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Parole Media Player

Parole is a modern simple media player based on the GStreamer framework and written to fit well in the Xfce desktop. Parole features playback of local media files, DVD/CD and live streams.

Parole is extensible via plugins, for a complete how to write a plugin for Parole see the Plugins API documentation and the plugins directory which contains some useful examples.



Required packages

Parole depends on the following packages:

  • GTK >=3.20.0
  • GLib >=2.32.0
  • Gio 2.32 or above.
  • D-Bus >=0.60
  • DBus glib 0.70 or above.
  • GStreamer: base, video, interface and GStreamer X, version 1.0.0 or above.
  • libxfce4ui 4.11.0 or above.
  • libxfce4util 4.10.0 or above.

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Latest Release

  • parole 4.18.0 released (2023/02/18 20:38)
    parole 4.18.0 is now available for download from
    What is parole?
    Parole is a modern simple media player based on the GStreamer framework
    and written to fit well in the Xfce desktop.
    Release notes for 4.18.0
    - Update copyright year
    - Update bug report address
    - player: Prevent infinite cycle when setting volume (#119)
    - Update some icon names (!17)
    - Reduce hiding controls to 2 seconds (Fixes #80, !12)
    - autoconf: Some updates
    - Update `.gitignore`
    - build: Replace DATADIRNAME no longer set by xfce4-dev-tools >= 4.17.0
    - build: Bump GLib minimum required to 2.38
    - autoconf: Use AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIRS (!14)
    - Fix memory leak when loading cover image (#98)
    - Fix compilation warnings (!11)
    - Makefile.am: INCLUDES -> AM_CPPFLAGS
    - autoconf: Some updates
    - Remove the deprecated keys from desktop file (!9)
    - Translation Updates:
      Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese
      (China), Croatian, Danish, Eastern Armenian, English (Australia),
      English (United Kingdom), Estonian, Galician, Greek, Hebrew,
      Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingue, Japanese, Kazakh,
      Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan (post 1500), Polish,
      Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai,
      Turkish, Ukrainian, Uyghur

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