How To Install Bomi 0.9.6 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 0.9.6,  which has been released a while ago, coming with the below huge list of changes:

  • New: file name template for quick snapshot
  • New: ‘Append Folder’ for playlist
  • New: ‘Open Folder’ can open subfolders recursively
  • New: new default skin ‘Tethys’ designed by Kotus Works
  • New: ‘Find by Name’ and ‘Find by Info’ for find subtitles
  • New: starmark to indicate favorite/persistent item for history
  • New: ‘Tool > Playlist > Regenerate’ menu to regerate playlist
  • New: make TimeDuration interactive to display msec/remaining time
  • New: ‘Freya’ skin by varlesh
  • New: ‘Prefer external files to interanl tracks’ option for subtitle autoselction
  • New: options to show media title in name column of history
  • New: ‘Show preview when mouse over seek bar’ option in preferences
  • New: ‘Ask video quality’ option for youtube-dl streaming in preferences
  • New: ‘Show hidden controls whenever mouse moved’ option in preferences
  • New: ‘Video > Texture Format’
  • Mod: don’t display zero hours(0:) in time texts
  • Mod: refine history/playlist design by Kotus Works
  • Fix: prompt message box when clearing history
  • Fix: failed to resolve skin path when launched in remote path
  • Fix: keep snapped state on edge on window size set by menu
  • Fix: don’t resync on playback speed changed
  • Fix: channel manipulation options weren’t restored
  • Fix: wrong volume value for MPRIS v2 interface
  • Fix: embedded albumart wasn’t displayed on initail playback
  • Fix: display album art as ‘Album Art’ instead of ‘Video Track’
  • Fix: audio file with albumart was recognized as video
  • Fix: use GL_RGBA16 for fbo if supported by default
  • Fix: enable ‘High Quality Upscaling’ only if GL_RGBA16 fbo supported
  • Fix: unsigned 8bit integer format for audio was disabled
  • Fix: alert if snapshot file is not wriable instead of silent fail
  • Fix: sort playlist by full path not file name
  • Fix: wrong restoration for position of floating panel in skin

 how to install Bomi 0.9.6 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 0.9.6 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 0.9.6 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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