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Hi all What are the best multimedia apps? I want to do the following: * Play mp3s / WMAs * Play audio CDs * Watch DVDs * Watch / Listen ...
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    Best multimedia apps


    Hi all

    What are the best multimedia apps? I want to do the following:
    * Play mp3s / WMAs
    * Play audio CDs
    * Watch DVDs
    * Watch / Listen to streaming media from the web
    * Get media from my phone via bluetooth

    Cheers

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    * Play mp3s / WMAs
    * Play audio CDs
    * Watch / Listen to streaming media from the web
    You can do these things with Amarok (Only streaming audio from the internet)
    And you'll need some codecs to play WMAs

    * Watch DVDs
    * Watch / Listen to streaming media from the web
    To watch DVDs you can use XINE, MPlayer or Kaffein.
    To watch streaming media you can Mplayer or RealPlayer.

    I don't have a bluetooth enabled phone so I don't know an answer for your last question.

    Hope you'll like my selections

    tuxv

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    I use XMMS to play mp3s / OGG files. Just my 2 pence worth.
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    Mplayer is nice for videos. (DVD's, Theora, etc.) Although, I use real player for playing streaming media and Helix Banshee for mp3's, ogg's, and CD's.

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    VLC does almost everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_man
    VLC does almost everything.
    Yeah VLC is good, but I prefer Amarok when it comes to listening to mp3s.

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    i fully support amarok, its well featured with playlists, cover art, lyrics, wikipedia info about artists, can connect to ipods/mp3 players, and given the right codecs will play anything.
    i find mplayer best for dvd's
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    Try KPlayer

    I found KPlayer to be the best for playing just about everything. It is very stable, has a very nice interface, and uses MPlayer as the backend player. It will do all you need, except maybe for the bluetooth part, never tried that.

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    Hi
    I use Ubuntu and WinXP on the same network. I have been looking at getting a cross platform music (mp3 & ogg) player that will work on both systems.

    I use Zinf on WinXP - has ogg support, very fast but sometimes skips a "corrupt" file that works on other players.

    My mp3 collection lives on the WinXp box. I can browse the collection from Ubuntu (SMB) but most players (amaroK, Rhythmbox, Totem and Zinf) complain about scanning to build a collection. Totem seems to be best at playing music on the lan connection, but as it is not a dedicated music player it has no support for my iPod.

    Enter Banshee! Now why on earth would I not be able to run Banshee on .net platform. I thought that mono would enable an app to run on all .net or mono systems.

    Any thoughts or suggestions on this?

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