How to Install Kplayer in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.4?

Kplayer is a Qt written graphical front-end that uses the MPlayer as the playback engine. So any file that's playable via MPlayer can be played through Kplayer. But as everyone know when it comes to, even designing a "decent" GUI MPlayer just sucks like big time, so if you're looking for a graphical front-end that lets you use all the features of MPLayer and the ability to access a lot of its features, then Kplayer is a great little solution :).

I don't use KDE these days but I think that in the past Kplayer used to come as a part of the Qt/KDE desktop, so say that you've Kubuntu, then most probably you don't need to install it manually.

However apart from all those features and a beautiful GUI, if you use Ubuntu, then while installing Kplayer will take some space of your HDD since it's a part of the KDE project thus needs to download a lot of dependencies which in my case, apt-get told me that she had to download about 72MB + files in size!.

Main features...

Kplayer in KDE 4x desktop...
*. As said, it's written in Qt and has a beautiful GUI.

*. Lots of features (typical KDE, lol).

*. Playlist support.

*. Enable/Disable subtitles.

*. Direct play URL, DVD, VCD, audio CD, DVB, etc.

*. Change video contrast, saturation and hue.

*. Play/Pause/Stop/Next... you know the typical toolbar (which is also customizable thus you can enable/disable + create a tool-bar of your own).

*. Multimedia library support (handy if you have a big collection to manage).

*. Output messages that let you see the playback output and advanced codec information, etc.

*. Audio and especially video filters (de-interlace, post-processing, etc).

These are just a small list of its main features to mention. As you can see, Kplayer easily beats the Totem (the Gnome's media player) by a huge margin ;-). Anyhow, you can install Kplayer in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 by using the below command in your Terminal window.
sudo apt-get install kplayer
That's it. Enjoy!.

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