MPlayer is clearly one of the reference players in the Linux environment. This fantastic program is capable of opening MPEG, VOB, AVI OGG/OGM, VIVO, ASF, WMA, WMV, QT, MOV, MP4, FLI, RM, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA... files without any problems, to such an extent that there are very few players that integrate so many different types of multimedia files.
Linux's multimedia player par excellence.
A player for all Linux distributions
The great technical diversity of the Linux distributions has made MPlayer adapt to be able to cover as many fields as possible, and due to this, it's capable of working under many different graphical controllers, like X11, OpenGL and SVGAlib to name a few. Furthermore, it allows various very precise configurations depending on the kind of screen, system on which it is launched and about the use and visualization of subtitles. MPlayer is so versatile that there are even versions available for video game consoles.
By default, MPlayer doesn't include a graphical interface. The program opens the video, but doesn't show buttons or any other options, nevertheless, there are several interfaces that can be downloaded depending on the preferences and needs of each user.