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Parole is a free and open source, modern simple media player for the Xfce graphics environment


  • Parole is based on the GStreamer framework and is written to fit well into the Xfce desktop;
  • Supports a large number of video and audio formats (all formats supported by GStreamer);
  • Parole allows you to play DVD/CD, VCD discs, disc images;
  • Support for live streaming;
  • Subtitles in various languages are supported;
  • Parole can be integrated into the Thunar file manager;
  • It is possible to enable the replay of both a single file and the entire playlist;
  • It is possible to change the aspect ratio;
  • Full-screen mode support;
  • The playlist is displayed in the sidebar on the right;
  • There is a “Mini” mode”;
  • Playlist support;
  • Playback functions: play/pause, switch tracks, rewind, change/mute volume, repeat, random playback;
  • It is possible to enable/disable disabling the screensaver during playback;
  • It is possible to enable/disable visualization when playing audio;
  • There is an option to adjust the color balance;
  • Plugin support: system tray integration, notifications, MPRIS2 support;
  • Support for keyboard shortcuts.

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The software Parole is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install parole

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:1.0.5
Developer:Xfce Team
Programming language:GTK
License:GPL v2

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