PlaybaK (aka KDE Media Player)

Video Apps

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Description:

(the screenshots are from version 0.0.5)
Please note this is a development version of PlaybaK, you may see a lot of bugs and there are missing a lot of basic features like repeat or aspect ratio.
The idea of creating PlaybaK was based upon a mockup created by menace1982 that you can see here: http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/A+Media+Player+for+KDE4?content=94472
PlaybaK is (or will be) a combination of the best functions of several multimedia players and is capable of playing music and videos (soon CDs, DVDs and photos). It is able to distinguish different types of videos (music videos, TV shows, movies, personal videos,...) but it still has some bugs. PlaybaK allows you to read the song's lyrics (soon it will fetch the lyrics and timed lyrics if available) and also allows you to know more about the singers with a brief search made by PlaybaK itself.

Certain basic functions are not available yet. As an example, for now, there are no visualizations due to Phonon's limitations.
A further development of PlaybaK will depend on everyone's opinion on it. Therefore, it would be appreciated if you commented below, reporting opinions, problems, suggestions...

We hope you will enjoy KDE Media Player.

How to add timed lyrics
1. Search the lyrics
2. Open the music on KDE Media Player
3. Right click the music in the playlist and click "Edit lyrics..."
4. Paste the lyrics you found.
Hard way:
5. Do the same for each line: move the cursor to the line, set its time
Easier way:
5. Click "Save", play the music and press record button located in the middle top box (you should see the lyrics on it, if you don't, double click the song).
6. Click the bottom of the box when someone says the next line.
7. Click save button once you're done
8. Disable record mode pressing the button again
9. Double click the music in the playlist and enjoy
(later it will be possible to download timed lyrics)

Coming features on next version (0.0.8)
- Subtitles support
- Costumization
- Album cover fetch
- Better Nepomuk integration (if possible)
- Better collection (including artist/album/track editors)
- Brazilian Portuguese language
Last changelog:

10 years ago

April 11, 2010
Source code was released
I'm new in KDE and QT programming, my program has some weird, useless or bad code. I used a KDevelop template to start programming KDE Media Player. I would like if someone could make DEB and RPM packages.
May 8, 2010
KDE Media Player 0.0.6 released
- Collection - up to now it can look for files and organize them by itself, you can't manage the files yet and it might not show some found musics it found.
- Improved multimedia information - KDE Media Player saves the picture of the artist so it won't donload it all the time and it can also be shown in other places like system tray's icon tooltip
- Czech and Portuguese(European) languages available (French comming soon) - media information page will look for information in your language (Czech or Portuguese)
- Some bug fixes (lyrics editor now works)
- All options in setting's general page now work
May 20, 2010
Added a poll about the name of KDE Media Player
http://www.twiigs.com/poll/Technology/Computers/55242
June 8, 2010
Closed old poll and created a new one for the names PlaybaK and KoolPlayer
http://www.twiigs.com/poll/Technology/Computers/56264
July 11, 2010
PlaybaK 0.0.7 released
- New name and icon (thanks to menace1982)
- Collection improvements: no more SQL, it now uses simple text files; it is now possible to update the collection; some people couldn't have collection working because they had a lot of files, it should be fixed now
- Compact mode (it isn't that compact yet)
- Video area isn't black anymore while playing songs: It let's you rate your songs and suggests you other songs to listen to
- Nepomuk integration (unfortunately my desktop got broken and I can't make Nepomuk work on my laptop so Nepomuk integration can have some bugs and isn't complete yet)
- Added some basic features like repeat and random
- Available in: Czech, English, German, Italian, Portuguese and Russian
- Bug fixes

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gilfcp10

10 years ago

Thanks, it looks great and real.
Next version will have it :P

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prizident

10 years ago

gentoo users may find the package in the arcon overlay

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opendeskuser

10 years ago

Your UI looks great. Hope you make something which gets to kill the amarok. I love that player but there are some features missing.

1. Better control over the display and media library management.

2. Winamp like modern skins.


3. Pluggable applets (means you don't need to compile the whole amarok).

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gilfcp10

10 years ago

Thanks but don't forget this player is still in development, what you see is about 20% of what it will be.
I'll do what you want but probably only after making it stable and complete. I just didn't understand this: "Better control over the display and media library management." What did you mean?

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opendeskuser

10 years ago

With the better display and media sources management I mean the following:

Customizing how the music collection looks. Customizing the layout allowing panes to have inter-related event based data. e.g. clicking on album in one pane gives the contents in another. not saying that the existing interface is that bad. Now this is asking too much! so better if user has some nice scripting interface.

Then the way I want to organize where my podcasts are stored.

Also have multiple libraries like all songs from Bollywood(Indian music), music by American and Bitish singers, music by local concerts and so on.

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gilfcp10

10 years ago

I had an idea of a new way to display the collection, it's not like you said but maybe it will make it easier to do some of what you said.
PlaybaK already can suggest you songs by artist from the same country but the only way to set the countries is editing the file HOME/.kde4/share/apps/kmp/artists so far. I know this is not really what you said. But later it will be.
I'll try to do what you want or partially and the rest can be done using plugins.

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rgreinhofer

10 years ago

Hi!

Just want to leave a message to tell you that you started a great job.

