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mplayer - command line movie and music player - music over ssh

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Mplayer is one of most known movie players in Linux, and also in Mac OS, and Windows.
To install it in Debian / Ubuntu run:

sudo aptitude install mplayer

Mplayer has lots of options, and we will explore some of them here, the files format it can play according to its official site are:

MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5 and even WMV movies..

Playing your music/video files

If you want to play your local files just use this command line

mplayer [filename(s)]

Yes you can put multiple files and they will be played in sequence, you can also use wildcards, lets suppose you have a directory with all Beatles' hits, just go to that directory and enter:

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