Open Source Video Players For Linux

  • Fri, 03/25/2016 - 15:51 by aatif

Audio and video are the best way to share information in today's world. You can use videos for publishing products and share any information with the community of people. It is a good way to share information by using the medium of audio and video in this world.

Among a huge number of video players, we discuss few video players which are available in Linux. Let see some of these open-source video players for Linux.

VLC Media Player
VLC is an open-source portable cross-platform multimedia player and streaming media server. VLC framework plays different types of multimedia files. It plays files like DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It also has the ability to stream media over computer networks and to transcode multimedia files. It supported different operating systems like Windows, OS X, Linux, BSD, Solaris, Android, iOS, Chrome OS, Windows Phone, QNX, Haiku, Syllable. It is written in C, a C++ language. It is released under GNU Lesser General Public License. It supports all audio and video formats, which are supported by libavcodec and libavformat.

Kodi is formerly known as XBMC, an open-source media player software application. It is developed by XBMC Foundation. It is supported different operating systems and different hardware platforms. It supported the following operating system Windows, OS X, Android, Apple TV OS, Linux, FreeBSD. It enables users to play and view streaming media, such as videos, music, podcast, and videos from the internet. It provides the features of numerous open APIs to enable third-party developers to create capabilities that extend Kodi with a multitude of add-ons. It is written in C++ language and released under license GNU GPL.

SMPlayer is an open-source, cross-platform graphical front-end for MPlayer for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs. It enables users to play YouTube videos, search and download subtitles, and includes other features like a thumbnail generator and audio and video filters. It can be run on Linux and Windows operating systems. It is written in C++ language and released under the GNU GPL license. It provides the features of Audio and video filters & equalizer, multiple speed playback, and localized in more than 30 languages.