Xfce Video Player Parole v1.0.5 Is Released
The latest version of the rather simple Xfce video player Parole has working volume hotkeys when watching a video fullscreen and fixed thumbnail cleaning and creation. There's also translation updates. It is still using the GStreamer framework for video playback.
Parole is a simple media/video player for Xfce based on the GStreamer framework
The latest version of Parole does not have any ground-breaking changes. The complete list of changes since version 1.0.4 is very short:
- Fix creation and cleanup of thumbnails (Xfce #16026)
- Fix volume hotkeys in fullscreen (Xfce #16005)
- Fix compiler warnings
- Translation Updates: English (United Kingdom), Galician, Hebrew, Korean, Malay, Serbian, Slovenian, Thai
That's it, that's all that's new in the latest version of Parole. It still uses the gstreamer framework as a back-end for video playback the buttons are stil too small (like most programs made with GTK+3). We asked Xfce developer Sean Davis about Parole's future and potential plans to fix those issues:
"Nope, no plans to support an alternative backend. The buttons are the same size as all other large toolbars, so if they're too small in Parole, they're too small outside of Parole."
- GTK+3 allowed setting custom icon sizes up to version 3.10. GNOME developers thought that was too convenient and user-friendly for people with poor eye-sight or high-resolution monitors so they removed that option. GNOME mindset is that GTK's icon sizes should be hard-coded so they have the same amount of pixels on 720p and 4k monitors.