Plasma Media Center, a unified media experience on PCs, tablets, netbooks, TVs, and any other device capable of running KDE software, is now at version 1.2.Canonical is not the only company that is striving to unify the user experience on multiple platforms, and the KDE developers are already working on it, but only for the media content.
“We are happy to announce the release of KDE's Plasma Media Center 1.2—your first stop for media and entertainment created by the Elves at KDE. Plasma Media Center is designed to provide an easy and comfortable way to watch your videos, browse your photo collection and listen to your music, all in one place.
"This release brings many refinements and a host of new features, making consuming media even easier and more fun,” reads the official announcement.
The development of Plasma Media Center has gone through a series of development version and the application has amassed a large number of features and interesting options.
Highlights of Plasma Media Center 1.2:
• The music mode has been improved and users will have a good time navigating through the music—search by artist, album or just see it all;
• The Artist and Album cover retrieval has been improved. According to the changelog, while PMC already used album covers contained in the music files, this new release enables PMC to go to last.fm and fetch new album covers and artist images;
• Users are now able to see thumbnails of pictures that are inside folders, making it easier to identify which folders are interesting;
• Keyboard bindings for media control have been implemented;
• Multiple Playlist Support has been implemented;
• New controller icons have been implemented.
A complete list of changes and new features can be found in the official announcement. Download Plasma Media Center 1.2 right now from Softpedia.