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I'm looking for a nice media player for Linux that can player Quicktime, WMV etc. I did a quick Google and found these: http://avifile.sourceforge.net/ http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html http://www.nongnu.org/lumiere/ Are any of these decent?

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I've been fairly happy with Kaffeine, but to play WMV and .mov you will need the plugins. I believe I had downloaded them from the MPlayer site.

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MPlayer, but be prepared to spend some compiling it for all supported formats.
xine is good as well and the two engage in active competition.

Kaffeine is a KDE wrapper around xine but, i've found it to be the most buggy media player I've ever used. Version 0.6 would often hang in the background if you closed it before pressing stop. The version shipped with the latest kubuntu would crash when closed if using the xine backend... and fail to play almost anything correctly with the gstreamer backend. Xine-ui seemed to work fine in all cases.

To be honest, xine and mplayer crash and hang from time to time as well, mostly because of bugs in codecs. Finding and choosing good codecs can take some effort. Some (3rd-party) package distributors have done a better job at this than others. For example, I've personally found PackMan's SuSE repository to be of high quality.

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I have been using mplayer for about 3 years. It is pretty stable in the last versions. I have no good experiences with Xine.

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I've tried out several, and I prefer Xine the most. It doesn't play absolutlely everything, but about 90-95% of the stuff I download it will work for. I keep mplayer installed on my system as a backup in case something doesn't work with Xine. (And sometimes things will work in Xine for me but not in mplayer). It's really the clean interface of xine that draws me to it I think. [smile]

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Is MPLAYER only a command line tool?
Because I've installed it and I can seem to only use it via the command line. There is no GUI.

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no it has a gui, well can have at least it depends on the compilation options. You run it with gmplayer, if that symlink doesn't already exists, create it.

/Nico

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I installed it via an rpm for FC4.
The file gmplayer doesn't not exist anywhere on my computer.

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Original post by Halsafar
Is MPLAYER only a command line tool?
Because I've installed it and I can seem to only use it via the command line. There is no GUI.

yea use gmplayer to run the gui

get mplayer-plugin as well if you haven't gotten it already.

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