VLC is probably the best open – source media player out there. It’s incrediably versatile as it supports many audio and video codecs as well as DVDs, VCDs, and lots of popular streaming protocols.
To install VLC in Ubuntu 11.10 you will need to ensure that you have the “universe” mirror in your etc/apt/sources.list. Now, go to the vlc website (www.videolan.org/vlc/).
Following this, download the VLC package from the site and once it’s downloaded open it with the Ubuntu Software Center (you might have to right click and select the software center if it dosen’t do it utomatically).
Open Synaptic application
Click on System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager.
In Settings -> Repositories, make sure you have an universe repository activated.
Search for vlc and install it, as well as vlc-plugin-pulse.
Command line way
You need to check that a universe mirror is listed in your /etc/apt/sources.list file.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc
Ubuntu includes whichever VLC version was the latest at the time the Ubuntu release was frozen (typically about two months before the official Ubuntu upgrade). Afterward, you can still get security and critical bug fixes, but no further VLC version updates until the next Ubuntu release.
Concretely, Ubuntu Natty has VLC version 1.1.9, Ubuntu Maverick has VLC version 1.1.4. If you need a more recent version, please consider upgrading Ubuntu.
- UmplayerUMPlayer plays everything!
UMPlayer is the media player that fills all your needs. With dozens of advanced features and built-in codecs it can handle any media format, and can play Audio CDs, DVDs, (S)VCDs, TV / Radio cards, YouTube™ and SHOUTcast™ streams and even incomplete or damaged media files.
Download the deb package from here and install it by clicking on it.
- Banshee( default, no need to install )Play your music and videos. Keep up with your podcasts and Internet radio. Discover new music and podcasts. Keep your portable device loaded with good stuff.
Simple enough to enjoy. Powerful enough to thrill. Open source through and through.
- ClementineMy favorite
To install open terminal and hit these commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:me-davidsansome/clementine
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install clementine
Rhythmbox is an integrated music management application, originally inspired by Apple’s iTunes. It is free software, designed to work well under the GNOME Desktop, and based on the powerful GStreamer media framework.
Among the many features of Rhythmbox, you will find:
Easy to use music browse
Searching and sorting
Comprehensive audio format support through GStreamer
Internet Radio support including last.fm streams Playlists Display audio visualizations
Transfer music to and from iPod, MTP, and USB Mass Storage music players
Display album art and song lyrics downloaded from the internet
Play, rip, and burn audio CDs
Automatically download audio podcasts
Browse, preview, and download albums from Magnatune and Jamendo
To install open your terminal and hit these two commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rjeschmi/rjeschmi-ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install rhythmbox
- Totem movie player ( Comes OTB )