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gnome media player

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