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We have already discussed how to install mplayer,mutimedia codecs and firefox plugin in ubuntu 9.10 this tutorial we will see two nice frontends for mplayer
Mplayer Frontends


A simple GUI for MPlayerIt provides a simple and clean interface to MPlayer. GNOME MPlayer has a rich API that is exposed via DBus. Using DBus you can control a single or multiple instances of GNOME MPlayer from a single command.GNOME MPlayer can be used to play media on websites when used in conjunction with Gecko Mediaplayer.

Install gnome mplayer using the following command

sudo apt-get install gnome-mplayer

or click on the following link




Install smplayer in ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/smplayer/ubuntu karmic main

Save and exit

Install GPG key

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com E4A4F4F4

Update source list

sudo apt-get update

Install Smplayer

sudo apt-get install smplayer


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3 Comments to “Mplayer Frontends (gnome-mplayer,Smplayer)”

  1. om26er says:

    you could have also told a simplest way to add repository for karmic users
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer

  2. Arvigeus says:

    Currently Mplayer is a bit broken in Karmic: cannot deactivate screenserver…

  3. Olh says:

    What’s wrong with the Smplayer that’s in Ubuntu repositories? I just installed it via sudo apt-get install smplayer without adding any additional repositories and it seems to work fine…

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