Top 10 video player for linux ubuntu

video player linuxWhen people think about linux, first thing they have in mind is that it is very much complicated to use, and only professionals or computer geeks can use it, Many people believe that linux is used for various purposes. But few people take linux as entertainment operating system for games, movies , multimedias  etc. But there are lots of availability of the applications that make linux rich in multimedia applications. It would be great choice for the people who use linux for entertainment purposes. Here are the list of top 10 video applications for linux users.

1. VLC media player

vlc media player
Of course, well known to the most of the people, VLC is one of the top video as well as audio player which has been able to gain a lot of popularity due to its rich features as well as being an open source application which will be available for three operating system. VLC is a portable multimedia for various audio and video format like (MPEG, DivX/Xvid, Ogg, and many more) as well as it supports other popular formats like DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

2. Totem

Totem video player

Totem is a movie player application on GNOME desktop(default in ubuntu) which has a various features like full screen mode, playlist etc. It contains various other features like Video thumbnailer, mozilla plugins to view movie inside browser and support MPEG audio and video (MP3/MPV), Ogg, AVI, ASF, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, and many more formats.


kaffeine video player
Kaffeine is a simple full featured media player that lets you to play DVDS, video and audio CDS for k desktop environment(KDE). There has been numerous progress in its features and functions along with the upgrade of different versions.

4. Xine


Xine is free, GPL-licensed video player for unix-like systems which let you play cds, DVDs, VCDs as well as various multimedia file format liek AVI, MOV, WMA, mp3 and more . Xine contains lots of features like other media player in linux with some new additional features.

5. Real Player

RealPlayer for ubuntu

Real player for linux has a lot of options to play more videos including the most popular Windows Media Player. The various features and real dashing looks make it more popular among the users.

6. MPlayer


Mplayer is a video playing software which plays the most popular format like MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files. Beside these, mplayer also has wide ranger of output delivery support which makes it compatible with  X11, Xv, DGA, OpenGL, SVGAlib, fbdev,AAlib, DirectFB and many more.

7. Helix Media Player


Helix Media Player, previously known as Helix palyer 2.0 and codenamed balto, is an open source media player for linux. Helix has most amazing features like auto bandwidth detection to play the media on best streaming bit rate, sorround sound, super-buffer and many more.

8. Miro


Miro is a free multimedia software that plays almost every video format and also supports hd format video that helps you to view various  TV shows in HD. Besides this, the user can also download YouTube videos in HD that makes Miro one of the the most amazing open source video player.



Ogle is an amazing and simple to use DVD player that support DVD menus which contains lots of features like bookmarks, time skipping, multichannel audio, SPDIF output crop and zoom video euts. OGLE is available in two formats: with graphical user interface and without graphical userinterface. You can install either pack.

10. SM player


SM player is a fully featured video player capabilities that can remember the setting of all files that has been played by you. Various popular formats are supported as well as the various DVD features like configurable subtitles, audio track switch, video equalizer make this player worth special.

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4 Responses to Top 10 video player for linux ubuntu

  1. axxer MALAYSIA Mozilla Firefox Linux says:

    worth to mention that smplayer is only a backend to mplayer. under its hood and fancy mancy gui, its still mplayer

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  3. Panos Google Chrome Ubuntu Linux says:

    SM Player is the best! must be first

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