Tag Archives: media player

install Clementine on ubuntu

how to install clementine media player on Ubuntu

clementine on ubuntu

This post is written for beginners about an open source media player clementine.Clementine is developed on
the top of Amarok media player.Clementine is an open source media player and it’s available for Linux based
OS e.g Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat),10.04(Lucid Lynx)..,Windows and Mac OS X.Clementine is a fast music player with nice interface and options to enjoy music.

Features of Clementine

it has a lot of features like Dynamic and smart playlists,rain effects,file converting and editing features,Lyrics searching from Internet and the one of the best feature is – easy synchronization with Ipod or MTP or mass storage USB players. Continue reading

how to install amarok in ubuntu

how to install amarok in ubuntu 10.10/10.04

Amarok is the best mp3 player for Ubuntu 10.10/10.04/9.10 or any other Linux Based operating systems such as Linux Mint,Fedora,OpenSuse..So this post is aimed to help novice users in installing Amarok on Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) but actually the procedure is almost same for other platforms.Amarok has lot of features like Dynamic Playlists,Context View,scripts,database importing…. with an intuitive user interface(UI). Continue reading

best multimedia player for ubuntu

best multimedia player for ubuntu

best multimedia player for ubuntu
This post will give an overview of the best multimedia (audio,video..) player,that you can use on Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat)/10.04(Lucid Lynx)/9.10..Actually the Ubuntu comes with a default media player which works well after installing some restricted audio and video codecs,but it doesn’t have that much sophisticated features expected by a music lover.That’s why I spent a lot of time in searching/installing/playing  other media players and finally I came up with one player for each – one for audio(e.g for .mp3 files) and other for video file(e.g for .avi,mp4..). Continue reading

how to install vlc media player in ubuntu 10.10


VLC Media Player is known as ‘all in one’ video player.It’s free and open source(VLC is available under GNU License) media player developed by VideoLAN Project.The most important point is that VLC player is an cross platform application written in C/C++.it’s available for windows,GNU/Linux ,Mac OSX,BeOS and BSD.On Ubuntu 10.10 you can also use default Media Player for playing common Video formats like *.AVI,audio formats like *.mp3 but VLC supports very wide range of input and output files formats.So after installing the Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat,you will surely like to install VLC,and that’s why this post has been written i.e to explain and troubleshoot beginner Ubuntu users regarding VLC Media Player.You can install vlc either from software center or synaptic package manager in GUI mode.

Ways to Install VLC Player on Ubuntu 10.10

#1 : From Synaptic Package Manager

Go to System->Administration->Synaptic package Manager and search for ‘vlc’ in quick search bar.Then mark the packages – ‘vlc-plugin-pulse’ and ‘mozilla-plugin-vlc’ and click on Apply to install the selected packages.

#2 : From Command Line

open terminal(CTRL+ALT+T) and enter the command written below.

sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc

*You are also recommended to install libavcodec-extra-52 from multiverse repository for transcoding or streaming.

install banshee ubuntu

how to install banshee on ubuntu 10.04

Banshee Media Player for Ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx

Banshee is a media management and playback application for the GNOME desktop with some important features like – importing audio from CD,creating and searching library,synchronizing music files from computer from/to ipods or other media devices,burning selected audio files to CD..etc.playing video files.Banshee can be installed on Ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx..just in few clicks by using Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager;other wise you can also use terminal to install.

install banshee ubuntu

Install Banshee from Command Line

Open terminal from Applications->Accessories->Terminal(or just hit CTRL+ALT+T).Then type the commands(given below) followed by your ubuntu login password.

$ sudo apt-get install banshee

[sudo] password for rkjha:

Reading package lists… Done

Building dependency tree

Reading state information… Done


Install Banshee from Ubuntu Software Center(OR Synaptic Package Manager)

how to install banshee in ubuntu 10.04

#1. Open Ubuntu Software Center and search for ‘banshee‘.

#2. Then click on install to begin installation(In Synaptic Package Manager first check the box,then click on apply to begin installation).

#3. Wait… until the installation is complete.to open it go to Applications->Sound & Video->Banshee Media Player.

#4. End of the FUN!