UMPlayer 0.9.5 is Released (Qt written, Media Player Front-End)

If you haven't heard about UMPlayer, then it is a graphical front-end which uses the MPLayer as the multimedia engine for playing audio/videos in a GNU/Linux environment. It's kind of a new "project" and the earlier version did have few issues but the rest assured, when considering how the GUI is organized and its "beauty", UMPlayer will be something especial without a doubt.

The great thing about it is, not only on GNU/Linux PC/Laptops... it can also be run in MS Windows, Mac OSX as well. And as mentioned above, the most "important" feature behind its popularity may well be because of the gorgeous look-n-feel it inherits... which can be foreseen :P since they've used Qt toolkit to build the GUI.

Main features...

*. According to the developers themselves, it supports 270 different types video/audio file/containers! such as... AAC, AC3, ASF, AVI, DIVX, FLV, H.263, Matroska, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPEG, OGG, QT, RealMedia, VOB, Vorbis, WAV, WMA, WMV, XVID, etc.

*. Can play both encrypted/unencrypted DVDs as well.

*. Fully featured equalizer.

*. Adjust screen hue/brightness, etc.

*. Audio gain.

*. Take screenshots.

*. Adjust audio/video delays (very handy sometimes, for instance while watching a movie - if you hear the gun shot sound before the video and wondering how to fix it ....).

*. Lots of audio/video filters.

*. Easily change skins.

*. Online subtitle search... are just a few to mention.

How can I install it in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal?

Not just for Ubuntu, but you can obtain builds for Debian, RPM based packages, MS Windows, etc from this UMPlayer download page. Once the downloading is complete, just double click on the file and follow the instructions on your screen. That's it!.


Anonymous said...

Can adjust hue/brightness!

You forgot to write - HOW TO adjust hue/brightness.
All over the web people ask this question - nobody knows.

Gayan said...


It's pretty simple.

1. First, open your video file in UMPlayer and from the menu go to 'Video' -> 'Equalizer'.

2. This should open a simple Equalizer window and under the 'video' tab, make sure to put a 'check-mark' under the option 'Use software video equalizer'.

3. Now you can adjust Contrast/Brightness/Hue etc!.

If it doesn't work the first time, then close the player and re-open the file and then open the Equalizer window again and this time it should work.

Good luck.

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