installed - suggested

Video players

vlc - multimedia player and streamer

VLC is the VideoLAN project’s media player. It plays MPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, MOV, WMV, QuickTime, WebM, FLAC, MP3, Ogg/Vorbis files, DVDs, VCDs, podcasts, and multimedia streams from various network sources.

mpv - video player based on MPlayer/mplayer2

mpv is a movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types.

  • vlc 3.0.20-0+deb12u1 - multimedia player and streamer

  • vlc-plugin-notify 3.0.20-0+deb12u1 - LibNotify plugin for VLC

  • vlc-plugin-jack 3.0.20-0+deb12u1 - JACK audio plugins for VLC

  • vlc-plugin-samba 3.0.20-0+deb12u1 - Samba plugin for VLC

  • vlc-plugin-skins2 3.0.20-0+deb12u1 - multimedia player and streamer (Skins2 plugin)

  • vlc-plugin-video-splitter 3.0.20-0+deb12u1 - multimedia player and streamer (video splitter plugins)

  • vlc-plugin-visualization 3.0.20-0+deb12u1 - multimedia player and streamer (visualization plugins)

  • vlc-plugin-video-output 3.0.20-0+deb12u1 - multimedia player and streamer (video output plugins)

  • vlc-plugin-base 3.0.20-0+deb12u1 - multimedia player and streamer (base plugins)

  • vlc-plugin-qt 3.0.20-0+deb12u1 - multimedia player and streamer (Qt plugin)

  • libdvd-pkg 1.4.3-1-1 - DVD-Video playing library - installer

  • mpv 0.35.1-4 - video player based on MPlayer/mplayer2

  • freetuxtv 0.6.8~dfsg1-1+b3 - Internet television and radio player

  • gnome-dvb-client 1:0.2.91~git20170110-5 - client for gnome-dvb-daemon

  • gnome-mpv 0.20-2 - transitional package

  • kodi 2:20.1+dfsg-1 - Open Source Home Theatre (executable binaries)

  • mpv 0.35.1-4 - video player based on MPlayer/mplayer2

  • parole 4.16.0-3 - media player based on GStreamer framework

  • smplayer 22.7.0~ds0-1 - Complete front-end for MPlayer and mpv

  • subdownloader 2.1.0-5 - subtitle download/upload manager for video files

  • totem 43.0-2 - Simple media player for the GNOME desktop based on GStreamer

  • totem-plugins 43.0-2 - Plugins for the Totem media player

  • vlc-plugin-svg 3.0.20-0+deb12u1 - SVG plugin for VLC

  • celluloid 0.20-2+b1 - simple GTK+ frontend for mpv

  • vlc-plugin-bittorrent 2.14-1+b1 - Bittorrent plugin for VLC

  • mpv-mpris 0.7.1-1 - MPRIS plugin for mpv

Music players/library managers

quodlibet - audio library manager and player for GTK3

Quod Libet is a music management program. It provides several different ways to view your audio library, as well as support for Internet radio and audio feeds. It has extremely flexible metadata tag editing and searching capabilities, using the same interface as Ex Falso.

  • quodlibet 4.5.0-2 - audio library manager and player for GTK3

  • exfalso 4.5.0-2 - audio tag editor for GTK+

  • libgpod-common 0.8.3-17+b1 - common files for libgpod

  • libgpod4 0.8.3-17+b1 - library to read and write songs and artwork to an iPod

  • sox 14.4.2+git20190427-3.5 - Swiss army knife of sound processing

  • gnome-music 42.1-1 - Music is the new GNOME music playing application

  • rhythmbox 3.4.6-2+b1 - music player and organizer for GNOME

  • rhythmbox-plugins 3.4.6-2+b1 - plugins for rhythmbox music player

  • clementine 1.4.0~rc1+git867-g9ef681b0e+dfsg-1 - modern music player and library organizer

  • audacious 4.2-1 - small and fast audio player which supports lots of formats

  • audacious-plugins 4.2-1+b1 - Base plugins for audacious

  • sayonara 1.8.0-beta1-1 - small, clear and fast audio player

  • projectm-pulseaudio 3.1.12-3 - projectM PulseAudio module

  • mpd 0.23.12-1+b1 - Music Player Daemon

  • sonata 1.7.0-2 - GTK+ client for the Music Player Daemon (MPD)

