Linux laptop media player

Q. Can you suggest me a decent media player for my HP laptop? I’m using Fedora Core Linux.

A. Linux desktop offers lots of multimedia program for audio and video experience.

Beep Media Player

The Beep Media Player (BMP) is a free audio player, based on the XMMS multimedia player. I recommend beep media player for playing mp3. BMP looks like Winamp and even supports Winamp and XMMS skins. BMP supports most of the audio file formats.
=> BMP Home Page

VLC media player

Use VLC media player to play DVD/VCD and other formats. It is a highly portable multimedia player, encoder, and streamer supporting many audio and video codecs and file formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It is able to stream over networks and to transcode multimedia files and save them into various different formats.
=> VLC media player


There is also mplayer which can play and rip almost any multimedia cd format. In addition to its wide range of supported formats MPlayer can also save all streamed content to a file.
=> mplayer media player

You can download software / media player from above web sites or from Linux RPM software repository such as RPMForge

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