Xine Multimedia Software – Play audio & video Files in Ubuntu Linux


Overview :

Xine is an open-source  video / audio player in Ubuntu Linux , it comes under GPL license. xine plays MPEG system (audio and video) streams, mpeg elementary streams (e.g. .mp3 or .mpv files), mpeg transport streams ogg files, avi files, asf files, quicktime files, (S)VCDs and DVDs and many more.

Some Key Features of Xine :
  • xine is fast
  • All included decoders are optimized to use MMX, MMXEXT & SSE
  • Skinnable GUI
  • Download and install  your favorite skins from the internet
  • Navigation controls (seeking, pause, fast, slow, next chapter, etc)
  • DVD and external subtitles
  • DVD/VCD menus
  • Audio and subtitle channel selection
  • Brightness, contrast, audio volume, hue, saturation adjusting (requires hardware/driver support)
  • Image snapshot
  • Audio resampling
  • Fullscreen display
  • DTS passthrough
  • TV fullscreen support using nvtvd
  • Streaming playback support

Installation of Xine In Ubuntu 12.04/12.10/13.04/14.04

Open the  Synaptic Package Manager , type Xine , as shown below


Select xine-ui and then click on apply

Note: we can also install xine from the terminal using apt-get command , as shown below

$ sudo apt-get install xine-ui

Now Access the Xine Player :


Click on xine

Play your favorite audio/video files by importing in xine player