How To Install LLs Video Player 0.2.1 On Jolla’s First Sailfish OS Smartphone

Hello Jolla Enthusiasts. As you may know, LLs Video Player is a video player based on gstreamer, developed for Sailfish OS.

Among others, it enables users to easily play and pause media files, being usable from both terminal (harbour-videoPlayer /path/to/local/file) and the graphical user interface, has support for playing both local files and files via URL, it has a special Youtube search page integrated and keeps a history of the last 10 files played via URL.

The latest version available is LLs Video Player 0.2.1, which has been recently released. For a full list of changes and enhancements introduced in the latest version, see the official changelog.

How To Install LLs Video Player 0.2.1 On Jolla's First Sailfish OS Smartphone

How To Install LLs Video Player 0.2.1 On Jolla's First Sailfish OS Smartphone

In this article I will show you how to install LLs Video Player 0.2.1 on Jolla’s first Sailfish OS based smartphone.

There are two installation methods, one from the GUI and one from the command line interface. I like the terminal method better, because I find it easier to update the apps, this was. And because I am a CLI Linux maniac. : )

Installation method 1: From the GUI.

Since LLs Video Player is available via OpenRepos.net, you can easily download the app and install it directly from the file manager.

Download LLs Video Player 0.2.1

Installation method 2: In the geek way, via zypper.

Since Sailfish OS is pure openSUSE, you have to switch to developer mode, install zypper, add the repository and key, update the system and install LLs Video Player. Like this:

# pkcon install zypper
# zypper ar -f http://sailfish.openrepos.net/llelectronics/personal-main.repo
# rpm --import http://sailfish.openrepos.net/openrepos.key
# zypper refresh
# zypper install harbour-videoplayer

To uninstall lls video player, you have to install zypper (if you haven’t installed it already) and uninstall the app via zypper :

# pkcon install zypper
# zypper remove harbour-videoplayer

For those who don’t know yet, Jolla is a project developed by former Nokia employees. The first Jolla smartphone is running on Sailfish OS, a modified Megoo Linux system, which is Android compatible, uses Wayland as the default display server , uses Nokia N9′s Maliit touchscreen keyboard and comes with interchangeable covers, allowing the users to easily switch them, in order to change the color/model of the phone and comes with impressive hardware specifications. Apps can be installed via the Jolla Store, which will provide both Jolla and Android apps, or via F-Droid, Yandex Store, Amazon App Store, Aptoide and 1Mobile Android Market.

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