I would like to know which is your favourite music- and/or videoplayer in ubuntu?
AND what good codecs you use along with it!!!
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.
VLC Media Player
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. ;-)
Beep-media-player or audacious for music and vlc for videos, although I also use mplayer when it's better for some formats.
For sound I use "play" (from the "sox" package), it's an extremely simple commandline program (probably too simple for most people ). 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.
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"
Personalyl I use mplayer, or VLC
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.
I use mpd for music, mplayer for videos, and xine for DVDs.