To configure Parole, choose Tools → Preferences. This will bring up the Parole Settings dialog, which allows you to adjust Parole's behavior to your needs. The screenshots below all show the default settings.
|Open Parole Preferences|
Disable screensaver when playing movies
Show visual effects when an audio file is played
Enable keyboard multimedia keys
You can select one of three backends for video playback. Note that this will have an impact on the performance, so if you notice choppy playback, you can try another backend. Also note that you have to restart Parole after switching to a different backend. While the Clutter and XV backend make use of hardware video acceleration, the “No XV” option uses (the usually slower) software acceleration.
Moving the sliders changes the color balance of the video being played or the audio effects being displayed (if visual effects are enabled). Changes can be applied while the media are playing and they take effect immediately. If you are unhappy with your changes, press the Reset to defaults button. Note that the color balance settings can only be changed when using one of the two “X Window System” options in the Video Output section above.
Always replace playlist with opened files
Check and remove duplicate media entries
Start playing opened files
Automatically show subtitles when playing movie file
You can configure additional settings of Parole directly via xfconf, either by using xfce4-settings-editor (GUI) or by using the command-line-tool xfconf-query.