Friday, October 30, 2009

How to make Ubnutu 9.10 Karmic Koala Multimedia Ready


Ubuntu 9.10 Required the following steps to Run Multimedia files like MP3, AVI, Mpeg, 3gp etc...

In Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala", the universe, multiverse and restricted repositories are activated by default.


For installing Multimedia files you need to add medibuntu repositories.

Run the following in command mode it will add medibuntu repositories in your sources list

$ sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/karmic.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

then Add the GPG Key:

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update

Run

$ sudo apt-get update

Now you can Install non-free-codecs

$ sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs

It will enables your system to support for MP3 and various other audio formats, unrar. Java runtime environment, Flash plugin, Microsoft fonts, w32codecs etc!

You can install more codecs and DVD Support by using

$ sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder

It will help you to run DVDs, AVI files and other mpeg codecs.

Now Install Famous VLC player and Mplayer

$ sudo apt-get install vlc mplayer

You can Install following interesting and useful utilities

Audio Editing Software Audacity

$ sudo apt-get install audacity

Adobe Acrobat Reader

$sudo apt-get install acroread acroread-plugins

If you have problem with any package add the following to you repositories

open /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/libs/ubuntu karmic main
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/c-korn/vlc/ubuntu karmic main

OR Open Applications -->Ubuntu Software Center and then select
Edit --> Software Sources and Then Select the tab
Other Software and ADD the above repositories
Run the Following Commands for avoiding Key Problems
$ sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0DA7581859566E92
$sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com D739676F7613768D

13 comments:

aldoara said...

Thanks!

Michel said...

I receive the following message for each key:
gpg: requesting key 7613768D from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: keyserver timed out
gpg: keyserver receive failed: keyserver error

shane said...

I had the same prob as Michel did, so I went here to install medibuntu...
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu
I copied and pasted each sudo command and walla, it worked, then i came back here and finsihed installing all the codecs, etc.

shane said...

I had the same prob as Michel did, so I went here to install medibuntu...
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu
I copied and pasted each sudo command and walla, it worked, then i came back here and finsihed installing all the codecs, etc.

CLS said...

Thanks dude ! it worked for me. Now I have to get back watching six feet under :)

thiblahute said...

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extra

Thomas said...

Hi. Couldn't have done it without this. I did have to go to the Medibuntu site https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu in the section 'Adding the Repository'. The rest I followed this page.

Thank you very much! Cheers,
Thomas

Christopher said...

I tried several sites and none of them worked for my new 9.10 install, but this one worked perfectly, thanks!

pedro friedman said...

yes,
just works. This is my first experience with linux and i.m very surprised!
thanks a lot!

Kiltman said...

This was awesome! I followed same plan as shane.

Peter Sierst Nielsen said...

This is so kool - I wonder if it would be smart to make a 1-liner or a script... just to make it real fast...
That I think I'll do one of these days =)

PJackson said...

Finally! A solution to playing DVD's now all i need is that mic to work and bye bye dual boot!

zeke43 said...

Excellent post. Got me squared away in less than 5 minutes. Appreciate the help!