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4 Cutting Edge Web Browsers
The usage share of web browsers is dominated by a few mature applications. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera account for around 95% of all desktop web browsing activity. However, there are a myriad of other web browsers that are worth investigating.

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  • Adobe Flash
    Adobe Flash (previously called Shockwave Flash and Macromedia Flash) is a set of multimedia software created by Macromedia and currently developed and distributed by Adobe Systems. Read more hot
  • Gnash
    Gnash is a Flash movie player and Web browser plugin for Firefox, Mozilla, Konqueror, and Opera. Gnash supports many SWF v7 features and ActionScript3 classes. Gnash supports the majority of Flash opcodes up to SWF version 7, and a wide sampling of ActionScript classes for SWF version 8.5. Gnash also runs on many GNU/Linux distributions, embedded GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, non x86-processors, and 64-bit architectures. There is also a standalone player for GNOME or KDE based desktops. Read more hot
  • Helix Player Project
    Helix Player Project is the Helix Community's open source media player for consumers. It will have a rich and usable graphical interface and support all of the types of media currently offered by our Helix DNA Client. Media support includes SMIL 2.0, RealVideo (RV9, RV8, RV7, RVG2), RealAudio (RA8, G2 audio), MP3, Ogg Vorbis, MPEG4 & H.263. Read more hot
  • Kaffeine
    Kaffeine is a simple and easy to use Media Player based on the xine-lib and full integrated in KDE3. Kaffeine supports Drag and Drop and provides a editable playlist, a bookmark-system, a konqueror plugin, a mozilla plugin, a OSD an much more. Read more hot
  • MPlayer
    MPlayer is a movie player for Linux (runs on many other Unices, and non-x86 CPUs, see Ports). It plays most MPEG, VOB, AVI, OGG/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, FLI, RM, NuppelVideo, yuv4mpeg, FILM, RoQ, PVA, Matroska files, supported by many native, XAnim, RealPlayer, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, RealMedia, Sorenson, Theora, and MPEG-4 (DivX) movies too. Another big feature of MPlayer is the wide range of supported output drivers. It works with X11, Xv, DGA, OpenGL, SVGAlib, fbdev, AAlib, libcaca, DirectFB, but you can use GGI and SDL (and this way all their drivers) and some lowlevel card-specific drivers (for Matrox, 3Dfx and Radeon, Mach64, Permedia3) too! Read more hot
  • RealPlayer
    RealPlayer allows you to play streaming audio and video over the Internet in real-time. hot
  • Totem
    Totem is the official movie player of the GNOME desktop environment based on xine-lib or GStreamer. It features a playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls, as well as keyboard navigation. It comes with added functionality such as: Video thumbnailer for the file manager, Webcam utility (in development), Nautilus properties tab, and a Mozilla plugin. Read more hot
  • VideoLAN
    VideoLAN is a portable set of MPEG2 network-based tools for Unix and BeOS. The server broadcasts MPEG2 streams, and the client can play them from the network, from a file. Read more hot
  • XAnim
    XAnim is a player of avi, .wav, .fli, .gsm formats via ftp, http, or stdin. hot
  • XBMC Media Center
    XBMC Media Center (formerly Xbox Media Center) is a multimedia player/jukebox application for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and Xbox. It can be used to play or view most common video, audio, and picture formats such as MPEG-1/2/4, DivX, XviD, MP3, AAC, JPG, and GIF directly from a CD or DVD in the Xbox DVD-ROM drive or from the Xbox hard drive. XBMC can also stream files over a local network or from the Internet. Playlist and slideshow functions, a weather forecast, and many audio visualizations are also included. Read more hot
  • xine
    xine is a free multimedia player. It plays back CDs, DVDs, and VCDs. It also decodes multimedia files like AVI, MOV, WMV, and MP3 from local disk drives, and displays multimedia streamed over the Internet. It interprets many of the most common multimedia formats available - and some of the most uncommon formats, too. Read more hot
  • aKtion!
    aKtion! is a video player based on xanim. It (xanim) supports many different file formats: AVI, Quicktime, FLI, FLC, IFF, GIF, DL, and Amiga MovieSetter animations.
