Introduction to Parole

Parole is a DVD/CD/music player for Xfce that uses GStreamer.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.



Although this version of parole works with most files, it is unable to play DVDs, reporting an error in the gstreamer backend.

Package Information

Parole Dependencies


gst-plugins-base-1.14.2, gst-plugins-good-1.14.2 and libxfce4ui-4.12.1


User Notes:

Installation of Parole

Install Parole by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--with-gstreamer=1.0: Use this switch if both the gstreamer-1.14.2 and the deprecated gstreamer-0.x packages are installed.

Using Parole

If you have installed Gstreamer Plugins Ugly with support for libdvdnav and libdvdread and would like to use Parole to play a DVD, click Media> Open location and enter dvd:// into the box.

Similarly, to play a CD, click Media> Open location and enter cdda:// into the box.


Installed Program: parole
Installed Libraries: Two libraries under /usr/lib/parole-0/
Installed Directories: /usr/include/parole, /usr/lib/parole-0 and /usr/share/parole

Short Descriptions


is a GTK+ 2 media player that uses GStreamer.

Last updated on 2018-08-22 17:33:07 -0700