The Best Media Player In Ubuntu

The default media player on Ubuntu is Gnome player. It is okay but not complete enough for me. The best media player on Ubuntu for me is VLC media player. VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework, that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols and it is simple to use, yet very powerful and extendable.

VLC media player installation steps

1. Open your terminal and login as root
2. Run this command:

apt-get update
apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc

[quote]VLC is developed by VideoLan project. It is have lot of features, you can see the features of VLC here and see the resume list from wikipedia. But the most popular features from VLC is its ability to play the video content of incomplete, unfinished, or damaged video downloads before the files have been fully downloaded. For example the files is still in downloading process.[/quote]

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  1. Stalhaz says:

    the command should be:
    apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc

    you got install twice in there man

    • Merc says:

      I get an error
      E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (13: Permission denied)
      E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

      What am i missing out on?

  2. Upss.. i'm sorry for the type mate 🙂

  3. Politux says:

    SMPlayer for video. Rhythmbox for audio. Try managing 24,000 files in VLC. Not too easy.

  4. Wow, never have 24,000 files to play in VLC.
    I have use Rhythmbox, and i like it.
    SMPlayer is also promising, but for me (with most 10 video files) VLC is still the best.

  5. VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework.

  6. Skiddy50 says:

    Thanks Mr. but I have this .wmv files but can not play them with VLC media player. I also downloaded classic media player but still can’t play could u please help me.thanks

  7. i wonder if your file is not corrupted.
    Can you tell me the error message?

  8. Skiddy50 says:

    Sure… This is what i get when i try it with VLC
    “No suitable decoder module:
    VLC does not support the audio or video format “MSS2″. Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.” so what’s there ?? any Hope for me 🙁 if not then kindly tell me what to do cos i really need this files to work.please help. thanks

  9. Simson_15 says:

    I was install it on my ubuntu but no audio when I playing video file. can you help me for this problem?


  10. TheronSmith says:

    /FAIL saying to remove the easiest version of one of the best operating systems over a simple issue? and media player classic is for windows, so there’s a very rare codec or a corrupted file at work here.

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