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Every time I install Linux or Ubuntu in other computer I always forget necessary packages in order to get the whole multimedia environment working properly (codecs and dvd).

This is what you need to do to set up the multimedia packages:

Add the medibuntu sources to your /etc/apt/ sources.list file

# medibuntu
deb karmic free non-free
deb-src karmic free non-free

Update the apt sources:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 2EBC26B60C5A2783
sudo apt-get update

Install the following list of packages:

* Installing vlc and mplayer (plays almost everything):

sudo apt-get install vlc mplayer

* Common packs

sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder mpeg2dec vorbis-tools id3v2 mpg321
mpg123 libflac++6 ffmpeg libmp4v2-0 totem-mozilla icedax tagtool easytag id3tool lame
nautilus-script-audio-convert mozilla-helix-player helix-player libmad0 libjpeg-progs libmpcdec3
libquicktime1 flac faac faad sox ffmpeg2theora libmpeg2-4 uudeview flac libmpeg3-1 mpeg3-utils
mpegdemux liba52-dev

* Gstreammer 0.10

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-gnonlin
gstreamer0.10-pitfdll gstreamer0.10-sdl gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse
gstreamer0.10-schroedinger gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse totem-gstreamer

* More programs

sudo apt-get install gstreamer-dbus-media-service gstreamer-tools ubuntu-restricted-extras

* Enable dvd support

sudo aptitude install libdvdcss2 && sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/./

* Flash

sudo apt-get install gsfonts gsfonts-x11 flashplugin-nonfree

I read this information in ToDo list after installing Ubuntu

Written by alexcuesta

March 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Posted in Linux

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