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I am aware that it is hard to find better than SMPlayer - - not to mention that VLC is beyond compare ;-) But each has its own quirks -- and I like testing different alternatives even to the best applications out there, especially audio and video players. Without seeking there's no finding, is it?

Please report on players that you tested and like, not just links to names of players that exist but are hardly used.

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there is gnome-mplayer, mplayer-gui, kmplayer (kde) & a replacement for the totem browser plugin (totem-mozilla), gecko-mediaplayer

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Have a look at this page which mentions many more than I was aware of:

MPlayer Frontends

Hope this helps :).

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have you tested some of those? can you provide an impression on some? i'm interested whether one or more can be comparable to smplayer or vlc – cipricus Apr 30 '12 at 21:30

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