Posts Tagged ‘Media Players’

There is a multitude of software on the web. Of those, some of the coolest are media players right. Imagine one’s system without a Media player naah.. how can one operate on a PC without listening to music. So in this week post I am listing out some of the best ten Media Players available today. Check out the list and see if you like it 🙂 I am listing them in a specific ranking because some of them are as good as any other on the list.

VLC Media Player


VLC is one, if not the, best media player ever created. It is lightweight, portable, and can play almost any media format out there (incl. videos downloaded from sites like Youtube). VLC can even be used as a streaming media server, can play DVD’s, can be used as an audio decoder, and doesn’t require external, extra codecs to run.

VLC can also accompany customizable skins, as well as nearly every operating system that exists (Mac, Windows and Linux). I highly recommend trying it out.

For UBUNTUE, you have it pre-built. Just open Synaptic application > Click on System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager. In Settings -> Repositories, make sure you have an universe repository activated. Search for vlc and install it. You should install vlc-plugin-pulse and mozilla-plugin-vlc as well. If you are interested in streaming or transcoding, you should additionnally install libavcodec-extra-52 from a multiverse repository.

Command way – You need to check that a universe mirror is listed in your /etc/apt/sources.list file.
% sudo apt-get update
% sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc

Media Jukebox


Media Jukebox is an all-in-one media player, music collection organizer, iPod connector and music store with extreme tagging techniques. This music player can pretty much do it all. While not as small as VLC, it definitely does have a bunch of features. It can even be used to sync your phone, while finding tags for your newest imported songs, and simultaneously downloading the newest plug-in to customize your user experience. Sweet, right?



Songbird is one of the most customizable media players ever created. Besides being created by Mozilla, and being open source, it allows users to create add-ons/plug-ins for added user experience. Built-in options include: playback history plug-in, support for the iPod, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, metadata management, etc.

To get a feel on what can be done with Songbird extensions check out our earlier article on Songbird extensions. Songbird truly shows what media players need to become with regard to customization.



Many music fanatics are familiar with Winamp as being one of the most widely used media players in the world. It has developed into one of the most feature oriented media players ever created. Features include: lots of customizable skins, built-in internet radio, support for a wide variety of audio and video formats, flash support, customizable plug-ins, support for multiple languages, ability to sync with your iPod, etc.

There is a free version, of course, but you can upgrade to the PRO version for even more features.



KMPlayer, while not as widely used, is one of the best, free, media players. While supporting numerous different formats, languages, skins, etc, it is relatively lightweight and can be used for numerous different media related material.

The application itself is extremely customizable by it’s own settings, but can be further customized to fit your own needs as well. Features include: Compressed album support, multiple file formats, numerous decoders, support for subtitles, plug-ins, etc.

Stay tuned next time for more cool Windows tips and tricks! In the meantime, why don’t you tell us in the comments which media player you have installed on your Windows system and why you prefer it over all others? What features are the deal-clincher for you?



You can download the current media player on the inter web or bundle it onto your computer providing the CD who comes along providing your i Pod. You can play both media and video files surrounded by good ease. The library can accommodate thousands of songs and your computer could not freeze up.

Windows Media Player


This media player is certainly the oldest and was working at favorably still before anyone had heard of MP3 players and therefore, i Tunes. However, try not to use it if you suffer a choice- it performs not play a small amount of songs if it is not in a select format and serves to sometimes eliminate the top notch of your songs.



FFmpeg plays MP3 songs, video clips and movies without precluding or putting in to the difficulties your computer right now faces. You may not complain a good deal in the wake of so go into the future and use it- you should not be disappointed! One shortcoming is which it assists one and only Linux formats but one can continually hard work roughly that.

Nero Media Player


Nero is a service such a is depleted to hurt CD’s and as far as its media messing luxuries are concerned, it is rather decent. It plans to not tarnish the unique of the video or the song. You can as well form libraries and listen to one song following the other- a feature this is not supported by VLC Media Player.



MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation). It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5, WMV and even H.264 movies.

Another great feature of MPlayer is the wide range of supported output drivers. It works with X11, Xv, DGA, OpenGL, SVGAlib, fbdev, AAlib, DirectFB, but you can use GGI, SDL (and this way all their drivers), VESA (on every VESA compatible card, even without X11!) and some low level card-specific drivers (for Matrox, 3Dfx and ATI), too! Most of them support software or hardware scaling, so you can enjoy movies in fullscreen. MPlayer supports displaying through some hardware MPEG decoder boards, such as the Siemens DVB, DXR2 and DXR3/Hollywood+. MPlayer has an onscreen display (OSD) for status information, nice big antialiased shaded subtitles and visual feedback for keyboard controls. European/ISO 8859-1,2 (Hungarian, English, Czech, etc), Cyrillic and Korean fonts are supported along with 12 subtitle formats (MicroDVD, SubRip, OGM, SubViewer, Sami, VPlayer, RT, SSA, AQTitle, JACOsub, PJS and our own: MPsub). DVD subtitles (SPU streams, VOBsub and Closed Captions) are supported as well.

As always ADD your favorite Media player in the Comment Section of this post 😉