No, the movie player that comes with Linux is Totem and more often than not it comes with only a small selection of the available codecs. MPlayer is something else, quite powerful. I tend to prefer SMPlayer, that is essentially the same thing but it has a far richer GUI. You may also want to try Xine with gstreamer, which I have on occasion found capable of playing things that the other ones could not handle at all. Also make sure to install as many gstreamer plug-ins as you can (good, bad, ugly, very ugly, etc.).
Last edited by jay73; 03-15-2008 at 02:04 AM.