Dragon Player

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Dragon Player
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Developer(s)Ian Monroe
Stable release20.08.2 (10 October 2020; 13 days ago (2020-10-10)[1]) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC++ (Qt)
Operating systemCross-platform
PlatformKDE Frameworks 5
TypeMedia player
LicenseGNU General Public License
WebsiteKDE.org application website

Dragon Player is a simple media player for the KDE desktop environment. It is the renamed continuation of a video player for KDE 3 called Codeine, which was originally created and developed by Max Howell, and is now developed by Ian Monroe under the new name for KDE SC 4. Because Dragon Player makes use of Phonon—a multimedia API that itself connects to any of several multimedia frameworks—it will play anything the particular connected multimedia framework supports. It was the default video player in the KDE 4 version of Kubuntu from 8.04 to 14.10.[2]


  • Simple interface
  • Resuming videos
  • Support for subtitles
  • Video display settings (brightness, contrast)
  • Due to using Solid and Phonon, Dragon Player is independent of any multimedia framework or hardware abstraction layer(can be a very important detail).
  • Supports playing CDs and DVDs[3]


  1. ^ "KDE's October 2020 Apps Update". KDE. 10 October 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Kubuntu 8.04 Released". Archived from the original on 2008-06-30. Retrieved 2008-04-28.
  3. ^ KDE Commit-Digest for 27 January 2008