Which player is suitable for playing video in Linux and how to install?

Media Players in Linux

(Distros – Ubuntu, Centos and Fedora)

There are many options in linux but the player i prefer to use

1. Vlc

2. Xine

3. mplayer


How to install Xine in ubuntu

Type this command in terminal

sudo apt-get install xine-ui

How to install Xine in Centos, Fedora

Type this command in terminal

sudo yum install epel-release
sudo yum install xine-ui


How to install Vlc in ubuntu

Simple run this single command to install the VLC player in Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get install vlc

After Installation open terminal and type command VLC and press enter.

How to install VLC in centos 7

First, install Epel and RPM Fusion repository for your RHEL/CentOS

yum install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm

yum install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-7.noarch.rpm

Check the repository

yum info vlc

Now, Run the Installation command

yum install vlc

How to install VLC in Fedora?

First thing install Repository for Fedora

dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

Check the repository

dnf info vlc

Now, Run the Installation command

dnf install vl


How to install Mplayer in ubuntu

sudo apt-get install mplayer mplayer-gui mplayer-skins

Tips :

Never forget to update

Commands to Update your Distros.

Centos or fedora

yum update


apt-get update


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