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Most of these programs can be accessed through the Gnome footprint print menu in the lower left corner of your Linux desktop. Mplayer can be started form the command line.

  • XMMS, man-page, can play your favorite mp3 files but it can also play audio-stream radio stations with this feature. Just add the file name or the URL to its. play-list. URLs might be in a file with the .pls suffix like kcsm.pls and the file should be in the following format:

    The X Multimedia System is a player with the following features:

    1. Seeking in files Volume/Balance Shuffle play Repeat play

    2. Equalizer Playlist editor

    3. Spectrum Analyzer Oscilloscope

    4. User Interface: One line mode al'a WinShade in WinAmp Timer Elapsed/Timer Remaining Double Size option

      Full Winamp 2.0 skin support Gnome/Afterstep/WindowMaker dock app GTK Interface for requesters (with theme support) Auto remove borders if the WM has support for it Plugins:

    5. Visualization Effects Input Output

      Streaming/Shoutcast(1.0/1.1)/Icecast support Fast jump in playlist Scroll wheel support Save to wav option Saves http streams to HD HTTP authentication Plays mpeg layer 1/2/3 also wav and formats supported by mikmod Proxy authentication support Compiles on other systems (FreeBSD, Solaris, LinuxPPC, AIX, Irix)

  • Mplayer You missed a class at Stanford and you want watch its video. Your friend just sent you a video clip of her birthday.

    Yes, you can watch it in your Linux workstation at CCRMA and Mplayer is your solution.

    ``MPlayer is a movie player for LINUX (runs on many other Unices, and non-x86 CPUs, see the documentation). It plays most MPEG, VOB, AVI, VIVO, ASF/WMV, QT/MOV, FLI, NuppelVideo, yuv4mpeg, FILM, RoQ, OGG and some RealMedia files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, FLI, and even DivX movies too (and you don't need the avifile library at all!).''

    You can launch the Mplayer application by typing something like (because you should read its man-page):

     		  mplayer -vo xv yourfile &       

     		  mplayer -vo xv 'url of your      videofile'        

    Well, you can also watch DVDs with Mplayer.

    In some machines sampling rate playback is synchronized to the CD-Player / DVD-writer. If this is the case audio playback will be faster or slower. Please change the synchronization options with the envy24control command.

  • xmixer This is a Gtk+ / Xaw-based soundcard mixer program for Linux.

  • Cd Player A front end cd player for loading, playing, and skipping tracks of compact discs which are in the cd tray of your workststion.

  • KDE Media Player A MPEG file player application for KDE.

  • Real Player is A MPEG file player application.

  • KDE MIDI Player A MIDI file player application for KDE. Files will be played on the soundcard internal synthesizer.

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