After you download the crx file for Open in VLC media player 0.3.2, open Chrome's extensions page (chrome://extensions/ or find by Chrome menu icon > More tools > Extensions), and then drag-and-drop the *.crx file to the extensions page to install it.
Video players are the channel for people to see videos. There is a huge list of uses of these videos in our life, a few of them namely being: watching movies, online tutorials, broadcasting a social message to a huge mass of people, for fun and laughter (i.e. funny short videos), to name a few. Video Players provide a means to view and even customize the appearance of Videos as we desire.
Below is the list of some quality open-source video players which are available on Linux. Usually, you can find that most video players differ only in the User interface, their backend which is made of shared libraries remains the same for many if not all the players.
So, the distinguishable feature in most Video Players is UI, then libraries used internally, and then any other additional feature which only that player supports that attracts attention. Based on these factors, we have shortlisted few Video Players which are:
Initially released in 2001 under the VideoLAN project, VLC Media Player is one of the most powerful media players which is available on a large number of OS including but not limited to Linux, Windows, Solaris, Android, iOS, Syllable, etc.
Formerly known as Xbox Media Center (XBMC) and now Kodi, this cross-platform player is available under GNU General Public License and in 69+ languages. It is written with C++ as a core with python scripts as addons available.
The open-source nature of Kodi has helped it gain a lot of popularity as modified parts of this software are being used along with JeOS as an application suite or framework in a variety of devices including Smart TV, set-top boxes, network-connected media players, etc.
Formerly known as Democracy Player (DTV), Miro is a cross-platform audio and video player and Internet television application developed by Participatory Culture Foundation. It supports numerous audio and video formats, some in HD quality. Written purely in Python and GTK and released under GPL-2.0 +, this player is available in more than 40 languages.
It is able to play various file formats including Quick Time, WMV, MPEG files, Audio Video Interface (AVI), XVID. It also integrates RSS news aggregator and podcatcher, a BitTorrent client and a media player. Its video converter is based on FFmpeg and converts various video formats.
SMPlayer is another cross-platform media player and a graphical front end for the likes of Mplayer and its forks, written purely using the Qt library in C++. It is available in multiple languages and only on Windows and Linux OS, released under GNU General Public License.
It provides support for all the default formats as in other media players. Talking about its features it provides Support for EDL files, Configurable subtitles which can be fetched from the Internet, numerous Skins downloadable from the Internet, Youtube browser, Multiple speed playback, Audio, and Video filters and equalizers.
Written in C, Objective-C, Lua, and Python, MPV is another free and cross-platform media player released under GPLv2 or later with the latest stable release being v0.31.0. It is based on MPlayer and focuses mainly on modern systems which have led to advancements in the original code of MPlayer and the introduction of new features.
Formerly known as Totem, Gnome Videos is the default media player for Gnome based desktop environments. It is written purely in C and uses GTK+ and Clutter libraries. From initial stages only, its development was in two stages, one stage used GStreamer multimedia framework for playback and another version (> 2.7.1) was configured to use xine libraries as a backend.
Various features that are provided by Bomi include: easy to use GUI, playback tracking/ recording and ability to resume playback later, subtitle support and ability to render multiple subtitle files, hardware-accelerated decoding by GPU, and other features that are by default provided by other video players.
Initially called Sonance, Banshee is another open-source cross-platform media player developed in GTK# (C#) which is available on the Linux platform on many Linux distributions. It was initially released in 2005 under MIT License and uses the GStreamer multimedia framework which adds in a lot of functionality including support for a large number of audio and video formats.
MPlayer is another multi-lingual cross-platform media player developed by MPlayer team, available for all major Operating Systems i.e. Linux, Mac, Windows and even other systems including OS/2, Syllable, AmigaOS, AROS Research Operating System. It is purely written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.
Other features which make it one of great media players include: supporting variety of output driver protocols like X video extension, DirectX, VESA, Framebuffer, SDL, etc, easy integration with multiple GUI front-ends written in GTK+ and Qt, MEncoder which can take input file or stream and can translate into any output format after applying various transformations and subtitle support for Videos.
Released under GNU General Public License, Xine is a cross-platform multimedia player written purely in C. It is built around a shared library xine-lib that supports multiple configurable frontends.
The development of the Xine project dates back to the year 2000 when even running DVDs was a manual and tedious process. Other media players which share the same shared library as of xine are Totem and Kaffeine.
Deepin Movie is a beautiful open-source media player created for users to enjoy watching several video formats as easily as possible. It was developed for the Deepin Desktop Environment and can be operated completely with only keyboard shortcuts, streams online videos.
Dragon Player is a simple media player created for playing multimedia files, especially on KDE. It features a beautiful, non-intrusive UI with brightness and contrast settings, support for CDs and DVDs, automatic loading of subtitles, playback history for resuming videos from the last watched timestamp.
Celluloid (previously known as GNOME MPV) is a simple media player and GTK+ frontend for MPV, that aims to be simple to use while keeping a high level of configurability.
Parole is a modern easy to use media player based on the GStreamer framework and written good enough to fit well in the Xfce desktop environment. It is developed with speed, simplicity and resource usage in mind.
I have KDE Neon Linux operating system and have problems with VLC and my Radeon graphics card. Other players that are installed include a smplayer, MPlayer, and MPV media player, but only VLC supports the DVD menu where I can use my mouse to select an episode from the menu.
When I try this in all of the other players, nothing happens. The only way to play an episode is to open the .vob file from the video folder. A nuisance. Besides VLC, do any of the above-suggested players support a DVD menu?
So for now Debian has no audiovisual player as nightingale and banshee are deprecated and do not work any longer. The only option left is Kodi but its Ui is more suited for the big screen, not desktop.
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.
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Hi graham,I got the same problem too. This is how I installed vlc on rhel 7.7:-1. when i ran yum install vlc , libplacebo,vulkan file system, protoibuf-lite,vulkan1.1 etc was missing.2. go to centos.pkgs.org , download the binary and install using yum3. further, dependencies will be cropping up. U need to search each and every dependency rpm in ibid site and install it.4.after some 4 or 5 steps vlc will get installed.5. Try it , works for sure
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