video file playing in debian?

Karen Lewellen klewellen at
Mon May 14 22:15:41 UTC 2012

My thanks to everyone on list and off.
Let me ask this question with a slight a task.
I am a media professional who does a great deal of research.
There are times when I am working on something and as I work find video 
files of things I would like to review on the spot.
audio files too, but one task at a time.
I am going to ask this from a strict debian standpoint.  For example I 
normally use ssh telnet to go to shellworld and do things  using 
lynx, links, or e-links, there in my DOS 
structure, but we are going to ask this totally from debian.
I am researching something, using google.
1, I am using which browser for greatest access in debian? to get to 
google in the first place.
2, once I am there and have entered my search term, say finding a link on 
the cbs news site.
can I simply choose the link and play the video enabling me to go to the 
next one if there is a series?
This is different than say
TELNETTing to shellworld using movgrab to get a link I already have, 
downloading the file in question, and playing it.
My task would have me actually playing the research material as I go if 
that makes sense, video or audio.
I am of a mind? that I cannot play links from a shell service anyway. I 
may be wrong here,  but that is another reasons why I might wish to use a 
direct browser from my computer for the work.
If I am not being clear enough, let me know.
Frankly I want a debian tutor here in town lol.


On Tue, 15 May 2012, Geoff Shang wrote:

> Hi,
> I usually find that either mplayer or vlc wil do it for me.
> Cheers,
> Geoff.
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