Audience, a Gstreamer-based media player for Linux written in Vala is getting closer to its first public release. But firstly, it needs testing so if you want to help, install Audience and submit any bugs you find @ Launchpad (before you do, try the videos in Totem to make sure the bugs are Audience-specific).
Audience uses a minimalistic interface based on a mockup made by Daniel Fore (and since it follows the elementary HIGs, Audience might be used as the default media player in elementary OS) and comes with almost no settings: you can only set the subtitles and language.
Since our last post, the Audience interface has received some changes: there's no more popup menu for adding media, the live video preview is now displayed above the seekbar and the playlist/options sidebar is better integrated into the Audience UI.
Install Audience in Ubuntu
To install Audience in Ubuntu 11.10, besides the Audience PPA you'll need to add the elementary OS testing PPA (for Granite) and the Vala PPA (these two PPAs are not required for Ubuntu 12.04):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementary-os/testing sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vala-team/ppa
Then, to add the Audience Daily PPA and install it in Ubuntu 12.04 or 11.10, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:audience-members/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install audience
Audience Launchpad page