Bangarang 2.0, Features Rich Excellent Multimedia Player for KDE Desktop!

Unlike with Gnome, with KDE you'll always get lots of useful features by default. Not like in the past, KDE now has a multimedia framework of its own called Phonon. So as a KDE/Qt developer, all you gotta do is to create a GUI and integrate it with Phonon framework and it'll make sure to play multimedia files without you having to do that part of the coding.

Meet Bangarang! (means "awesome" according to sources - a Jamaican word)...

Although there are several excellent players that uses the Qt toolkit, yet with Bangarang, you can do few things that most those players fail to achieve. Although it comes with a lot of features, but the main GUI looks very simple and less complicated as well.

Main features...

*. As said, anything that Phonon plays, Bangarang can play.

*. Manage large collections of multimedia files with its built in powerful album support.

*. Add/Manage TV shows.

*. View audio/video feeds.

*. Play CD/DVDs.

*. It can share/fetch audio/video file ratings done by (Amarok for instance) other Qt/KDE apps that uses the Semantic desktop API. For instance, if the video "A" is rated with 4 stars by another video player in KDE and if it integrates with Semantic desktop API, then Bangarang can "import" that rating automatically.

*. Automatically fetch album/artist, etc related information.

*. support... are just a few to name.

If you use Kubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, then you can install Bangrang multimedia player by issuing the below command (should work in 10.04/10.10 as well).
sudo apt-get install bangarang

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