Tuesday, May 4, 2010

How to Enable Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Linx ) Multimedia Ready (for playing MP3 , AVI, 3gp, DVD Video etc)

Multimedia support like MP3, avi, 3gp , DVD Video Playback are not available in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) . Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) cannot included other multimedia software due to patent, copyright, or license restrictions, such as Adobe Flash Player and RealNetworks RealPlayer. If you want to play a Multimedia file like MP3 in ubuntu 10.04 , read the following

Fist You have to add the medibuntu repository

Follow these instructions to get mp3 and other multimedia support on your Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx).

$ sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list
$ sudo apt-get --quiet update
$ sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring
$ sudo apt-get --quiet update

Now you can install codecs
Install non-free-codecs:

$ sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs

Get your free ebook Get it now

Install DVD Support by using following command:

$ sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2  (see my previous post)

Now install MS Windows codecs:

$ sudo apt-get install w32codecs

VLC player and Mplayer:

$ sudo apt-get install vlc mplayer


Filipe said...

Thank you very much for this article about running media files on lucid.
I'm new to this OS and I got a lot of trouble trying to play my video files.

Fabrizio said...

Very nice, quick and painless. Thank you.

Boagernes said...

You are worshipful!