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XTR0RDiNAiRE
June 16th, 2008, 01:10 AM
is there a better nicer looking media player i can download
on ubuntu, cause this one im using now:(

powerpleb
June 16th, 2008, 01:15 AM
I think the best media player is VLC but as far as appearances go it's pretty basic.

LaRoza
June 16th, 2008, 01:27 AM
is there a better nicer looking media player i can download
on ubuntu, cause this one im using now:(

You might want to specify for what you are looking.

The most popular player seems to be VLC, that is what I use.

Mateo
June 16th, 2008, 02:17 AM
linux doesn't really do "media" players all that often. Even though they are out there, and many players can play both audio and video, they are really "meant" for one or the other.

bobbocanfly
June 16th, 2008, 02:25 AM
Banshee (IMO) is the best music player, which has limited video support. Though, there are dozens of high profile music players on Linux, Amarok is very popular, Audacious + BMP are popular jukebox style music players.

VLC is best for video (but pretty terrible for music), as it plays *loads* of formats.

init1
June 16th, 2008, 04:34 AM
I use mplayer
apt:mplayer

bufsabre666
June 16th, 2008, 04:41 AM
eh, i like totem, i use it myself often, but theres not really a "nice" looking media player, they all seem very minimal, which i personally prefer, vlc is very nice and cross platform, totem is pretty basic but it works for all i play

as for audio players i like rhytmbox, i like amarok, i like exaile, but i love banshee

theres not really a one fits all media player like windows media player, but i like it better this way, get 2or 3 programs that do a very good job rather than 1 program that is mediocre

ma_nkooo
June 16th, 2008, 04:46 AM
I use smplayer

RiceMonster
June 16th, 2008, 05:11 AM
Use Gnome MPlayer for videos (a frontend for MPlayer, and a replacement for the annoying default GUI) and Amarok or Exaile for music.

XTR0RDiNAiRE
June 16th, 2008, 08:52 PM
i tried vlc

still laggs alot! when i put it on fullscreen
the files i am playing are avi format

FuturePilot
June 16th, 2008, 09:04 PM
Perhaps it's a graphics driver issue. What graphics card do you have? Did you install any drivers for it? Are you using Compiz?

XTR0RDiNAiRE
June 17th, 2008, 02:14 AM
Perhaps it's a graphics driver issue. What graphics card do you have? Did you install any drivers for it? Are you using Compiz?

im not sure how to check that stuff
all i know is that with windows i never had that
problem


:(

bufsabre666
June 17th, 2008, 03:03 AM
use

lspci -v
to tell us what your graphics adapter cause it sounds like you need proprietary drivers

XTR0RDiNAiRE
June 17th, 2008, 01:16 PM
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 Host Bridge
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0e0a
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64

00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (Internal gfx) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 99
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=68
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
Memory behind bridge: fdd00000-fdefffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000f8000000-00000000fbffffff
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:07.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 PCI to PCI Bridge (PCI Express Port 3) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: fdc00000-fdcfffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000fdf00000-00000000fdffffff
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:12.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 Non-Raid-5 SATA (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0e0a
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
I/O ports at ff00 [size=8]
I/O ports at fe00 [size=4]
I/O ports at fd00 [size=8]
I/O ports at fc00 [size=4]
I/O ports at fb00 [size=16]
Memory at fe02f000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI0) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0e0a
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
Memory at fe02e000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI1) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0e0a
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at fe02d000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI2) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0e0a
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at fe02c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:13.3 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI3) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0e0a
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at fe02b000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:13.4 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB (OHCI4) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0e0a
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at fe02a000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]

00:13.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 USB Controller (EHCI) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0e0a
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
Memory at fe029000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 14)
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0e0a
Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
I/O ports at 0b00 [size=16]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 IDE (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0e0a
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
I/O ports at f900 [size=16]

00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0e0a
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
Memory at fe024000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB600 PCI to LPC Bridge
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0e0a
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Flags: bus master, VGA palette snoop, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 0000c000-0000cfff
Memory behind bridge: fdb00000-fdbfffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: fda00000-fdafffff

