Sep 17, 2014

Popcorn Time 0.3.3 Released With Support External Media Players And Chromecast, More

Popcorn Time 0.3.3 was released today and it comes with quite a few new features, including support for external players such as VLC, XBMC, MPlayer, mpv and others, Chromecast and Airplay support, 3 new themes and more.







As a reminder, Popcorn Time is an open source Netflix-style torrent streaming application for Linux, Windows and Mac. The application allows users to stream movies (with subtitles) and TV series at no cost, and that may be illegal in your country so make sure you read the disclaimer before using Popcorn Time!




The most important change in the latest Popcorn Time 0.3.3 is probably the option to play the videos using your favorite media player such as VLC, XMBC, MPlayer, mpv and more - this can be done from the video page, next to the "Watch Now" button:







Another interesting change in the latest Popcorn Time is Trakt.tv synchronisation: Trakt will now remember your favorite videos for you so you won't lose your favorites if you use Popcorn Time on multiple computers or you remove its database.



Yet another change is the addition of themes support along with 3 new themes: Black & Yellow, Flat UI and Light - here's a screenshot with the new Light theme:






Besides the new features mentioned above, Popcorn Time 0.3.3 also includes the following changes:


  • a huge internal code clean up - unfortunately, because of this you most probably have to reset your DataBase on install;

  • use FontAwesome instead of PNG's: nicer, sharper icons across the UI;

  • get rid of white flash at startup;

  • cleaner settings layout;

  • HTTP Api - can be used to control Popcorn Time from another application;

  • new settings: always on top, start page option, ratings on covers, hide or fade watched items;

  • various UI improvements;

  • resize covers on-the-fly by pressing Ctrl+ and Ctrl- in the cover view;

  • open directly next unseen episode;

  • built-in help;

  • alpha Chromecast and Airplay support (I'm not sure about Airplay but it looks like for now, subtitles aren't supported with Chromecast).






Install Popcorn Time in Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.10, Linux Mint 17 or Debian




Important: before upgrading to Popcorn Time 0.3.3, remove your old Popcorn Time database or else the application won't work:


rm -r ~/.config/Popcorn-Time



To install Popcorn Time in Ubuntu / Linux Mint and derivatives, you can use the Popcorn Time WebUpd8 PPA. The PPA package automatically downloads Popcorn Time from its website and sets everything up for you.



Add the PPA and install Popcorn Time in Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.10 (the latest version does not work with Ubuntu 12.04!) / Linux Mint 17 by using the following commands:


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/popcorntime
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install popcorn-time




To install Popcorn Time from the WebUpd8 PPA repository in Debian, use the following commands:


su -
echo "deb http://ift.tt/1nuaWzY trusty main" | tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-popcorntime.list
echo "deb-src http://ift.tt/1nuaWzY trusty main" | tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-popcorntime.list
apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys EEA14886
apt-get update
apt-get install popcorn-time
exit






Download Popcorn Time




Important: before upgrading to Popcorn Time 0.3.3, remove your old Popcorn Time database or else the application won't work:


rm -r ~/.config/Popcorn-Time



Download Popcorn Time (binaries available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X) | Popcorn Time source



Arch Linux users can install Popcorn Time via AUR: bin | latest stable | git







via Web Upd8 - Ubuntu / Linux blog http://ift.tt/1mf4bGk