However, I really think that you should create a gitourious repository and let the people help you. The task is too big for only one man. Besides I'm sure it would quickly help to fix some basic issues like why can't I double click on the screen to switch to full screen mode, or why can't I see the slider to navigate within a movie when I am in full screen mode, and so on...

I have read that you are affraid of "loosing" your code, and not being able to understand it after a while. But this is also part of improving your skills. Moreover the FOSS spirit is to help each other, and I'm sure that the people submitting patches will not be upset if you ask some explaination.

You already have 17 fans of your project. I would bet that at least 3 or 4 would be happy to contribute to this project and make it evolve faster and better. I would already be.

I hope I convinced you.

Regards,
Rémy

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gilfcp10

10 years ago

Hi!
We'll see if you'll convince me after at least this question: How does it work (I can ask this way too: How do I work?)?
If you convice me I'll create the repository. :P

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rgreinhofer

10 years ago

How do you work, I don't know ;) But creating a gitorious project is easy. Just register, go to your dashboard click on "create a new project", fill the form, and then read this instructions provided when clicking on the question mark next to clone and push URLs.

To learn about git, I would go there: http://git-scm.com/documentation and especilly read the pro git book: http://progit.org.

Hope this help.

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gilfcp10

10 years ago

Ok...
What if someone is working on the same file as me?

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rgreinhofer

10 years ago

That's no big deal. In the worst case there will be a file conflict and you'll have to talk with the person who modified the file to resolve it (git will show you the common part(s) that have been modified).

But the best school to learn all this tricks is to try it ;)

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gilfcp10

10 years ago

Ok... I'll create a repository.

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gilfcp10

10 years ago

This doesn't seem to be working...
gil@linux-j0qg:~/Projectos/KMP> git pull
Permission denied (publickey).
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly

What's wrong? I uploaded the key.

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rgreinhofer

10 years ago

For the ssh key, the command is "ssh-keygen -t rsa".

You can read this for a bit more information: http://e-articles.info/e/a/title/How-to-Generate-a-Key-Pair-Using-OpenSSH/

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gilfcp10

10 years ago

Can you help me add a new public SSH key? It asks me for that but I don't know how to do that :S

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theubuntunews

10 years ago

Hi

create package for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid

http://theubuntunews.blogspot.com/2010/07/playbak-kde-media-player-007-on-kubuntu.html

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gilfcp10

10 years ago

Thanks, I've just added the link.
But there's already a package for Kubuntu made by samrog (but I'm not sure if it is updated).

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wasabi

10 years ago

I've really dreamed this day so far!
The remain tasks are only to make it work :)

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gilfcp10

10 years ago

Thank you, but it already works...
I know it is too buggy and only 25% of it is done but it works.

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cleitonfelix

10 years ago

When I try to compile PlaybaK, this is showed:

CMake Error at /usr/share/kde4/apps/cmake/modules/FindGettext.cmake:61 (message):
Could NOT find Gettext
Call Stack (most recent call first):
po/CMakeLists.txt:1 (find_package)


-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!

But I have Gettext and Gettext-devel instaled. I'm in Fedora 13.

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gilfcp10

10 years ago

Try installing gettext-tools.

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cleitonfelix

10 years ago

Don't worked, but I think the problem is my Phonon version. Thanks.

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gilfcp10

10 years ago

Did it show the same error?

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cleitonfelix

10 years ago

Don't worry, I already extract the archives in DEB file and now I can use Playbak 0.7. Great work

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gilfcp10

10 years ago

Ok. Thank you.

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10 years ago

April 11, 2010
Source code was released
I'm new in KDE and QT programming, my program has some weird, useless or bad code. I used a KDevelop template to start programming KDE Media Player. I would like if someone could make DEB and RPM packages.
May 8, 2010
KDE Media Player 0.0.6 released
- Collection - up to now it can look for files and organize them by itself, you can't manage the files yet and it might not show some found musics it found.
- Improved multimedia information - KDE Media Player saves the picture of the artist so it won't donload it all the time and it can also be shown in other places like system tray's icon tooltip
- Czech and Portuguese(European) languages available (French comming soon) - media information page will look for information in your language (Czech or Portuguese)
- Some bug fixes (lyrics editor now works)
- All options in setting's general page now work
May 20, 2010
Added a poll about the name of KDE Media Player
http://www.twiigs.com/poll/Technology/Computers/55242
June 8, 2010
Closed old poll and created a new one for the names PlaybaK and KoolPlayer
http://www.twiigs.com/poll/Technology/Computers/56264
July 11, 2010
PlaybaK 0.0.7 released
- New name and icon (thanks to menace1982)
- Collection improvements: no more SQL, it now uses simple text files; it is now possible to update the collection; some people couldn't have collection working because they had a lot of files, it should be fixed now
- Compact mode (it isn't that compact yet)
- Video area isn't black anymore while playing songs: It let's you rate your songs and suggests you other songs to listen to
- Nepomuk integration (unfortunately my desktop got broken and I can't make Nepomuk work on my laptop so Nepomuk integration can have some bugs and isn't complete yet)
- Added some basic features like repeat and random
- Available in: Czech, English, German, Italian, Portuguese and Russian
- Bug fixes

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