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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Welcome to part 3 of our Linux Media Player Roundup. Today we'll be covering even more media players that are available for Linux, and even touching on a couple that do more than just play music, they also play your movies and dvd's.
KPlayer (also known as KMplayer) is a fully featured multimedia application for playback of both audio and video files and includes support for MP3, Ogg, streaming video, DVD, VCD, Audio CD's and a number of other formats. It's a fairly decent media player that does a fairly decent job, however it's not the picaso of media players. Its handling DVD's is decent, but sometimes problematic. But it can handle them, which is, a good thing considering the general state of dvd playback support on Linux. It also seems to handle most elements of the average dvd fairly well. The downside is that it takes a lot time for dvd's to load. Not sure why, but it could be something to do with the way it handles decoding.
Its handling of other media formats though appears to be nearly spotless. Even the elusive Microsoft Windows Meta Video (wmv) files played with little trouble.