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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 4.18.1 released (2023/11/30 17:40)
    parole 4.18.1 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 4.18.1
    - Add missing chain-up to parent in constructed()
    - Add runtime guard for XfceSMClient
    - build: Restrict XfceSMClient to X11
    - Small UI Improvements
    - parole-conf: Fix critical warning and memory leak
    - build: Define our own windowing macro instead of extending GDK's
    - plugins: Disable systray icon outside X11
    - Guard X11 code paths
    - Fix invisible mouse (Issue #125)
    - Add middle click actions to tray icon (Fixes #88)
    - docs: Remove useless check
    - mpris2: Properly disconnect signal handlers
    - powermanager: Add missing sanity check
    - Only use header bar if gtk-dialogs-use-header (Fixes #117)
    - build: Add -export-dynamic to LDFLAGS
    - Add icons at missing sizes, clean up SVG metadata
    - Translation Updates:
      Albanian, Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian,
      Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish,
      Dutch, Eastern Armenian, English (Australia), English (United
      Kingdom), Estonian, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew,
      Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingue, Italian, Japanese,
      Kazakh, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Occitan (post
      1500), Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Serbian,
      Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uyghur

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