VLC does not play all VCDs in Linux. You can play VCDs using Mplayer instead. Open a terminal window in Linux and type the following command to do so: $ mplayer vcd:://4 -cdrom-device /dev/sr0 <enter> If you notice the //4, that is the track on the VCD. Change it if the VCD does not play … Continue reading How to play VCDs in Linux with Mplayer
Using Gnome Player a couple of years ago, we could play a list of radio stations streamed over the internet. One of my favourites was the Absolute 90s, Absolute 80s and so on. They were present in the list of internet radio stations in Gnome. However, I wanted to play Absolute 90s using SMPlayer on … Continue reading How to play Absolute 90s radio station in SMPlayer
By default, Ubuntu or Xubuntu cannot read encrypted DVDs. To be able to do so, run the following command in a terminal: $ sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh <enter>
A MKV format video file can be played back on Linux using VLC. You can get VLC from your distribution's package repository or you can download it from http://www.videolan.org/vlc. VLC is also available for Windows, and is one of the best swiss-army knife kind of media players available.