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How to install DVD and all audio/video codecs on Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10

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Ubuntu 9.04 comes with a few free codecs after installation. To enable DVD, xvid, divx, windows media, real audio/video, quick time and other popular audio/video format playback follow this simple tutorial:

  1. Go to Applications/Add/Remove and choose to show All Available Applications
  2. Next, from left menu choose Sound & Video and on search field enter “gstreamer” without quotes
  3. From the list bellow, choose all Gstreamer plugins:
    • GStreamer ffmpeg video plugin
    • GStreamer extra plugins
    • GStreamer plugins for mms, wavpack, quicktime, musepack
    • GStreamer plugins for aac, xvid, mpeg2, faad
  4. Click Apply Changes
After installing you can open every known audio/video format supported by Gstreamer framework.

If you have problems with playing DVD's try this terminal add tutorial:

First, you need to add Medibuntu to the repository - Medubuntu (Multimedia, Entertainment & Distractions In Ubuntu) is a repository of packages that cannot be included into the Ubuntu distribution for legal reasons (copyright, license, patent, etc). Doing that is quite easy, just copy and paste in terminal this commands block by block:

1. For adding medubuntu to repository:
sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
2. For adding GPG needed Key
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update
3. Next enter this lines in terminal for:
DVD playback:
sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2
4. For Windows, Real Networks, Quick Time and other codecs add one line depending of your Ubuntu version:

Ubuntu 9.04 32bit
sudo apt-get install w32codecs
Ubuntu 9.04 64bit
sudo apt-get install w64codecs
That's it. For DVD player, we recommend to install VLC media player. For anything else, the native Ubuntu player is quite enough. Have fun.

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Thank you very much. It helped a lot.

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