The official frontend for MPlayer.
TODO - add my notes
Pretty much the de-facto video player on Linux, as it comes with most Linux distributions. It can play both audio and video, and works at the commandline.
Although it's great, when I can I switch to another player.
Although it can play without one, the common frontends are:
SMPlayer is yet another front end for the famous and awesome media player MPlayer. Well, it would be awesome if it wasn't so UNIX-like that it desperately needed to have a front end made. Still, it's awesome now that it has a real one.
A frontend for MPlayer.
I use this to supplement VLC
Yes, I actually had to look this one up. Apparently nobody thinks DVD menus and using your mouse for them) would be a sensible default.
mplayer -mouse-movements dvdnav://
And no, this doesn't work with gmplayer. That would be crazy. =/