Install ExMplayer (MPlayer GUI with thumbnail seeking) in Ubuntu

PPA Install ExMplayer Ubuntu

ExMplayer (Extended Mplayer) is a beautiful MPlayer GUI with powerful features, such as flow view, media cutter, audio converter / extractor and 3D videos.

It plays any files with out any codec,199 audio and 416 video built-in external codecs. So ExMplayer can play any media format. Supports network streaming and subtitles.

ExMplayer in Ubuntu 13.10

Under Tools menu, there are Audio Converter supports more than 10 different audio file format conversions, Audio Extractor supports high quality audio extraction without losing audio quality, and Media Cutter with media quality preserved.

Since v3.0, ExMplayer can play 3D videos (Side by Side or Above-Below format).

Full list of ExMplayer Features:

  • 3D video playback support
  • Volume booster
  • Seekview
  • Audio extractor
  • Audio converter
  • Media cutter
  • 10 band audio equalizer
  • video equalizer
  • Winamp dsp plugins support
  • 8 Audio effect filters
  • 17 Video effect filters
  • Configurable keyboard shortcuts and mouse

Install ExMplayer:

So far, ExMplayer PPA only contains packages for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 10.04. But it works good in my Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy 64 bit.

To get started installing ExMplayer in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command below to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:exmplayer-dev/exmplayer

Then go to Software & Updates (or Software Sources) -> Other Software tab. Find & edit the line which says “ xxxx main”, change the Distribution to precise

Finally check for updates and install the player:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install exmplayer

You can download ExMplayer Debs from launchpad page if you don’t want to add the PPA.

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  1. ExMplayer 3.2 for Ubuntu released
    Ubuntu 10.04/12.04/12.10/13.04/13.10/14.04 builds available- use ppa

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:exmplayer-dev/exmplayer
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install exmplayer

  2. ExMplayer 3.2 for Ubuntu released
    Ubuntu 10.04/12.04/12.10/13.04/13.10/14.04 builds available- use ppa

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