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SMPlayer is an open source and free multimedia player available for Linux and MS Windows, released under GNU General Public License. Unlike other players it doesn't require you to install codecs to play something because it carries its own all required codecs with itself. This is the first release which now support MPV and some other features such as MPRIS v2 Support, new theme, 3D stereo filter and more. It uses the award-winning MPlayer as playback engine which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats (avi, mkv, wmv, mp4, mpeg... see list).
MPV video player is forked from mplayer2 and MPlayer, MPV supports wide variety of audio and video file formats. It offers some of the features with the former project while introducing many more. It is an command-line video player as well as offers GUI, it is lightweight and cross-platform available for Linux, Mac and Windows. From command line MPlayer's options parser was improved to behave more like other CLI programs, and many option names and semantics were reworked to make them more intuitive and memorable.
High quality video output: MPV has a OpenGL based video output that is capable of many features loved by videophiles, such as video scaling with popular high quality algorithms, color management, frame timing, interpolation, and more. While mpv has no official GUI, it has a small controller that is triggered by mouse movement. mpv leverages the FFmpeg hwaccel APIs to support VDPAU, VAAPI, DXVA2, VDA and VideoToolbox video decode acceleration. In addition, it features better pause handling, VDPAU improvements, support for modifier keys, correct color reproduction, better handling of audio and video synchronization, high quality subtitles, as well as support for playing multiple files at the same time. Another interesting feature of mpv is the ability to play video files a higher quality than many other open source multimedia player applications, simply because it relies on the FFmpeg’s hwaccel APIs (supporting VAAPI, VDA and VDPAU video decode acceleration).

Curlew is a multimedia converter program and perform its functionality using ffmpeg. It is been around from a while and it's free, open source and easy to use, it supports many formats  and it is written in GTK3 and Python programming language.
Most recently project came back to life to again in order to support latest Ubuntu and its derivatives, it can be installed on other distributions using source. The development was stopped because ffmpeg and libav were removed from Ubuntu repositories back in time then we didn't get any update from developer but now everything settled down, we have ffmpeg available in default Ubuntu repositories and developer recently pushed the new version of this application, it works with all current Ubuntu versions and its derivatives such as Linux Mint. The GUI is redesigned and introduced new features as well  and better than the previous versions.

Main Features:
  • Easy to use with simple user interface.
  • Hide the advanced options with the ability to show them.
  • Convert to more than 100 different formats.
  • Show file informations (duration, remaining time, estimated size, progress value).
  • Allow to skip or remove file during conversion process.
  • Preview file before conversion.
  • Convert a specified portion of file.
  • Combine subtitle with video file.
  • Show error details if exist.
  • And more ...
VidCutter is a free video trimming application, it is written in Python3 and PyQt5 Gui framework and it's cross-platform available for Linux and Windows, based on Qt5 and uses FFmpeg on the backend to perform quick and easy video trimming/splitting/clipping and merging/joining. VidCutter is a small program does exactly what is says, with no frills or extras. It supports most of the common video formats such as: AVI, MP4, MPEG 1/2, WMV, MP3, MOV, 3GP, FLV and so on, it exports in the same format as source file. Simply open a video file, wait for it to load and then choose the part of the video you want using the start and stop markers. The only downside currently there is no export settings available and other formats.


Overall, VidCutter Joiner is a relatively lightweight application that has some good options to choose from. It is rapid at standard conversions and the user interface is uncluttered and standard. If you want a basic video editing application, then VidCutter Joiner is a good choice.

Available for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/17.04 Zesty/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17/and other Ubuntu derivatives
To install VidCutter Application in Ubuntu/Linux Mint via PPA open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

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ExMplayer stands for 'Extended MPlayer', its names describes itself based on MPlayer. ExMplayer main feature video thumbnail seeking, it is front-end GUI with media cutter and flow view. This player has built-in 203 audio codecs and 421 video codecs, which means no need to install codecs additionally and plays most of the formats, these features made it handy and perfect player for desktop. It also support network streaming and other audio, video formats like: dvd (.vob), vcd (.mpg, .dat) and so on... There is also support for subtitles and ass library used to decode subtitles.
VLC media player (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG, DivX/Xvid, Ogg, and many more) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. However in recent years it has also become a extremely powerful server to stream live and on demand video in several formats to our network and the Internet.
VideoLAN and the VLC development team released the new major version of VLC, 2.2.2. With a new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, port to mobile platforms, preparation for Ultra-HD video and a special care to support more formats, 2.2.2 is a major upgrade for VLC. Rincewind has a new rendering pipeline for audio, with better effiency, volume and device management, to improve VLC audio support. It supports many new devices inputs, formats, metadata and improves most of the current ones, preparing for the next-gen codecs.
Lightworks is a professional video editor which is the fastest, most accessible and focused on Non-Linear Editing (NLE) software, the initial release of Lightworks was in 1989; 26 years ago. It support all resolutions available to public up to 4K as well as video in SD and HD formats. Lightworks has the widest support available for formats currently available in a professional NLE. MXF, Quicktime and AVI containers, with every professional format you can think of: ProRes, Avid DNxHD, AVC-Intra, DVCPRO HD, RED R3D, DPX, H.264, XDCAM EX / HD 422.
Many oscar won films were also edited on Lightworks Pro version, so basically there are two versions available: A free version which can only export video to MPEG-4 (720p resolution) which can be publish to YouTube, Web, Vimeo, or watch it on your device. On the other side Pro version unlock all features and export options for all broadcast formats including AVID DNxHD, Panasonic and Sony formats, AVCHD, MOV, MXF, AVI. Interchange with other Applications (Media Composer, Protools, FCP, Resolve) with AAF, EDL or XML. You can even export to a distribution format MPEG-4 (Web, YouTube and Vimeo) at a maximum resolution of 4k or to DVD and Blu-ray. You can checkout complete comparison side by side between free and pro version.