  • AniMplayer
    AniMplayer is a frontend for Mono MPlayer that specializes in mass anime series playback. It's part of the N Media Center package.
  • apron
    apron is an ASCII MPEG video player based on aalib and libmpeg3. It plays MPEG Layer 1 video .
  • ASDF
    ASDF (A Simple DVD Frontend for MPlayer) is intended to make watching DVDs with MPlayer easier. It is written in Perl using the Qt toolkit and provides an easy way to select the track you want to watch, as well as audio and subtitle languages and deinterlacing. It also provides a way to hide the short "empty" tracks that litter many DVDs.
  • Badut Media Jukebox
    Badut is a home theater PC media browser; an audio/video jukebox. It lets you browse your files and play them, with the focus on good LCD/VFD support, pluggable media (e.g. USB), and infrared remote control. How files are played can be configured. Badut comes with a plugin that plays cdrdao audio CD images directly (audio.toc files).
  • Bino
    Bino plays stereoscopic videos, also known as 3D videos. Such videos have separate views for the left and right eye and thus allow depth perception through stereopsis. Bino supports a wide range of input and output formats.
  • bitterbpp
    bitterbpp is a GUI interface for MPlayer, specifically for transcoding DVD titles (video, audio, and subtitles) to Matroska file format.
  • codeine
    Codeine is a KDE video player with an uncluttered interface and smart features. Using lib-xine as its backend, it supports nearly all video formats. A bundled KPart integrates it into Konqueror. Codeine remembers settings specific to each video, not specific to the application (the playback position, the preferred window size, etc.).
  • Console Xine Front End
    CXFE is an extremely simple front end for Xine. It is meant to be comfortable for people used to MPlayer.
  • CrutziPlayer
    CrutziPlayer is a standalone player for NPAPI-based browser plugins (e.g., Flash). It provides external, hardware accelerated fullscreen scaling using XComposite, Cairo, and XFixes.
  • DFBSee
    DFBSee is an image viewer and video player, the current version is a quick hack but nice though. It should become a full-featured image and video viewer over time.
  • Dissent Project
    Dissent attempts to be a full featured multimedia application that can play audio and video files as well as Internet radio streams by using powerful media engine plugins such as GStreamer. It also has robust functionality for both RSS feeds and Podcasts, which can be viewed in the program's built in Web browser. The Dissent Project aims to tightly integrate services from various organizations such as Amnesty International.
  • dmx4mplayer
    dmx4MPlayer is a professional solution for presenting movies and images with fading and total invisible player-software. It was created for the independent media festival in Tübingen, Germany. dmx4MPlayer (x4m for short) is a GUI for mplayer. It features full control over each dmx-interface. Control panels can be constructed easily through keyboard shortcuts. A list-view of multiple DVDs can be realized by copying the DVD directories onto the hard disk. The playlist features start-position marks. Preview and presentation can be done at once.
  • Dragon Player
    Dragon Player is a KDE video player with an uncluttered interface and smart features. A bundled KPart integrates it into Konqueror. Dragon Player remembers settings specific to each video, not specific to the application (the playback position, the preferred window size, etc.).
  • dxr2gui
    dxr2gui is a DVDplayer ONLY for the Creative's Encore 5x decoder card.
  • dxr3Player
    dxr3Player is a lightweight, command-line DVD player for Linux and the DXR3 (aka Hollywood+) MPEG-2 decoder boards. It supports all major DVD features, including: menus, navigation, fast forward and backward playback, subtitles and camera angle changes. The player is very conservative on memory usage and tries very hard (and mostly succeeds) to keep video and audio in sync.
  • EffecTV
    EffecTV is a real-time video effector. You can watch TV or Video through amazing effectors.
