13 Best Open Source Video Players For Linux in 2019

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7 Responses

  1. Serge says:

    Snappy minimalistic video player

  2. ThumbOne says:

    Re: Kodi I tried to install it on Ubuntu and it complains about the Python Cryptography module version …

  3. HauxController says:

    Why is mplayer’s screenshoot a windows one? Isn’t this Linux?!

  4. Jens Kirk says:

    Not sure you should bring Kodi to the table. Usually Kodi depends on other players. It might be correct that internally, it’s able to play media files. But in my opinion it is a media center and not a media player.

    mplayer, kmp, vlc, and certain os based players, are more truly media players. Seems a bit too much like putting a banana in a bag and asking you to eat the bag.As Kodi is able to play media by itself (I think it is) you are partly correct,but I still think it is another kind of product.

  5. nisk says:

    I have video file on SMB share with visual aspect ratio about 2:1 (long time ago it was 16:9) and frame aspect ratio 4:3.
    In Windows I just rum MPC-HC, open \\nas\share\video.avi and use numpad to adjust sizes.

    Is there ANY linux player that can do this? I don’t want to mount.cifs that share and convert file to normal frame size, I just want to watch video. From Dolphin context menu :-)

  6. ninja in pyjama says:

    i like smplayer’s ability to navigate video track using keyboard arrow keys, but i hate it for pulling too much dependencies. thanks to mplayer2 i have to install the unwanted whole samba packages because mplayer2 depends on libsmbclient in debian (or smbclient in arch linux). if only them developers can move that foocking samba dependencies to an add-on mplayer2/smplayer would be my favourite player

  7. Susan says:

    Wonderful list. I like VLC more compared to other free video players. Tested already from windows to mac and linux.

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