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


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 :)


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 Alessandro Diaferia at Wed, 2013/03/20 - 8:30am

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

By Thomas Pfeiffer at Wed, 2013/03/20 - 10:12am

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

By zm1990s at Wed, 2013/03/20 - 2:50pm

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

By Sinny Kumari at Thu, 2013/03/21 - 5:42pm

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

By Chris Hills at Wed, 2013/03/20 - 3:54pm

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 Shantanu Tushar at Thu, 2013/03/21 - 5:20pm

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

By Pascal G at Wed, 2013/03/20 - 5:43pm

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

By Shantanu Tushar at Thu, 2013/03/21 - 5:32pm

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

By E.L.A.V at Wed, 2013/03/20 - 5:58pm

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

By Sinny Kumari at Wed, 2013/03/20 - 6:05pm

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 Sinny Kumari at Wed, 2013/03/20 - 6:14pm

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

By Naranek at Wed, 2013/03/20 - 9:14pm

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

By Shantanu Tushar at Thu, 2013/03/21 - 5:21pm

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

By M at Wed, 2013/03/20 - 11:04pm

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?

By Bob at Wed, 2013/03/20 - 11:11pm

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 Shantanu Tushar at Thu, 2013/03/21 - 5:30pm

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

By Salboz at Fri, 2013/05/31 - 8:31pm