Kaffeine – media player for KDE

Kaffeine is a simple, easy to use, full featured media player for the K Desktop Environment (KDE).

Currently, Kaffeine can use xine-lib, MPlayer, or GStreamer as a backend. It is therefore able to play almost all audio and video files.

It supports many types of local and network media broadcast protocols, including digital video broadcasting (DVB).

Features include:

  • Multiple playlists.
  • Play Audio CDs, DVDs and VCDs.
  • Streaming.
  • Rip and encode audio tracks to be stored on your hard disk.
  • Supports Digital Video Broadcasting devices supported by linuxtv drivers.
  • Electronic Program Guide.
  • Can broadcast several DVB channels (being on the same multiplex) on a LAN.
  • DCOP Interface.
  • Supports Linux Infrared Remote Control (LIRC).
  • S2 support.
  • Support for dynamic audio / subtitles streams.
  • DBUS interface and partial MPRIS support.
  • Configurable daily or weekly repetition of recording schedule entries.

Website: sourceforge.net/projects/kaffeine
Developer: Christophe Thommeret and Christoph Pfister
License: GNU GPL v2


Kaffeine is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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