How To Install Bomi 0.9.11 On Ubuntu Systems

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 0.9.11,  which has been released a while ago, coming with the below huge list of changes:

  • New: save button for log viewer
  • New: dynamic range option for volume and use exponential scale by default
  • Fix: backport fix for wasting CPU
  • Fix: workaround for weird behavior of mouse event
  • Fix: add ‘Ignore’ for FPS in youtube-dl options
  • Fix: parse \N and \h properly for .srt
  • Fix: compile error if vdpau or vaapi are disabled
  • Fix: make URL edit get focus when URL dialog open
  • Fix: ignore SIGPIPE to prevent termination on reconnection for streaming
  • Fix: wrong icon of play/pause button for metro skin
  • Fix: enforce to update video renderer when window gets visible
  • Fix: ignore invalid URL for mime data
  • (Linux)Fix: albumart image for mpris wasn’t exported properly

Installation instructions:

Bomi is available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu systems is easy. All you need to do is add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the bomi package:

$ 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

The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

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