VLC is universal media player
When you install Linux, your first problem will be to play and watch media files like mp3 and DVD. This is a great hinderance in Linux multimedia sector. Well, VLC saved the world. VLC is universal media player that works finest and solves all the problems in playing multimedia.
VLC media player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, …) as well as DVDs, VCDs and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
VLC works on all types of OSes. Including Mac, Windows and almost all distributions of Linux. It can handle a wide variety of files and play them from your harddisk, internet or network. This makes it really network enabled, multi platform, open source and powerful media player you will give millions of thanks to.
The website to download vlc is http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download