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Old 10-15-2006, 02:52 AM   #1
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Audio & Video Player?


I m just getting started with Linux, so i want to know which Audio and Vidoe player should i install? I mean what r the Linux equivalent for WinAMP and Windows Media Player???
 
Old 10-15-2006, 03:34 AM   #2
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There are many different media players with everyone having there favorite. The important thing is to install the correct codecs.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 06:15 AM   #3
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Well as i said, i m a noob in linux, so i dont know abt any players... Please name some popular Audio player and video player so that i can dnld it...

And yes if u could name the codec files too, it would be gr8..
 
Old 10-15-2006, 09:27 AM   #4
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xmms is probably the nearest thing to winamp, although there is a fork of xmms called beep media player too. Or you can use something like amarok which has more features plus a media indexing service. There is also a version of real player for linux if you like listening to real media on the web.

For video some of the better ones are vlc, xine (and gxine), mplayer, totem. Install a few and see what you get on with.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 11:21 AM   #5
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Thanx, i have already dnlded Real Player, now i'll get the others as well..
 
Old 10-18-2006, 10:16 AM   #6
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I m getting this error when i try to play mp3 in xmms player, can someone tell me how to get rid of this?

Error:
Click here..

p.s. Sorry abt the doublepost!
 
Old 10-18-2006, 03:39 PM   #7
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I don't use xmms, I'm an Amarok fan but does this help...

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/arc...p/t-26073.html
 
Old 10-18-2006, 04:04 PM   #8
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mplayer for everything

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html
and here is a scrip that uses mplayer to play a list of mp3. that macht certain criteria that i wrote:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...56#post2468456
 
Old 10-19-2006, 03:49 PM   #9
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Though it's not relevant to your original post, I would respectfully offer you a tip that may prove even more helpful; you might consider refraining from using "alternative spellings" such as "gr8," and "r," and so forth. Generally speaking, members of the *NIX community (and, truth be told, most non-troglodyte online communities) often view such behavior as an indicator of immaturity, stupidity, a lack of decorum, and/or a host of other negative attributes. You will find, almost universally, that when your posts are composed with proper spelling and grammar, they will often generate more numerous, and more helpful responses.

Good luck to you.

-Surfrider

PS: I would highly recommed reading this: http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html




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I m just getting started with Linux, so i want to know which Audio and Vidoe player should i install? I mean what r the Linux equivalent for WinAMP and Windows Media Player???
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Originally Posted by ibshar
Well as i said, i m a noob in linux, so i dont know abt any players... Please name some popular Audio player and video player so that i can dnld it...

And yes if u could name the codec files too, it would be gr8.
 
Old 10-19-2006, 08:24 PM   #10
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Though it's not relevant to your original post, I would respectfully offer you a tip that may prove even more helpful; you might consider refraining from using "alternative spellings" such as "gr8," and "r," and so forth. Generally speaking, members of the *NIX community (and, truth be told, most non-troglodyte online communities) often view such behavior as an indicator of immaturity, stupidity, a lack of decorum, and/or a host of other negative attributes. You will find, almost universally, that when your posts are composed with proper spelling and grammar, they will often generate more numerous, and more helpful responses.

Good luck to you.

-Surfrider

PS: I would highly recommed reading this: http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
One other thing that I should mention is that spelling correctly and refraining from geek speak helps non native English speakers like myself understand your posts.

If you want multimedia players that are similar in behaviour to Windows Media Player, then Xine and MPlayer are the best apps to install. Both can play any type of media as long as you have the right codecs installed.
 
  


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