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    Does anyone know of any music or sound player that will play just about any sound file format like mp3, mp1, avi,etc, thanks

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    as long as you have the proper codecs installed, a lot of programs will.
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    If in doubt, go with MPlayer. It will play just about everything.

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    I use XMMS, and I can play pretty much anything, but as vergil83 said, you'll need to install the proper codecs to listen to everything. Mplayer also works well.
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    download mplayer here and the essential codecs package. Install the essential codecs package before compiling mplayer. Then compile mplayer and you should be able to play just about anything.

    http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/dload.html

    this is the link for dowloads page in which you can get mplayer and codecs.
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    A gstreamer frontend will do all of those formats if you install the plugins too (gstreamer is plugin based, you install gstreamer and then plugins for everything you want supported). Gstreamer can be used in for example Totem or Kaffeine.

    IIRC Xine also plays all of those. Both Totem and Kaffeine can use Xine backend too.

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    I will try MPlayer then

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