Parole Media Player 0.8.1 Released

It’s been nearly 8 months since the first release in Parole’s 0.8 stable series. Yesterday, Parole Media Player 0.8.1 was released in time to be included in Xubuntu 15.10. This release includes several bug fixes and makes for another great release.

What’s New?

New Feature-ish

New hidden setting to persistently hide the menubar been sessions. This option reduces Parole into a window dedicated to content for as long as it is enabled.

  • To enable from the terminal, issue the following command:
    xfconf-query -c parole -p /always-hide-menubar -nt bool -s true
  • And from the Xfce Settings Editor: Click “parole”, then “New”. Enter “/always-hide-menubar” as the property, select “Boolean”, and then toggle the value to “TRUE”.

Bugs Fixed

  • Xfce: #12045: MPRIS2 plugin: Add missing signal watch on shuffle property
  • Xfce: #12169: Fix crash on close that would happen in some system configurations (including Xubuntu 15.10)
  • Xfce: #11653: Make appdata.xml correctly validate
  • Fixed building with --debug by correcting conditional logic

Translation Updates

Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), English (Australia), Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian


Parole Media Player 0.8.1 and Greybird Accessibility
Displayed with the Settings Editor and the new setting


The latest version of Parole Media Player can be downloaded from the Xfce archives.  Ubuntu 15.10 “Wily Werewolf” users can install Parole 0.8.1 from the repositories:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install parole