Sunday, September 11, 2011

Linux Players List and how to install

Top Players in LINUX
1.VLC player
6.real player
Players Installation procedure follows:
1. VLC Media Player
VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs
download vlc player
in Ubuntu
To install VLC, open a terminal and run following command:
sudo apt-get install vlc
in redhat
download vlc and open a terminal window and use the following command:
“yum install vlc”
2. MPlayer
It plays back CDs, DVDs, and VCDs. It also decodes multimedia files like AVI, MOV, WMV, and MP3 from local disk drives, and displays multimedia streamed over the Internet.
in ubuntu
Install mplayer using the following command
sudo apt-get install mplayer
other way to install players
download mplayer
./configure –enable-gui
note : ithout the –enable-gui switch, you’ll get a command-line-based playermake
su (if you’re not already root)
make install
3. Xine
Descrption :
It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX
In ubuntu
sudo aptitude install xine-ui libxine-extracodecs
in other linux flavors
your can download from the site
link to site 
after downloading run below command in the terminal
yum install xine
4. Kaffeine
Kaffeine is a full featured Multimedia-Player for kde
In other flavors
click for kaffeine download
yum install kaffeine
5. Totem
GNOME desktop environment based on xine-lib or GStreamer. It features a playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls, as well as keyboard navigation
in Ubuntu
sudo apt-get install totem-gstreamer
in other flavors
yum install totem
6. Real player
Plays RealAudio, RealVideo, and now RealFlash
For all flavors download from
link to download
Prompt $ chmod +x Realplayer10Gold.bin
prompt$ ./Realplayer10Gold.bin
Some KDE player
M.O.V.E. (My Own Video Encoder)
‘Q’ DVD-Author