Some of the notable features of Lightworks:

Incredible timeline: it's more powerful than any other timeline out there. With the most comprehensive drag and drop support, and all the standard insert, replace and fit-to-fill edit commands, a Lightworks timeline probably gives you the most advanced feature set available. Change clip speed, control clip and track volume levels, add effects and transitions in realtime – all in an uncluttered and flexible timeline that out-performs anything else out there. And it's free.
Trimming: Most NLEs make you perform unnecessary editing functions to delete, lift, cut or move media when all you really want to do is trim it. Lightworks sets the standards for trimming, with an AutoSync feature that has never been matched.
Multicam Sync Groups: Not everyone shoots with multiple cameras. But when you do, you need the best tools to edit. Syncing-up shots and switching angles in realtime all help create a great multicam edit. Edit unlimited sources and any mixture of resolutions or formats in our unique Sync Group for the most flexible multicam editing feature available in a professional NLE.
Stereoscopic Support: Lightworks has a completely unique way to edit stereoscopic media – exactly the same way you edit the rest of your media. It automatically keep track of your left and right eye media during import, editing and export; all you have to do is decide how you want to view it.
Powerful, realtime effects: Lightworks has a realtime GPU pipeline architecture, designed from the ground up to deal with compositing and effects, such as primary and secondary colour correction, blurs, mattes and masks – completely independent of the source media.
AutoSave: Lightworks saves every keystroke, every edit, every change you make in your project. Not only does Lightworks save your project continuously, but it also saves incremental backups of each Edit. You can decide how often and how many versions are kept. Peace of mind that you can return to any point and not lose any of your hard work.
Media Management: Lightworks offers a powerful solution for managing your media, and doesn’t leave you at the mercy of a consumer operating system’s file system. Knowing where your media is and what you have available can make the difference between a great final product and an average edit. Log media, Storyboard, make automatic edits, and advance search for content. Powerful tools for any editor or assistant who collaborates with other departments such as audio of VFX.
And Much more.
Install Deepin Audio Player 1.0 version in 13.10 Saucy/Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 17/16/15/14/13/other Ubuntu derivatives

Deepin Audio Player are designed by Linux Deepin team and it is default audio player in Linux Deepin. It is completely free and open source with GNU General Public License. Deepin Audio player also offers FM, online audio and it also has minimal interface called mini mode.
deepin audio player

Install CMPlayer in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/13.04 Raring/12.10 Quantal/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 16/15/14/13/other Ubuntu derivatives

CMPlayer is a multimedia player. It is aimed for easy usage but also powerful features. It provides various features and convenience functions. Just install and enjoy it! There will be already what you expect. It allows user to configure anything with in player. Some bold features offered by this player are:
Enhanced Subtitle Handling: CMPlayer can display multiple subtitle files at once. Also, CMPlayer handles .smi subtitle properly, e.g., multi-language, tag-based format.
Stays on Top: You can choice a stays-on-top mode: always, playing, or never. For instance, with playing mode, CMPlayer stays on top only for while playing a media.
A-B Repeat: CMPlayer supports A-B repeat. A and B points are selected easily with shortcut. It is also possible to specify repetition interval by subtitle.
Customizable Shortcut: CMPlayer provides handy default shortcuts. Pushed wrong shortcut accidentally? Don't worry. You can undo and redo it! Do you think they are not handy? Just change them to what you want.
There are numerous video downloaders out there, but few are 100% freeware with no ads and as easy-to-use as iSkysoft Free Video Downloader for Mac. This free video downloader can help you to download any video with one single click. You can also use it to capture the video online only with the video URL. Besides, it can download the entire playlist, channel and category. With its help, playing and managing downloaded videos on Mac will become enjoyable and convenient. Please always download all the applications from the official website of iSkysoft in order to prevent the virus.

But, as the old saying goes, the real beauty always hides in the paid software. If you want to download videos from many other websites and convert the downloaded files to fit your portable devices or to any other popular video/audio formats, you can upgrade from iSkysoft Free Video Downloader to iSkysoft iTube Studio. I found a special discount in this update-$10USD OFF for upgrading from the program directly. iSkysoft iTube Studio performs well on video downloading and conversion.

