Bangarang – a media player

January 5, 2010

Bangarang 1.0 Release Candidate

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — jamboarder @ 11:32 pm

The release candidate for the 1.0 (The Basics) version of Bangarang has been released.

This version includes several bugfixes and improvements. See the release notes for more information.

Testers can download the latest bangarang release from  Report any issues you encounter on the issue tracker.

If you would like to package Bangarang for your distribution you can download the source tarball for the latest release from here.  You can also keep up with the latest development at the gitorious project development home.

Just a short release announcement this time round. If you would like to contribute additional translations for the 1.0 release feel free to jump in.  Thanks to everyone for their contributions and encouragement!

Peace, much respect and have a positive, happy new year!



  1. Great work. Did resume play and borderless (chromeless) content only mode made it?

    Comment by Tom — January 6, 2010 @ 12:06 am

    • Resume play will come post 1.0 along with a slew of other features. Borderless content is already handled by KWin (see Advanced in the window menu) and the playback controls can be hidden with Ctrl-H or by using the drop down menu in the Now Playing View. Use of both should get you a video just floating on your desktop.

      Hope this helps!

      Comment by jamboarder — January 6, 2010 @ 8:31 am

  2. This is just great news how the Bangarang has developed more for coming KDE SC 4.4. Is there plans for 1.1 to have a automatic/remembered minimial mode (Ctrl+H)?

    Comment by Fri13 — January 6, 2010 @ 5:28 am

  3. Man, this is going to be a killer feature for kde.
    kudos for you.

    Comment by Tomaz Canabrava — January 6, 2010 @ 5:32 am

  4. Oh and forget to ask. Is there any way possible (read, does nepomuk support) to have all media to be automatically queried to the list of Bangarang? I usually move videos to external drive when I have watched them and then I loose the link to them. It would be nice to have Nepomuk automatically follow them and Bangarang automatilly find them without need to add them. Mayby some day in future this would be possible.

    Comment by Fri13 — January 6, 2010 @ 6:32 am

    • Generally when files are moved with Dolphin, the nepomuk urls are updated by KIO. So Bangarang should already be aware of the new locations. (It was kinda cool when I discovered this actually. The last time I encountered this kind of “object- awareness” was with OS/2.)

      There are, however, some special use cases with removable drives where the mount points might change that I have not tested with Bangarang in KDE SC 4.4. I’ll be sure to add it to the test cases and address it post 1.0.

      Comment by Andrew Lake — January 6, 2010 @ 8:27 am

  5. What an awesome application!

    I found it a bit difficult to compile the app, because cmake stalled at a missing “KDE Multimedia”. This can be fixed by installing these packages:
    * libkcompactdisc4-devel
    * libkcddb4-devel
    * taglib-devel
    * libkde4-devel (I already had this one installed)

    Comment by Diederik van der Boor — January 6, 2010 @ 1:25 pm

    • I forgot to mention, that’s for openSUSE 11.2.

      Comment by Diederik van der Boor — January 6, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

      • For openSUSE just get it from the KDE:KDE4:Community repo (pre RC1 it was in the Playground one) 😉

        Comment by Chris — January 6, 2010 @ 1:36 pm

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