Clapper: A GNOME media player with a responsive GUI

Clapper: A GNOME media player with a responsive GUI

Clapper: A GNOME media player with a responsive GUI

In our different and varied GNU / Linux Operating Systems, there is usually a lot of variety of applications in the same field. And the scope of media players is no exception. And for that, today we will explore one more called "Clapper".

"Clapper"Is a simple and modern media player for GNOME that is worth knowing, trying, using and recommending in many cases, thanks to its interesting features and news.

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Clapper: GNOME media player built with GJS

Clapper: GNOME media player built with GJS

What is Clapper?

According to his official website on GitHub, "Clapper" is

"A GNOME media player built using GJS with the GTK4 toolkit. The media player uses GStreamer as a media backend and renders everything through OpenGL."

Features

Among its most notable features, it is worth mentioning the following:

  • Hardware acceleration: It uses the hardware acceleration by default, and when it is available the use of the CPU and RAM should be much lower.
  • Floating mode: This is a borderless window, without a header and with a reduced number of player controls. When floating mode is activated, many more tasks can be done on it.
  • Adaptive GUI: Which makes it possible that when the videos are viewed in "Window Mode", the majority of GTK widgets are used not modified to adapt to the appearance of the Operating System. Whereas, when "Full Screen Mode" is activated all elements of the GUI become darker, larger and semi-transparent for better viewing comfort.
  • Playlist via files: Limited functionality only for the Flatpak version, and to the content of the user's "Videos" directory by default. It allows you to open playlist files (standard text file with a .claps file extension). These must contain only one file path per line.
  • Other important: Progress bar display in chapters and Support for MPRIS (Media Player Remote Interfacing Specification).

More information

In the official section of «Clapper» on FlatHub , the following is detailed about it:

"Clapper is a GNOME media player built using GJS with the GTK4 toolkit. The media player uses GStreamer as a media backend and renders everything through OpenGL. The player works natively on both Xorg and Wayland. It also supports VA-API on AMD / Intel GPUs."

Download

For our use case, we will not perform the direct download method available from the GitHub repository or via OpenSUSE repositoriesbut directly your download and install via Flatpak using FlatHub.

Installation and use

For this step, we only have to execute the following command order and voila, we will have "Clapper" installed and ready to use via Applications menu or by terminal (console).

Installation via terminal

«flatpak install flathub com.github.rafostar.Clapper»

Execution

«flatpak run com.github.rafostar.Clapper»

Screen shots

If everything goes well during installation, "Clapper"  It should run and display as seen below:

Note: The installation of "Clapper" has been performed on the usual Respin Linux called Miracles GNU / Linux, which is based on MX Linux 19 (Debian 10), and that has been built following our «Guide to Snapshot MX Linux».

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In summary, "Clapper" is a "New and interesting multimedia player" developed for the Desktop Environment GNOME, that has an adaptive graphical interface, a lot of stability and solidity, thanks to the fact that it has been developed using modern technologies, such as, GJS with GTK4 Toolkit.

We hope that this publication will be very useful for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the improvement, growth and diffusion of the ecosystem of applications available for «GNU/Linux». And do not stop sharing it with others, on your favorite websites, channels, groups or communities of social networks or messaging systems. Finally, visit our home page at «FromLinux» to explore more news, and join our official channel Telegram from DesdeLinux.


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