GMerlin is a media player for Linux, featuring both audio and video playback capabilities in one package. Additionally, GMerlin comes with an MP3 encoder, visualization plugins, and the capability to create animations using blender.
This is a pretty sizeable download (4352 Kb) but the program does what it sets out to do quite well. All third-party packages are included in the tarball, as promised by the author, so no additional libraries or programs are necessary. I did notice the occasional hiccup on my 500 Mhz Celeron, but nothing that dissuaded me from keeping GMerlin as a favorite audio and video player for Linux.
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