Plasma Media Center - Release One

We are proud to announce the first release (1.0.0) of Plasma Media Center. Built on Plasma and KDE technologies. Designed to offer a rich experience to media enthusiasts.


PMC screenshots - click for larger

KDE's Plasma Media Center (PMC) is aimed towards a unified media experience on PCs, Tablets, Netbooks, TVs and any other device that is capable of running KDE software. PMC can be used to view images, play music or watch videos. Media files can be on the local filesystem or accessed with KDE’s Desktop Search. This stable release of PMC has a basic set of features:

  • Browse the local filesystem for media
  • Use KDE Desktop Search to get a unified view of all available media
  • View photos from flickr, picasa
  • Create playlists from available media, play sequentially or randomly
  • Developers can create custom plugins for PMC!

Videos & more screenshots

PMC on a tablet
Desktop PMC
More screenshots


Get the 1.0.0 release. Ubuntu and Fedora build instructions.


To know more about Plasma Media Center, check out the wiki.


Please report bugs or issues at the KDE Bug Tracker or catch up with the PMC team in the #plasma channel on freenode IRC.

Newest stuff

Get the latest and greatest from PMC.

Coming Up

There are already lots of improvements in PMC that will be part of an upcoming release. Please file feature requests at or contact PMC developers at [email protected].


To Aaron Seigo, Alessandro Diaferia, Deepak Mittal, Fabian Riethmayer, Lukas Appelhans, Marco Martin, Onur-Hayri Bakici, Shantanu Tushar, Sinny Kumari, Sudhendu Kumar, Sujith H and everyone else who made Plasma Media Center possible.

Please give PMC a try and let us know how we can improve it. Keep the comments coming :)

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by Alessandro Diaferia (not verified)

Really awesome. I'm glad this project has its deserved 1.0 release. I'm looking forward to giving it a try but I'm already sure you all did great job. Congrats!

by Thomas Pfeiffer (not verified)

Great that you made the 1.0 release! I'll try it out soon and give feedback!

by zm1990s (not verified)

sadly I can't open this at all .. Chakra Linux KDE 4.10.1

by Sinny Kumari (not verified)

Can you please tell us that what problem you are facing while running it on Chakra?

by Chris Hills (not verified)

Is there a build ready to go on a Raspberry Pi?

We don't have a package yet, but following the build steps you can build it very easily on Raspbian. The only caveat is that video playback won't be that smooth (yet), but music and photos should work just fine.

by Pascal G (not verified)

Congrats and thank you! I can't wait to get back home and test this baby out!!

If you can try it out, it will be awesome, and even better if we can have someone package this for distros :)

by elav

Is amazing!! Nice!! Cool!! Beautiful!!

by Sinny Kumari (not verified)

Thanks to all. Credit goes to all of us. We did it :D

by Sinny Kumari (not verified)

I forgot to mention in packaging stuff in the article. People who do packaging, please package Plasma Media Center and make installation easier for people.

For further info, please contact us on the plasma-devel MailingList.


by Naranek (not verified)

Nice! Is it possible to run this in the second screen (TV) while having regular KDE desktop on the the first screen (monitor)?

Just launch Plasma Media Center and use Alt+drag to move it to the other screen, thats what I do at home.

by M (not verified)

I'd love to see support for MythTV or VDR!

by Bob (not verified)

Nice work guys. Is the guy from Bangarang working on this with you? His project is awesome, is built using all of KDE's pillars and it overlaps a lot with the work you're doing, just wondering if he's involved at all?

Sadly no, at least as of now. We'd love to work together, actually I see that there are lots of KDE multimedia apps have a lot of overlap as you said. We should do some kind of multimedia framework/pillar for KDE so that we can do this properly. I plan to have a BoF at Akademy about this.
Thanks a lot for the idea :)

by Salboz (not verified)

This is really awesome!
I'm running it on Chakra! Keep up the good work!