N Strings Freeze:||03.07.2007|
|Release Date Version 0.6.3:||28.07.2007|
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