Video Tools

Kaku – web technologies-based music player

Last Updated on September 1, 2020


Kaku is a capable but not a great music/video player. There’s a good range of streaming services available to use. And it’s much more pleasurable to watch music videos using Kaku than on the streaming service website itself. While the software works well, it’s a tad rough round the edges and idiosyncratic.

Overall, I’m left with the feeling of meh! The Online DJ functionality and text chat functionality is innovative, although it’s clunky.

There’s lots of functionality I’d love added. I’d like shuffle playback, better keyboard shortcuts, an option to choose the playback resolution, and tons more. While the software purports to show the best video quality available, this clearly isn’t the case.

The player is under active development. I’ll be keeping my eagle eyes on new releases.

Support: GitHub code repository
Developer: Chia-Lung Chen and contributors
License: MIT License

Kaku is written in JavaScript. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Other Features
Page 4 – Summary

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