The Kaffeine development team, lead by Juergen Kofler, is proud to present a new release (0.4.2) of Kaffeine. Kaffeine is a xine-based media player. What sets it apart from other similar players is the fact that it tries to be an all-around solution by exposing xine's capabilities on an easy to use interface. Kaffeine supports all types of video and audio files and also VCDs, DVDs and media URLs. Almost all supported multimedia files can be played by point-and-click. In KDE 3.2, Kaffeine can also be controlled by a remote control. It is lightweight, starts fast and features a nice playlist.
For the latest release the emphasis has been put on stability rather than on the implementation of new features. Some very annoying bugs where fixed, including some problems with control panel, various crashes and some interoperability bugs with KDE 3.2. Despite the emphasis on stability there are also some new features such as a new setup dialog, better embedding in Konqueror and support for multiple external subtitle files that can be changed on the fly while playing. The new Konqueror embedding can be seen in action when visiting
Other new features include:
The development of Kaffeine started about a year ago, but Kaffeine was mainly left into the unknown until major distributions (mainly SUSE but also others) chose it as their default media player. Since then, progress and addoption was very fast (