11.3. Video playing, streams and television
Various players are available:
xine: a free video player
ogle: DVD player.
okle: KDE version of ogle
mplayer: Movie Player for Linux
totem: plays both audio and video files,
audio CDs, VCD and DVD.
realplay: from RealNetworks.
hxplay: a Real alternative, see
kaffeine: media player for KDE3.
Most likely, you will find one of these in your graphical
Keep in mind that all codecs necessary for viewing different
types of video might not be on your system by default. You can get
a long way downloading W32codecs
released a document that is very appropriate for this section. It
DVD Playback HOWTO and describes the different tools
available for viewing movies on a system that has a DVD drive. It
is a fine addition to the
DVD HOWTO that explains installation of the drive.
For watching TV there is choice of the following tools, among
many others for watching and capturing TV, video and other
tvtime: great program with station
management, interaction with teletext, film mode and
zapping: Gnome-specific TV viewer.
xawtv: X11 TV viewer.