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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Gnome-Vlc is a new project designed to provide a simple GTK frontend to the popular Vlc player.
Still in its infancy, the project was borne "...out of frustration with other players that failed to tick all the boxes."
Simplicity is the keyword to keep in mind here. GNOME-VLC is not a full GTK+ port of VLC. It aims to provide a native UI for playing videos. VLC is incredibly powerful and offers reams of configuration options. GNOME-Vlc by comparison aims simply to offer the user options they would use to simply play videos. "Less options - more play" is a cheesy slogan that perhaps fits the bill.