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Plasma Media Centre 1.1 Beta out now

The delayed Plasma Media Centre beta is finally out, upgrading the somewhat lacklustre original outing


The folks at KDE are keen to get into the media centre game with their own Plasma Media Centre, a theme for KDE that’s supposed to fill the gap between PCs and Media PCs by allowing for a TV style interface to be launched from within KDE. The idea is that someone with a laptop on their commute could then launch into the PMC and enjoy watching their media in a slightly more focused interface.

The current state of PMC

Having said that, currently the interface is still quite simple. However, it’s also still being developed, and the latest version, 1.1 has just been released as a Beta. Some of the new features coming to 1.1 include a new YouTube backend, better file association and refactored common components for media browsers. Some of these have been implemented, with more to come.

PMC 1.1 is currently a little behind schedule – it should have been out by now. However, the full release is currently pegged for 20th August. Grab the latest files from the repo and have a go with it yourself.