VLC was my second option but in the past it never worked correctly. i once tried it on some other distro and it was missing things to play files with. video would work but no audio, or music refused to play, etc.
I'm trying to find suitable analogs to various apps i use often in OS X and Windows. i really wouldn't prefer something i'd have to learn about, when a replacement that at least has some shred of familiarity exists anyway.
Samsung Galaxy S3 (Stock, rooted TouchWiz)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (non-rooted, stock)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (obsolete, slow, rooted)
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition