Playing arround with Kubuntu

After some Kubuntu-hollydays, I came back to Kubuntu. I was wondering about win32codecs (something like DivX) and I remembered that there is a Video player which includes all the codecs you need in order to play any kind of video: VLC.

From package:

VLC is the VideoLAN project’s media player. It plays MPEG, MPEG2, MPEG4, DivX, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, mp3, Ogg/Vorbis files, DVDs, VCDs, and multimedia streams from various network sources.

VLC can also be used as a streaming server that duplicates the stream it reads and multicasts them through the network to other clients, or serves them through HTTP.

VLC has support for on-the-fly transcoding of audio and video formats, either for broadcasting purposes or for movie format transformations. Support for most output methods is provided by this package, but features can be added by installing additional audio plugins (vlc-plugin-esd, vlc-plugin-alsa, vlc-plugin-arts) or video plugins (vlc-plugin-sdl, vlc-plugin-ggi, vlc-plugin-glide, vlc-plugin-svgalib). There is also a web browser plugin in the mozilla-plugin-vlc package.

It’s perfect!!!

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5 responses to “Playing arround with Kubuntu

  1. ibrahim

    Mplayer is also very fast media player
    it’s wonderful
    VLC is good too

  2. the good thing about VLC is that the codecs are integrated 😉

  3. ibrahim

    copying win32codecs in mplayer folder is not the hard work
    and mplayer is faster (at least at my pc :))

  4. did you made the comparision? and how did you do it?

  5. DANY

    hi, i read this post, could please help to install, better with apt, vlc or mplayer, thanx in advance

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