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June 27th, 2008, 11:34 PM
is there a better movie player in the repos. than movie player??

June 27th, 2008, 11:38 PM
gxine or vlc

June 27th, 2008, 11:39 PM
Try VLC (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/) it's a great player that supports MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, DVD and many other formats.

Also try MPlayer (http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html)it supports similar formats.

Hope it helps

Vivaldi Gloria
June 27th, 2008, 11:39 PM
vlc, gnome-mplayer, gxine

You may need to enable restricted & multiverse repos first.

Dr Small
June 27th, 2008, 11:40 PM
+4 for VLC.

June 27th, 2008, 11:41 PM
The default Movie Player in Ubuntu is Totem.
I prefer MPlayer. (http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/info.html)

+1 for VLC => streaming (server/client)

June 27th, 2008, 11:43 PM
Kaffeine (requires KDE libraries)
And, as recommended by others, VLC. Also recommended for Windows. :)

June 28th, 2008, 04:42 AM
130 mb is to big a download in upgrades for some connections

June 28th, 2008, 04:46 AM
My favorite is mplayer-nogui

Fingers & Thumbs
June 28th, 2008, 04:50 AM
There's no doubt that VLC is the most popular player for movies/video, and it's easy to see why; It supports just about anything and is cross platform. However, I personally prefer gnome-mplayer, I like it's un-cluttered GUI although maybe its possible to do the same with VLC if you're prepared to spend the time. It's all down to personal choice, but it really boils down to thede two players. IMHO. If you can, I would suggest trying both of these and deciding for yourself.

As luisito mentions above, there is also mplayer-nogui. Ihave tried this but in my own experience gnome-mplayer gives more functionality, yet you have the option of de-selecting all toolbars/statusbars etc, giving you the same overall look of nogui, but with the option of accessing a GUI if you need it.

June 28th, 2008, 06:56 AM
+1 for the champ, (VLC) but I have also had good results with a few quirky dvd's using ogle, consider it as an occasionally useful alternative that doesn't hurt to install.

June 28th, 2008, 03:04 PM
I use vlc for dvds and streaming videos from shoutcast and I like the mplayer plugins for firefox best. I use tunapie for audio shoutcasts because it will drop them in rythmbox and streamtuner with xmms for Live365 and punkcast and Xiph.

I also like miro for downloading/watching videos that are not streamed. It has a nice clean gui and is easy to use and downloads in the background and is great for HD downloads.

June 28th, 2008, 07:40 PM
i also agree that vlc is one of the best ones seems to play everything/cheesemaker