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Movie Monad

Is Movie Monad the free video player I've been looking for?

Yes. โœ”๏ธ

Movie Monad is a free and simple to use video player made with Haskell. Originally it was a proof of concept to add video playback to Gifcurry (another great appโ€”check it out). Nowadays it's a lightweight yet mighty media player used all over the world ๐ŸŒ everyday.

Movie Monad is cross platform so you'll never have to watch without it. Stream videos from the web or play the files stored on your computer. Play, pause, seek, repeat, resize, expand, and turn it upโ€”Movie Monad gets out of the way so you can watch the videos you love. ๐Ÿ’“

So try out Movie Monadโ€”it'll make your life simpler. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

What does Movie Monad look like? ๐Ÿ‘€

Movie Monad

What can I do with Movie Monad? ๐Ÿค”

  • You can play video files from your hard drive ๐Ÿ’ป or stream videos from the web. ๐Ÿ•ธ
    • To play web videos, click the file open button, paste the URL into the text box, and click open.
    • Movie Monad can handle file://, https://, and http://.
  • You can play and pause. โฏ
  • You can seek/scrub โช โฉ through the video. ๐Ÿ“ผ
  • You can put the video on repeat. ๐Ÿ”
  • You can slow down ๐ŸŒ or speed up ๐ŸŽ the video (great for lectures).
  • You can turn subtitles off or on and pick your language.
  • You can turn up โฌ†๏ธ, turn down โฌ‡๏ธ, or mute ๐Ÿ”‡ the volume. ๐Ÿ”‰
  • You can expand the video to full screen.
  • You can quickly resize the video to standard sizes.
  • You can resize the video to a custom size by resizing the window.
    • Movie Monad will responsively adjust the video size to fill the window. ๐Ÿ’ฅ
  • You can play videos from the command line. ๐Ÿ†‘
    • movie-monad ./path/to/video/file.webm
    • movie-monad http://www.domain.tld/path/to/video/file.webm

What are the keyboard controls? โŒจ๏ธ

  • Mute/Unmute
    • m
    • AudioMute
  • Full Screen/Windowed
    • f
  • Show Controls
    • c
  • Toggle Repeat
    • r
  • Volume Up
    • ArrowUp
    • AudioRaiseVolume
  • Volume Down
    • ArrowDown
    • AudioLowerVolume
  • Seek Left
    • ArrowLeft
  • Seek Right
    • ArrowRight
  • Play/Pause
    • Space
    • AudioPlay

How do I get a copy of Movie Monad? ๐Ÿ’พ

Movie Monad works on Linux, Mac, and most likely Windows. Make sure you have GStreamer and GTK+ installed on your machine. To find the latest version of Movie Monad, head over to the releases page.

I use Linux. ๐Ÿง

If you use Linux then the easiest way to grab a copy of Movie Monad is by downloading the AppImage. After you download the AppImage, right click on it, select permissions, and check the box near execute. With that out of the wayโ€”you're all setโ€”just double click on the AppImage and Movie Monad will pop up.

You can also download and install the AppImage using the handy AppImage install script (right click the link and select "Save link as..."). Download the script, right click on it, select permissions, check the box near execute, and double click on it. You should now see Movie Monad listed alongside your other installed programs.

I use Arch, Manjaro, Antergos, or pacman. ๐Ÿ‘ป

You can install Movie Monad via pacman. Copy the following into your terminal.

cd "$HOME/Downloads"
sudo pacman -S git gstreamer gst-plugins-base-libs gst-plugins-base gst-plugins-good gst-plugins-bad gst-libav
git clone
cd movie-monad
makepkg -sic
cd "$HOME/Downloads"
rm -rf movie-monad

I use Fedora, SUSE, CentOS, Red Hat, Flatpak, Flathub, or GNOME Software. ๐ŸŽฉ

You can install Movie Monad as a Flatpak via Flathub.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
flatpak install flathub

You can also find it in GNOME Software. Just search for Movie Monad.

I use Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Deepin, or Snap. ๐ŸŒ€

Movie Monad is available as a snap from Snapcraft. If you don't already have snap, go ahead and install it using the command sudo apt install snapd.

You can install the Movie Monad snap right from your browser or via the command line. For the command line route, paste the following into your terminal.

snap install movie-monad
sudo snap connect movie-monad:removable-media

I use Mac. ๐ŸŽ

Mac users can download the Mac install script by holding down control, clicking the link, selecting "Save Link As...", selecting where Downloads, and clicking save. To run the script, hold down the command key and press the space bar. Now type terminal and hit enter. After the terminal comes up, copy and paste the following.

cd ~/Downloads
chmod +x movie-monad-mac-install-script.command

Once it's finished, a shortcut to Movie Monad will be on your desktop.

I'm a Haskell developer. ๐Ÿ–ฅ

If you develop Haskell programs then the easiest way to build Movie Monad is with Haskell Stack. Copy the following into your terminal.

cd "$HOME/Downloads"
git clone
cd movie-monad
stack update
stack setup
stack install alex happy
stack install haskell-gi
stack install
stack exec -- movie-monad

What dependencies does Movie Monad use?

To run Movie Monad.

To build Movie Monad.

What is the license?


Who wrote Movie Monad?

(C) 2017 David Lettier

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