video playing software

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MPlayer logo

(on Wikipedia)
https://mplayerhq.hu/

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:

  • gMPlayer (GTK+) is the official frontend.
  • SMPlayer (Qt) is my preferred frontend.



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VLC icon

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/

The king of video players.

On Windows, this is especially-king because the user doesn't have to figure out and download various shady codecs.



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SMPlayer icon

(on Wikipedia)
smplayer.sourceforge.net

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



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