A great advantage of iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac is that you can download videos from more than 1000 video sharing sites like Vimeo, VEVO, Dailymotion, Hulu, Facebook, Metacafe, Break, Lynda, etc. And it allows you to convert videos to almost all the audio and video formats. It also provides optimized presets for your portable devices like iPhone (iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s included), iPod, iPad, and more. iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac combines high quality with advanced features. Let’s get first impression out of the way now!
  • Easily download videos and music from broad supported sites
  • Convert videos to MP4, MOV, MP3, and any other formats
  • Support optimized presets for iPhone, iPad, iPod and more
  • One-click download all videos in a playlist and channel
  • Play and manage downloaded videos and existing videos

Download Videos with Download Extension: After installing this program on your Mac, it can automatically detect the video you play on your browsers like Safari, Chrome or Firefox. When you play the video with your browser, you will get a Download button on the video window. Just click the button to add the video to the download queue.

Download Videos with the Video URL: You can directly drag and drop the direct video URL to the program dock. And the program will process video download immediately. Or you can copy the video URL and use the Paste URL button on the main interface of the program to download the video.

Download All Videos in a Playlist: When you go to a playlist or channel, you will see the Download All button. You can just click on the button and then you will get a pop-up window to choose your desired videos and then download them in one time. Up to 8 videos can be selected at a time depending on your settings in Preferences.

Convert Downloaded Video to any Formats: After downloading the videos, you can convert the videos to any video and audio formats. And you can directly convert the files to fit iDevice and Android devices. It also allows you to export the converted audio/video to iTunes automatically. Now there is no hassle to convert videos to MP3 and play it on the go.

Play and Manage Videos on your Mac: iTube Studio provide you with a built-in video player. So you can play the downloaded video or import your own desktop videos for playback. You can double click any one of the downloaded videos to play it. And you can control-click on the video and select Import to add your desktop videos to the program.

There are also many handiest features with iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac. You can batch download videos at a time at a very high speed. If the program fails to download the video, it will automatically turn to record mode for video recording. To save your time, you also can set your Mac auto shut down or enter into sleep mode after the download. If you want to enjoy a wonderful vision experience, iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac is a solid choice for you. You can download it from the official site:

Install SMPlayer 0.8.4 with YouTube and Mplayer support in Ubuntu 12.10/Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04/9.10/9.04/All Linux Mint versions

SMPlayer is a complete media player for Windows and Linux. It uses the award-winning MPlayer as playback engine which is capable of playing most video and audio formats (avi, mkv, wmv, mp4, mpeg... see list). It uses its own codecs, so you don't need to install any codec packs.
One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer: it remembers the settings of all files you play. So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave... don't worry, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume...
List of Features:
  • Complete preferences dialog, where you can change the key shortcuts, colors and fonts of the subtitles, and many more.
  • Filters. Many video and audio filters are available: deinterlace, postprocessing, denoise... and even a karaoke filter (voice removal).
  • Seeking by mouse wheel. You can use your mouse wheel to go forward or backward in the video. The mouse buttons can also be customized.
  • Video equalizer, allows you to adjust the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation and gamma of the video image.
  • Multiple speed playback. You can play at 2X, 4X... and even in slow motion.
  • Audio and subtitles delay adjustment. Allows you to sync audio and subtitles.
  • Advanced options, such as selecting a demuxer or video & audio codecs.
  • Possibility to search and download subtitles from
  • It can play Youtube videos. A Youtube browser is included, which allows to easily download Youtube videos too.
  • Translations: currently SMPlayer is translated into more than 30 languages, including Spanish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese....
  • Possibility to change the style and icon set of the interface.
  • Free and opensource. SMPlayer is under the GPL license.

Fixes in this Release:
  • New option to select the fps for external subtitles.
  • YouTube is fixed again.
  • Now smplayer checks for updates automatically and notifies the user if a new version is found.
  • Support for encoding ISO-8859-16 for subtitles.
  • New translations: Thai and Hebrew.
  • The video equalizer dialog has been rewritten.
  • Some bugfixes.

To install SMPlayer in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
That's it
Source: Smplayer
Install VLC 2.0.4 Media Player in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal and Vlc 2.0.3 for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin/11.10 Oneiric Ocelot/Linux Mint 13/12

VLC media player (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG, DivX/Xvid, Ogg, and many more) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. However in recent years it has also become a extremely powerful server to stream live and on demand video in several formats to our network and the Internet.



  • Simple, fast and powerful media player.
  • Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.
  • Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed:
    • MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...
  • Runs on all platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix...
  • Completely Free, 0 spyware, 0 ads and no user tracking.
  • Can do media conversion and streaming.
  • More info.
What's new in this release:
  • Fixes for splitted RAR, MKV segmented, mp4 and Real media files playback.
  • Enhancements in HLS, Blu-Ray and various codecs support
  • Fixes for subtitles auto-detection
  • Fixes on Qt, skins2 and web interfaces
  • Support for HiDPI, aka Retina Display
  • Support for H264 v4l2 devices on Linux
  • Translations updates and new Scottish Gaelic translation

To install VLC in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
That's it
Source: videolan
Install HandBrake 0.9.8 Video Converter in Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04/9.04/Linux Mint (New Release)

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows.