VLC doesn't work for you? Hmm you should explain more because it's a very good player with usually no problem.
As player you have e.g. MPlayer, SMPlayer, Totem, GXine (I like it)... You have the choice.
K.I.S.S. ===> "Keep It Simple, Stupid"
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." (Leonardo da Vinci)
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Albert Einstein)