The KDE community has a Christmas gift for you! We are happy to announce the release of KDE's Plasma Media Center 1.2—your first stop for media and entertainment created by the Elves at KDE. Plasma Media Center is designed to provide an easy and comfortable way to watch your videos, browse your photo collection and listen to your music, all in one place. This release brings many refinements and a host of new features, making consuming media even easier and more fun.
New Features and Improvements
Working with feedback from users since the previous release, the team has implemented many cool new features and a variety of improvements and bug fixes.
Improved Music Mode
Artist and Album Cover Retrieval
Folder Previews for Picture Browsing
Keyboard bindings for media control
Multiple Playlist Support
Shiny new icons for controller
If you requested a feature that is not listed above, feel free to contact us! The team might be working on it already, or might not know about it if there was not a feature request on bugzilla (see "Bugs and Feature Requests" below). You can also leave comments and requests on this article.
Videos and Screenshots Of What's New
Below is a video of what's new in this release. You can also click through to Youtube directly.
There are more screen shots of Plasma Media Center 1.2.
For binary packages, check to see if your distro has them. If you are a packager (or know someone who is), the team can help with any questions regarding packaging. Currently, ArchLinux (AUR), Fedora, OpenSuse and Ubuntu have packages for Plasma Media Center.
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Bugs & Feature Requests
Thanks to our Google Code-In students:
The team is already hard at work on the next release of Plasma Media Center! Some things to expect in the next release:
For detailed release and feature plan of PMC 1.3.0, please take a look at this wiki page.
Thanks to all the developers, testers and people for giving useful feedback on improving Plasma Media Center. The team hopes you are as excited as they are and will enjoy this release!