Best Media Players For Linux In 2018

Media Players For Linux

Everyone loves to play music while working or watching movies during free time. Even sometime we need to get a proper sounds or video while watching video tutorials. In this post, we are providing you the list of best media players for linux in 2018.

 List Of Media Players For Linux In 2018

1)MPV Player

media player for linux in 2018

MPV player is one of the finest media player available for linux in 2018. It is a fork of mplayer2 and MPlayer. You don’t need to get an extra codecs.

Install MPV Media Player On Linux

You need to add ppa of MPV before installing. Follow the below commands to install mpv media player on linux.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/mpv-tests
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y mpv

2)VLC Media Player

One of the popular name in the list of media players for linux is VLC. To install VLC media player in ubuntu, you need to download it from software centre.

Install VLC Player In Linux

Meanwhile, if you are command freak then you can install VLC using below command:

sudo apt-get install -y vlc



SMPlayer is a free media player for Linux with built-in codecs. One of the finest feature of this player that it can play almost all formats. It can let you play play Youtube videos, search and download subtitles, and includes other features like a thumbnail generator and audio and video filters.

Install SMPlayer In Ubuntu

How To Install SMPlayer In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Via PPA

To install SMPlayer, use the following commands in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install smplayer smplayer-themes smplayer-skins 

Meanwhile, To install install SMPlayer QT4 version , follow the commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer-qt4
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install smplayer smplayer-themes smplayer-skins 

4) Banshee

The project was started by Aaron in early 2005 and is written using C# (using the Mono platform on Linux and OS X), using GNOME technologies (Gtk#, GStreamer, etc), and SQLite.

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How to install Banshee media player on Linux?

Follow the command below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:banshee-team/ppa

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y banshee

5) Audacious

It is an popular open source audio player. It is a pretty decent player which let you to search music in a easier way.At the time of this writing, current version is 3.9.

How To Install Audacious In Linux

Audacious is available in package repositories of the most of the linux.

To Install Audacious On Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint

Follow the command below:

# apt-get install audacious


Fedora users can install Audacious using yum:

# yum install audacious

and you need to install an extra MP3 decoder pugin in fedore with the command below:

# yum install audacious-plugins-freeworld

Arch Linux


# pacman -S audacious



# emerge media-sound/audacious