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
Flags: fast devsel
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
Flags: fast devsel

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
Flags: fast devsel

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
Flags: fast devsel
Capabilities: <access denied>

01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS690 [Radeon X1200 Series] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0e0a
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at f8000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Memory at fdee0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
I/O ports at de00 [size=256]
Memory at fdd00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Capabilities: <access denied>

01:05.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon X1200 Series Audio Controller
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0e0a
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
Memory at fdefc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 20)
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0e0a
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 510
Memory at fdcfc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
I/O ports at ee00 [size=256]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at fdf00000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

03:01.0 Modem: Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
Subsystem: Motorola Unknown device 3020
Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 21
Memory at fdbff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
I/O ports at ce00 [size=256]
Capabilities: <access denied>

03:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Unknown device 0e0a
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 23
Memory at fdbfe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Memory at fdbf8000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>

bufsabre666
June 17th, 2008, 01:32 PM
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install envyng-core envyng-gtk

applications->system tools-)envyng

install the ati driver

restart

performance should increase quite a bit

billgoldberg
June 17th, 2008, 01:37 PM
VLC or Miro for video,

Bmpx for music (or exaile, depends).

SupaSonic
June 17th, 2008, 02:09 PM
+1 for smplayer.

samjh
June 17th, 2008, 03:11 PM
Desktop video: VLC

Plays pretty much everything correctly, even DVDs with menus and FLV-contained videos. Versatile when you want to encode or transcode into different formats too.

Browser embedded: mozilla-mplayer

I use mplayer-nogui with mozilla-mplayer for listening/viewing media embedded in web pages. Works well with most formats.

Audio: Rhythmbox

Personally I don't use this much, but I find it useful for cataloguing collections of audio files.

BreakDecks
June 17th, 2008, 05:59 PM
xine-ui anyone? That's always my media player of choice.

hessiess
June 17th, 2008, 06:12 PM
get a nvidia card, ATI's drivers are still pritty poor.

damoxc
June 18th, 2008, 12:17 AM
Not long till that will be vica-versa with the opensource ati drivers coming along.

dje
June 18th, 2008, 12:21 AM
rhythmbox (although recently tempted by banshee 1.0) for music and vlc for video

kk0sse54
June 18th, 2008, 10:03 PM
I used to be an avid Exaile user but when I tried Songbird it just blew me away

Chrysalis
June 19th, 2008, 01:59 AM
Of the gui type audio players pretty much all fail miserably at basic tagging and other features like gapless playback, cue sheet support, replaygain etc and managing more then a few hundred songs at a time is a torture.

Some highlights:
Amarok in KDE - has replaygain (i think) and limited cue sheet support
Exaile in gnome - replaygain
Exaile & xfmedia in xfce - xfmedia is still in its very early stages, but it was the only one that could load all my media at once seamlessly and play it. Takes a little different approach then the rest itunes wannabes so something good could come out of it in the feature.
MPD - best for just loading a huge library and playing all your music in the background seamlessly. Very limited gapless playback with like just lame mp3s (i think, ive never actually got it to work) so at least its getting there unlike the others and no cue sheet support, has replaygain though. Initial set up is tricky and to get the best out of it you need the svn version cause the one in the repos is missing half the features and support for a bunch of media formats.

If i were to rate the above simply on features i think it'll be something like 3-4 out of 10 because as far as i am concerned they are nothing more then mpg123/ogg123 if you can live without the album art and control buttons. I am not sure if gstreamer/xine or the actuall players are to blame here though, but its a sad state however you look at it. The above doesnt apply to MPD, its in its own category and unfair to compare to anything else.

foobar2000/wine - do i need say more? its the perfect audio player, i am so spoiled by it that everything else looks like a side project to toy around with and nothing more but a fat gui on top of a play button. This is the player everyone should be looking up to instead of making an itunes clone after another. Its my single most favorite application of all time and what kept me away from linux for so long.

So basically i use fb2k and MPD with mpc/sonata. Foobar runs pretty nice in wine and mpd the rest of the time for listening in the background. Mplayer for video or if i wanna listen to something real quick from cli.