How To Install Bomi 0.9.7 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 0.9.7,  which has been released a while ago, coming with the below huge list of changes:

  • New: cache file related options in cache tab of preferences
  • New: implement display of cached state in demuxer in seek bar
  • New: internal title bar for frameless mode
  • New: visualization for audio
  • New: –set-subtitle option for command line to set subtitle file
  • New: show history/playlist by clicking left/right edge
  • New: new option to unmute when volume adjusted
  • New: compact mode for Tethys skin
  • New: hide history/playlist by clicking empty space
  • New: skin ‘metro’ – Windows metro style
  • New: Enter Fullscreen/Exit Fullscreen menu
  • Mod: use soft clipping by default
  • Fix: enable frameless mode on Windows
  • Fix: fit window size to rendering size when using window size menu
  • Fix: wrong calculation of texture coordinate for video frame
  • Fix: prevent too high amplification by normalizer on start of playback
  • Fix: don’t reset normalizer history on seeking
  • Fix: set page step of radius slider to 1 in advanced interpolation dialog
  • Fix: wrong path for open file from command line when launched bomi not in PATH
  • Fix: don’t hide history/playlist while scrollbar pressed
  • Fix: reduce delay for initial display of Preferences dialog drastically
  • Fix: checking GL_RGBA16 for FBO texture format didn’t work
  • Fix: reduce width of playlist to fit to item name not location
  • Fix: don’t disturb playback on loading skin
  • Fix: hide controls when cursor is located in history/playlist
  • Fix: adjust y-position of preview automatically
  • Fix: raise z-order of TimeSlider to prevent preview being obstructed
  • Fix: metadata wasn’t exposured to MPRIS
  • Fix: don’t display preview when video is not available

how to install Bomi 0.9.7 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 0.9.7 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 0.9.7 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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