Totem, http://www.gnome.org/projects/totem/, is the official movie player of the GNOME desktop. Totem supports video and audio playback including DVD, AVI, Ogg Theora, MP3, Ogg Voribs and other codecs supported by the Gstreamer framework.
To start Totem, click Applications in your menu, then Sound & Video, and then Movie Player. To choose video or audio files to play, click Movie, and then Open, and choose your files. Alternatively, you can drag and drop on to Totem from Nautilus. You can also enable the Sidebar, by click on the Sidebar button in the lower right hand corner. You can drag and drop files on to the sidebar to add to the playlist. Clicking the "+" or "-" buttons in the sidebar will allow you to add and remove files as well. Use the arrow buttons to choose which order to play your files. To save an audio playlist once you have the order of the files set, click the Save icon which looks like a floppy disk, name your playlist and click save.
Foresight Linux ships with DVD support enabled. Inserting a DVD in your computer's DVD drive will start Totem automically. To play a video file, click Movie in the upper left hand corner of the menu, click Open and choose the video to play from your computer.
Totem supports DVD menus, and by using your mouse, you can click on the menu to choose to play the DVD or access other features. To move forward or backwards in chapters, click the seek buttons in the lower left hand corner of Totem. To pause or play, hit the pause button located in between the seek buttons in the lower left hand corner.
Totem can also be used to listen to MP3, Ogg Vorbis and other audio files. Similar to Video Playback above, add files to Totem to play. Totem uses a visualization plugin to display visual effects while playing audio.
To learn more about Totem, visit Totem's homepage.
you can play using some codecs from gstreamer