Play Movies & MP3 songs in Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu is the most emerging open source desktop level operating system. In Ubuntu linux we have different multimedia softwares like MPlayer, VLC & Audacious that can play movies & mp3 . In this post we will discuss how to install these multimedia software in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10.

Synaptic doesn’t come installed by default in Ubuntu so let’s first install “Synaptic Package Manager”, Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal and enter “sudo apt-get install synaptic” to install synaptic

Installation of Gnome MPlayer :

Method :1 Using Synaptic Package Manager .

Access the Synaptic Package Manager

access-synaptic

click on Synaptic Package Manager

Search for gnome-mplayer as shown below .

gnome-mplayer-synaptic

Select gnome-mpalyer & click on ‘Mark for installation‘ and then click on Apply.

Method:2 Installation from the Command Line

Open the terminal , type the below apt-get command.

$ sudo apt-get install gnome-mplayer
Now Access Mplayer :

access-mplayer

Click on GNOME MPlayer & Play your movies

movie-mplayer

Installation of VLC Player :

Method:1 Using Synaptic Manager

Open the Synaptic Package Manager , search VLC

install-vlc-synaptic

Select vlc , click on ‘Mark for Installation’ then click on apply.

Method:2 Installation from the Command Line

Open the terminal use below apt-get command.

$ sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse

Once the Installation is completed , Now Access VLC

access-vlc-ubuntu

Click on VLC media player & play your favourite movies

Ubuntu-vlc-player

Installation of Audacious – MP3 Player

Audacious is a audio player(MP3 Player) in ubuntu linux which supports Winamp skins and many codecs. In the default install, the following codecs are supported:

  • MP3
  • Ogg Vorbis / Theora
  • AAC and AAC+
  • FLAC
  • ALAC
  • Windows Media (WMA)
  • WAVE

Installation from Synaptic:

synaptic-audacious-installation

Select audacious and Click on ‘Mark for Installation’ & then click on Apply.

Installation from the Command Line :

Open the Terminal and use below apt-get command

$ sudo apt-get install audacious

After the installation, now access Audacious :

access-audacious

Click on Audacious and play your favourite songs

ubuntu-mp3-player

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2 COMMENTS

  1. That’s nice and all but synaptic doesn’t come installed by default in Ubuntu. Step one should be press Ctrl Alt T to open a terminal and enter sudo apt-get install synaptic to install synaptic. Or install synaptic in the software center.

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