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Old 04-29-2008, 09:34 PM   #1
analgesic
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Linux equivalent of Real Alternative?


I hate RealPlayer, so what are my options?
 
Old 04-29-2008, 10:19 PM   #2
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Don't hate. Three hail marys and a genuine act of contrition for you my son.

Video Lan Client -- I use, works well straight out of the box for playing DVDs and video files. Video and audio on websites is OK and is getting better.
mplayer -- does everything under the sun but when I was first starting with Linux it didn't "just work" and I haven't played with it since. Try it first, because by reputation it is more powerful.
xine is another but I don't know any more about it.

apt-cache search also lists:

aview - A high quality ASCII art image viewer and video player
(just for the fun of watching films in ascii!!)
avifile-player - video player for AVI/ASF/WMF files

and quite a few more. If you have a debian or Ubuntu system, just search your apt index.

Regards, Tintenfisch
 
  


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