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by Graham Williams
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Viewing Video

20191230 All forms of video viewing are supported by Linux, including video files such as avi, DVDs and SVCDs.

Video players include totem, xine-ui, mplayer, and vlc. totem will seek to install packages for any codecs that are not installed.

The multi-media viewer xine-ui comes with a skinned graphical user interface. Supported keyboard shortcuts include:

  gui    g          pause     p          full screen     f
  aspect a          subtitles . ,        audio channel   + -
  chapt  PgUp PgDn  chapt %   0-9        audio sync      <- -> Home
  volume v V        enlarge <> M-1,2,3   1:1 aspect      s

The following table summarise some of the file format capabilities of various players:

Player mov avi wmv rm mpg mp3
Xine yes yes yes no yes yes
VLC yes yes yes no yes yes
Mplayer yes yes yes no yes yes
RealPlayer no no no yes no yes

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