VLC is one of the most used media player applications in multi platforms, it is also easy to reach that application for ubuntu. Add this line to the Terminal;

Ubuntu users want a conceptual panen and tray icons. Vlc distract this rule have a white background and you can not change the tray icon according to my searches. The best thing to be done is to remove the system tray icon from the preferences.

sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-pulse mozilla-plugin-vlc