  • ario 1.6-1.2 - GTK+ client for the Music Player Daemon (MPD)

  • cantata 2.5.0.ds1-1+b1 - Qt client for the music player daemon (MPD)

  • ncmpcpp 0.9.2-2+b3 - ncurses-based client for the Music Player Daemon (MPD)

  • mpc 0.34-1+b1 - command-line tool to interface MPD

  • moc 1:2.6.0~svn-r3005-3 - ncurses based console audio player

  • cmus 2.10.0-3 - lightweight ncurses audio player

  • moc-ffmpeg-plugin 1:2.6.0~svn-r3005-3 - ncurses based console audio player - ffmpeg plugin

  • mpg123 1.31.2-1 - MPEG layer 1/2/3 audio player

  • beets 1.6.0-4 - music tagger and library organizer

  • easytag 2.4.3-5+b1 - GTK+ editor for audio file tags

  • puddletag 2.2.0-2 - simple, powerful audio tag editor

  • eyed3 0.9.7-1 - Display and manipulate id3-tags on the command-line

  • kid3 3.9.3-1 - KDE audio tag editor

  • picard 2.8.5-1+b1 - Next-Generation MusicBrainz audio files tagger

  • mussort 0.4-3.1 - simple tool that sorts a music collection

  • vagalume 0.8.6-3+b1 - GTK+-based client for radio services

  • gpodder 3.11.1-1 - podcast client and feed aggregator

  • go-mtpfs 1.0.0+git20200111.42254b1-1+b4 - Mount MTP devices over FUSE

  • gtkpod 2.1.5-10 - manage songs and playlists on an Apple iPod

  • playerctl 2.4.1-2 - utility to control media players via MPRIS

  • streamtuner2 2.2.2+dfsg-2 - Browser for Internet Radio Stations


cheese - tool to take pictures and videos from your webcam

A webcam application that supports image and video capture. Makes it easy to take photos and videos of you, your friends, pets or whatever you want. Allows you to apply fancy visual effects, fine-control image settings and has features such as Multi-Burst mode, Countdown timer for photos.

  • cheese 43.0-1 - tool to take pictures and videos from your webcam

  • gnome-video-effects 0.5.0-1 - Collection of GStreamer effects

  • guvcview 2.0.8-2 - GTK+ base UVC Viewer

  • gnome-video-effects-frei0r 0.5.0-1 - GNOME Video Effects - frei0r plugins

  • v4l2loopback-dkms 0.12.7-2 - Source for the v4l2loopback driver (DKMS)

  • v4l2loopback-utils 0.12.7-2 - Commandline utilities for the for the v4l2-loopback module

  • kamoso 22.12.3-1 - tool to take pictures and videos from your webcam

  • zoneminder 1.36.33+dfsg1-1 - video camera security and surveillance solution

  • pinhole 0.1.0+git20221220-1 - Simple camera application for the GNOME desktop

  • megapixels 1.6.0-1+b1 - GTK4 camera app for mobile using the V4L2 media request API

Screen recording/screencasting

obs-studio - recorder and streamer for live video content

OBS Studio is designed for efficiently recording and streaming live video content. It supports live RTP streaming to various streaming sites.

vokoscreen-ng - easy to use screencast creator

vokoscreenNG can be used to record videos from computers screen, webcams, external cameras, etc. This graphical tool can produce educational videos, live recordings of browser navigation, tutorials of installations, record videoconferences, etc. You can capture an alone video or video and sound.

Media conversion/codecs

qwinff - GUI for FFmpeg

This is a free and open source media converter frontend to FFmpeg. FFmpeg is a powerful command-line utility to convert audio and video file into numerous formats. QWinFF features a rich set of presets to help users use FFmpeg easily without having to manually input command-line flags. Average users can convert multiple media files in just a few clicks, while advanced users can still adjust conversion parameters in detail.

