How To Install Bomi 0.9.3 On Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Bomi (ex. CMPlayer) is a graphical user interface for the command-line MPV media player. Among others, it has an intuitive, user friendly interface, unlimited playback history, automatic playlist generation and restoration, support for hardware accelerated GPU decoding and support for dvd playback and image slide show.

The latest version available is Bomi 0.9.3, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below huge list of changes:

  • New: display used encoding for subtitle file track in playinfo
  • New: ‘–dump-api-tree’ and ‘–dump-action-list’ command line options
  • New: JSON-RPC interface
  • New: current deinterlacing method in playinfo
  • New: options to set general font and fixed-width font
  • New: ‘Window > Remove Frame’ for frameless(borderless) window
  • New: ‘Subtitle > Subtitle Sync > Bring Previous/Next Subtitle’ menu
  • New: allow to map actions for left/right button click
  • New: ask username and password on permission denied for smb://
  • New: ‘Subtitle > Subtitle Scale’ menu to adjust font scale during playback
  • New: ‘Subtitle > Override ASS Style’ menu
  • New: options to specify authentication info for samba
  • New: configurable step for ‘move screen position’
  • New: ‘Video > Zoom’ menu
  • New: color adjustment for RGB channel
  • New: video color editor dialog
  • New: new skin ‘air’
  • New: ‘Est. Frame Number’ item in playback information
  • New: aspect ratio is adjustable now
  • New: enable smbclient support(smb:// protocol)
  • New: caption filter in subtitle viewer
  • New: checkbox to display time in milliseconds
  • New: language filter list for subtitle find dialog
  • New: reconstruct encoding list
  • New: reload file with specific encoding
  • New: seek by double clicking caption in subtitle viewer
  • New: accept non-media type URL by drag-and-drop
  • Mod: don’t capitalize items in playinfo
  • Mod: drop LinearBlend and Median deinterlacer
  • Mod: drop libpostproc dependency
  • Mod: drop external command support to disable screensaver
  • Fix: prefer cp1250 to iso-8859-2 for autodetection
  • Fix: deselecting internal subtitle didn’t work (#248)
  • Fix: wrong H/W Acc. state in playinfo
  • Fix: request _NET_WM_MOVERESIZE to window manager for move-by-drag
  • Fix: unset pressed button on button released
  • Fix: display all selected subtitles in playinfo
  • Fix: Bob/LinearBob/CubicBob supports all pixel format now
  • Fix: top and button pixels was blinking with Bob/LinearBob/CubicBob
  • Fix: subtitle position menu worked in opposite way
  • Fix: subtitle alignment wasn’t kept after position changed
  • Fix: rename Input/Output/Renderer -> Decoder/Filter/Output
  • Fix: display package-bitrate for decoder input in playinfo
  • Fix: synchronize display order of menu in preference with context menu
  • Fix: don’t display logo during changing current media
  • Fix: don’t display property OSD on intialization of new playback
  • Fix: potential crash on changing subtitles
  • Fix: potential crash when parsing SAMI subtitles
  • Fix: crash on exiting while dialogs are open
  • Fix: subtitle viewer didn’t work if it was open before start playback
  • Fix: crash on reloading subtitle during subtitle viewer is open
  • Fix: don’t draw subtitles in snapshot when hidden
  • Fix: popup an error message for error on loading skin
  • Fix: disable IME on main window
  • Fix: pixel format mismatch which causes crash or deinterlacing disabled
  • Fix: disc title wasn’t restored
  • Fix: prevent interference from other applications using PulseAudio
  • Fix: keep horizontal scroll bar position on auto scroll in subtitle viewer
  • Fix: currupted font for current caption in subtitle viewer
  • Fix: prevent bad interfere from MPRIS and QML TimeSlider
  • Fix: save and restore states of subtitle find dialog and subtitle viewer
  • Fix: show history/playlist after 200ms timeout when mouse hovers on edge
  • Fix: keep ‘default’ shortcuts for unchanged shortcuts of actions
  • Fix: display full URL for non-media type URL
  • Fix: display media name provided by youtube-dl
  • Fix: Ok/Apply wasn’t activated for hwacc codec change

 how to install Bomi 0.9.3 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2

In this article I will show you how to install Bomi 0.9.3 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Bomi 0.9.3 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is remove previous versions of cmplayer, add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the bomi package. Like this:

$ sudo apt-get remove cmplayer
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:darklin20/bomi
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install bomi

Optional, to remove bomi, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove bomi

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