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Which music/video player do you like?

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Hi!

I would like to know which is your favourite music- and/or videoplayer in ubuntu?
AND what good codecs you use along with it!!!

Pleeeease!

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Joined: 2006-11-19
I like Totem for watching

I like Totem for watching DVDs, I use Mplayer and Mplayer plugin for mozilla/firefox for watching videos on the net and for music I use XMMS.

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VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player

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Joined: 2006-03-28
I play video-files with

I play video-files with KPlayer (with actually only is a frontend for MPlayer), DVDs with VLC and music with Noatun. But all that not in Ubuntu. ;-)

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Beep-media-player or

Beep-media-player or audacious for music and vlc for videos, although I also use mplayer when it's better for some formats.

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For sound I use "play"

For sound I use "play" (from the "sox" package), it's an extremely simple commandline program (probably too simple for most people Smiling ). Sometimes I use mp3blaster or xmms or beep or vlc instead.

For video I use vlc or gmplayer. I like the vlc interface better, but some files cannot be played by vlc but they can be played by (g)mplayer.

For DVD I use vlc.

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for videos anything

for videos anything xine-based and mplayer; that includes totem-xine (gnome's/ubuntu's default video player in its xine version; install via synaptic). Currently I specifically use Kaffeine for video and amaroK for music.

As to codecs, many are not included in ubuntu for potential legal problems. Use the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats or automatix to install extra codecs.

Ogg/Theora and most MPEG or DivX-style formats could/should work out of the box; Windows Media and Realplayer files nees special "win32 codecs"

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Personalyl I use mplayer,

Personalyl I use mplayer, or VLC

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Re
free-zombie wrote:

Windows Media and Realplayer files nees special "win32 codecs"

Windows Media Video 9 is already supported in the latest version of FFmpeg and is now also added into VLC 0.8.6 and xine-lib 1.1.3. So currently the only widely used format not supported by free software is RealMedia.

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I use mpd for music,

I use mpd for music, mplayer for videos, and xine for DVDs.

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Moparx, mpd is a fantastic

Moparx, mpd is a fantastic idea and concept. I really do like it.
I may actually move to that at some point.. it makes more sense than my current approach..
Which is..

ssh [server] -> screen -r -> mplayer

My server is hooked up to the speaker system Eye.
Only problem I had with mpd was its lack of support for wma..which I sadly have many of.

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