  • qwinff 0.2.1+git20201215-2 - GUI for FFmpeg

  • ffmpeg 7:5.1.4-0+deb12u1 - Tools for transcoding, streaming and playing of multimedia files

  • flac 1.4.2+ds-2 - Free Lossless Audio Codec - command line tools

  • gstreamer1.0-alsa 1.22.0-3+deb12u1 - GStreamer plugin for ALSA

  • gstreamer1.0-libav 1.22.0-2 - ffmpeg plugin for GStreamer

  • gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad 1.22.0-4+deb12u3 - GStreamer plugins from the “bad” set

  • gstreamer1.0-plugins-base 1.22.0-3+deb12u1 - GStreamer plugins from the “base” set

  • gstreamer1.0-plugins-good 1.22.0-5+deb12u1 - GStreamer plugins from the “good” set

  • gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly 1.22.0-2+deb12u1 - GStreamer plugins from the “ugly” set

  • gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio 1.22.0-5+deb12u1 - GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio (transitional package)

  • gstreamer1.0-tools 1.22.0-2 - Tools for use with GStreamer

  • gstreamer1.0-x 1.22.0-3+deb12u1 - GStreamer plugins for X11 and Pango

  • lame 3.100-6 - MP3 encoding library (frontend)

  • libmp3lame0 3.100-6 - MP3 encoding library

  • libxvidcore4 2:1.3.7-1 - Open source MPEG-4 video codec (library)

  • musepack-tools 2:0.1~r495-2 - MusePack commandline utilities

  • mediainfo 23.04-1 - command-line utility for reading information from audio/video files

  • media-player-info 24-2 - Media player identification files

  • handbrake 1.6.1+ds1-1 - versatile DVD ripper and video transcoder (GTK+ GUI)

  • mp3splt 2.6.2+20170630-3.1+b1 - split MP3, Ogg Vorbis, or FLAC files without re-encoding

  • oggvideotools 0.9.1-6 - toolbox for manipulating and creating Ogg video files

  • soundconverter 4.0.3-2 - GNOME application to convert audio files into other formats

  • winff 1.5.5-9 - graphical video and audio batch converter using ffmpeg or avconv

  • winff-doc 1.5.5-9 - winff documentation

  • winff-qt 1.5.5-9 - Qt variant of winff

  • x264 2:0.164.3095+gitbaee400-3 - video encoder for the H.264/MPEG-4 AVC standard

  • x265 3.5-2+b1 - H.265/HEVC video stream encoder

  • qhimdtransfer 0.9.16-2+b1 - Transfer software for HiMD Walkman

  • minidisc-utils 0.9.16-2+b1 - Command line utilities for MiniDisc access

  • mat2 0.13.3-1 - Metadata anonymisation toolkit v2

  • metadata-cleaner 2.4.0+ds-1 - GTK app for viewing and cleaning metadata in files

  • ffmpegfs 2.13-1 - Fuse Multi Media Filesystem

Audio CD extraction

  • asunder 2.9.7-2 - graphical audio CD ripper and encoder

  • sound-juicer 3.38.0-2.1 - GNOME CD Ripper

  • goobox 3.6.0-11 - CD player and ripper with GNOME 3 integration

  • ripperx 2.8.0-2.1+b1 - GTK-based audio CD ripper/encoder

  • xcfa 5.0.2-2 - X Convert File Audio


  • subliminal 2.1.0-3 - Command-line tool to search and download subtitles

  • subtitleeditor 0.54.0-6 - Graphical subtitle editor with sound waves representation

  • gaupol 1.11-1 - subtitle editor for text-based subtitle files

  • gnome-subtitles 1.8-1 - Subtitle editor for the GNOME Desktop environment

Audio recording/editing

audacity - fast, cross-platform audio editor

Audacity is a multi-track audio editor for Linux/Unix, MacOS and Windows. It is designed for easy recording, playing and editing of digital audio. Audacity features digital effects and spectrum analysis tools. Editing is very fast and provides unlimited undo/redo.

gnome-sound-recorder - simple and modern sound recorder for GNOME

GNOME sound recorder is an utility to make simple audio recording from your GNOME desktop. It supports several formats like OGG, MP3 or FLAC.

  • audacity 3.2.4+dfsg-1 - fast, cross-platform audio editor

  • gnome-sound-recorder 43~beta-1 - simple and modern sound recorder for GNOME

  • gwc 0.22.05-1+b1 - Audio file denoiser

  • gjacktransport 0.6.4-1 - access to the JACK’s transport mechanism as touchable slider

  • qlcplus 4.12.6-1 - Control DMX or analog lighting systems

Audio system

pulseaudio - PulseAudio sound server

PulseAudio, previously known as Polypaudio, is a sound server for POSIX and WIN32 systems. It is a drop in replacement for the ESD sound server with much better latency, mixing/re-sampling quality and overall architecture.