MPV 0.12.0 Video Player recently released, is a free, open source, and cross-platform movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. MPV is a fork of mplayer2 and MPlayer. It shares some features with the former projects while introducing many more new features. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types. MPV 0.12.0 changelog Features New vo_opengl: support new VAAPI EGL interop (requires Mesa 11) vo_opengl: vaapi: add Wayland support bring back the x11 video output vo_opengl: support all kinds of GBRP formats Removed video: remove VDA support (VideoToolbox is preferred) Behavior vo_opengl: enable X11 EGL backend by default (disabled for NVIDIA due to driver bugs) ytdl: don’t override user-set format in no-video mode sub: adjust behavior on mismatching video/subtitle aspect ratio Options and Commands
JRiver Media Center is a software that helps you collect, organize and play media files. JRiver Media Center offers the highest quality video available, plays everything, without any setup required and is the premier audio solution, whether you demand audiophile quality, or you want fast access to a half million files. Key Features Copy music from MEDIA CENTER to a portable digital audio player or move digital camera photos into MC’s powerful image library Make a CD of music for your car Record your favorite shows and watch them on your TV Play different music simultaneously in different rooms MC’s Media Server can even stream your music to your PC at work Support for Canon and Kodak cameras and others that use the WIA interface.
The VLC developers have set up a PPA for the daily builds from the latest VLC maintenance branch. This PPA is used for test building new and upcoming point releases of VLC that can get into Ubuntu through stable release updates (SRU) or security updates. Strangely, when you add the PPA and install or perform the update, you will get VLC version 2.1.5 but if you go to the PPA page, you see vlc 2.