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Rosa Media Player (ROMP) is a media player forked from SMplayer, used by default in ROSA Desktop, a Linux distribution based on Mandriva that comes with some special features. Besides being able to play almost any audio/video formats (it uses Mplayer), Rosa Media Player can also extract audio from videos, trim videos or record the desktop.

Unfortunately, the desktop capture feature doesn't work properly in Unity because Rosa Media Player is minimized to the tray when the recording starts and you need to click its tray icon to stop the recording which is not possible in Unity, where all Qt applications tray icons are converted to appindicators (unless you uninstall the sni-qt package), which don't support actions on click.

To trim a video or extract audio from a video, click the green arrow on the right - this will open a sidebar where you'll find the "Trim video" and "Extract audio track" options in a drop-down:

rosa media player


Install Rosa Media Player (ROMP) in Ubuntu


To install Rosa Media Player 1.0 RC1 in Ubuntu 12.04 or 11.10 via the main WebUpd8 PPA, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install rosa-media-player

Arch Linux users can get Rosa Media Player via AUR (though the pkgbuild is kind of old at the time I'm writing this). For other Linux distributions, you can download it via GIT or from HERE.

Thanks to Rodislav Moldovan for the tip!
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