GNOME MPlayer is based on GTK2/GTK3 front-end interface for playing audio and video files such as CD, DVDs, and VCDs, streams etc. With the MPlayer you can create, organize and sort playlists, take video screenshots while playing, subtitle support, notifications about media changes and full support for DVD and MKV chapter.
Ability to retrieve audio and media cover art from the Amazon.com with artist or album information included in the file. It comes with rich API with DBUS and provides a control to handle single or multiple instances Mplayer from a single command.
Gnome MPlayer is totally independent and doesn’t depend on any Gnome libraries. The only dependencies are on GTK2 or GTK3, GLIB2 and DBUS.
Recently, Gnome MPlayer 1.0.7 has been released with MPRIS v2 (Ubuntu Sound Menu integration) support along with some other enhancement features. A complete change log of this release can be found at gnome-mplayer site.
Installation of GNOME Mplayer 1.0.7
Ubuntu 12.10, Xubuntu 12.10 and Linux Mint 13 users can install GNOME Mplayer by hitting CTRL + ALT + T from the Desktop to open terminal and run the following commands.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gilir/lubuntu $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install gnome-mplayer
Starting GNOME Mplayer 1.0.7
Start the GNOME Mplayer 1.0.7 by running following command on the terminal.
$ sudo gnome-mplayer