Linux Multimedia Player is a tiny Linux-based live distribution that converts your computer into a multimedia player. It supports most of the known formats (MPEG 1 and 2, DivX, WMV, qt-mov, Real, MP3, WAV, WMA, Ogg, VCD, and DVD), acts as an MP3 streaming server, auto-detects the various partitions on IDE, SATA, and SCSI hard disks, and auto-detects sound, video, and network cards. It supports all cards as of kernel 2.6.21. Network support can be configured in the GUI. Options are menu-driven and require no knowledge of Linux.
MPEG Audio/Video Player is a simple MPEG and AC3 player for Linux, BSD, and Windows systems. It plays MPEG transport, program, and elementary stream files. It also has basic DVD support (using libdvdnav on Linux/BSD systems only). It features newly developed integer decoders for MPEG 1&2 video, MPEG layer 2 audio, and AC3 audio. It includes a partially working WMV/VC1 decoder capable of displaying I and P frames.
Fuse Media Centre is a full featured media application. It supports audio and video files, radio streams, RSS feeds, and Podcasts. It also has a robust media library making use of many Web services such as retrieval of data from LyricWiki.org and Last.fm, as well as an extensive RSS news section displayed in a newspaper fashion for optimal reading. Fuse Media Centre can use any media engine as the backend but currently only supports GStreamer.
XdTV is a program to watch, record, and stream TV. It interacts with AleVT (Teletext) and Nxtvepg (NextView) and supports the bttv, bktr, and dvb APIs. It contains some deinterlacing filters and records video files with various containers (AVI, MPEG, Ogg, etc.) and many codecs: FFMpeg >=0.4.6, XviD 0.9 and 1.x, DivX 4 and 5, and Vorbis/Theora >=1.0a5. It has some plugin capabilities.
Freevo is a Linux application that turns a PC with a TV capture card and/or TV-out into a standalone multimedia jukebox/VCR/PVR/HTPC/DVR/set-top box. It uses MPlayer and other applications to play and record audio and video. It is optimized for use with a TV and remote, but can be used with a monitor and keyboard.