Gnome Media Player is a very young Linux application which although it doesn't come with many features, it's amazing under-the-hood as it supports the VLC, Xine and Gstreamer engines for playing media - you can either choose the engine manually or allow Gnome Media Player to automatically select the best one for the video you're trying to view.
Like we told you a while back, Gnome Media Player has been included in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat official repositories.
Today, a new version of Gnome Media Player has been released: 0.1.3 which doesn't bring any new features but only bug-fixes.
If you didn't give Gnome Media Player a try, you really should. Among it's features are:
- has a GNOME/GTK interface
- does double-click fullscreen
- can use the mouse scroll wheel
- uses libvlc, xine-lib or libgstreamer
- a playlist that loops
- middle mouse button pause
- can deinterlace (not available on the libgstreamer engine)
Install Gnome Media Player in Ubuntu Karmic and Lucid using the following PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-media-player-development/development && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gnome-media-player