Lightweight Media Player Parole 1.0.5 Released! (How to Install)

The fifth bug-fix release for the lightweight Parole media play 1.0 series was released a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10.

Parole is a simple media player for Xfce desktop that is based on the GStreamer framework, and designed with simplicity, speed and resource usage in mind.

Parole 1.0.5 is a small release with translation updates and following bug-fixes:

  • Fix creation cleanup of thumbnails
  • Fix volume hotkeys in fullscreen
  • Fix compiler warnings

How to Install Parole 1.0.5 in Ubuntu:

The unofficial PPA has made the new release packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then either upgrade the media player via Software Updater utility:

upgrade parole media player

or run following commands to install / upgrade it:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install parole

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb package from HERE.


You can remove the PPA repository either via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab, or by running command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

To remove Parole media player, either use Ubuntu Software or run command:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove parole