I know this topic might be old news to some of you, but I wanted to make sure that our new users out there were familiar with it. What is it? VLC, the magical media player. This is a media player that you really should checkout.
From the VLC website:
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, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
Basically the reason that this program is so great is that it can play just about anything you throw at it! It handles quite a bit just out of the box and is cross-platform for use on OSX or XP. Give it a try for your media playback, or check out my previous post for other gnome media players, or you might also want to see how to make sure you’ve installed ubuntu multimedia codecs for use with this or other players.
To install VLC player search via Synaptic for “vlc” or use the command below to install the main package and dependencies.
sudo aptitude install vlc
Is there anything that VLC can’t play? I haven’t run into anything yet? Have you?