  • eMotion
    eMotion is a media player. It uses MPlayer to play the videos, as we are not up to making an entire video rendering program. eMotion is only the front-end which calls MPlayer. The icons, dialog boxes, buttons, menus, all of those things are eMotion.
  • Enfle
    Enfle is a simple and fast graphic viewer/sound player/movie player.
  • Enhanced-Media-Center
    Enhanced-Media-Center is a modular entertaiment system to watch and play multimedia data (audio, video, text, TV, and similar).
  • Enjoympeg
    Enjoympeg is an MPEG-1 video player based on the source of plaympeg from the SMPEG library. It has a hideable control bar which allows you to play/pause, stop, seek and switch to fullscreen mode. This software is distributed under the GNU Public License (GPL).
  • ExMplayer
    ExMplayer (Extended MPlayer) is a GUI front-end for MPlayer with flow view and tool like media cutter. It can play audio,video,dvd files (.vob),vcd files (.mpg,.dat) etc and supports network streaming.
  • Flow 'N Play
    Flow 'N Play is a movie-player with a Flow-like mediathek. The player comes with basic functionality, a search function, support for colored themes.
  • GDVD
    GDVD is a Front End GTK Wrapper for 'dvdplay'.
  • Gmerlin
    GTK MediaplayEr foR LINux: an audio/video player for the linux operating system. It's released under the GPL-license. Technically, it consists of a playback engine with playlist support and a gtk GUI
  • GNOME Mplayer
    GNOME Mplayer is a simple GUI for Mplayer. It is based heavily on the mplayerplug-in source code and can basically be seen as a standalone version of that.
  • Goggles DVD Player
    Goggles DVD Player is a frontend for Ogle DVD player. Besides the usual features like having a play button etc, Goggles tries to provide features not often found in other dvd players. Since Ogle in itself is only a dvd player, it has some neat capabilities that "general" media players cannot provide.
  • GQoob
    GQoob: A slightly configurable media player. GQoob uses the XINE libraries to support a variety of media formats. GQoob is a dead project.
  • Gst-Player
    Gst-Player is a full-featured media player for GNOME 2 using the GStreamer multimedia framework. Features include support for a wide range of media formats (both video and audio), support for fullscreen playback, and audio output to a range of sound systems and sound servers.
  • Hades
    Hades is an easy-to-use GNOME video player which allows you to apply special effects in realtime.
  • hls-player
    hls-player is a simple HTTP live streaming player. It can play live and VOD streams.
  • IvySync
    IvySync provides synced playback of multiple videos on multiple screens. In the video art field, there are many artworks which require synchronized and parallel playback of audio/video materials. This software provides such functionality for IvyTV supported hardware decoders, with a time precision to the nanosecond.
  • Ixion media player
    Ixion is a media player written in C/C++ using wxWidgets and GStreamer. It is not a bleeding edge, full-featured, eye-candy, all-in-one application.
  • Kaboodle
    Kaboodle is a light, embedded media player, supporting both video and audio, for KDE. It uses the aRts framework for playing media files. This package is part of KDE, as a component of the KDE multimedia module.
  • Kap
    Kap is a karaoke audio-video player designed with the needs of a KJ in mind
  • Kenbushi
    (commercial) Kenbushi (previously called 'PC-Mac-Net FileShare') is a powerful media center with integrated file sharing, web server and data backup over LAN/Internet. Versions are available for Windows, MacOS X, MacOS Classic and Linux. A free lite edition is also available.
  • kmediagrab
    kmediagrab is a front end to some of mplayer/mencoder features. In detail it grabs audio/video from a DVD , a Tv video card and translate a video file from one format to another.
  • KMPlayer
    KMPlayer is a MPlayer frontend for KDE. It can play all the audio/video supported by MPlayer from local file or url, be embedded inside Konqueror and KHTML and play DVDs. Read more
  • Lightspark
    Lightspark is an open source Flash player which supports the AVM2 virtual machine and the newest versions of SWF files.

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