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Old 10-15-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Thumbs up How to get codecs for Ubuntu linux.

I am new to Linux. I started to work on that.I am using the ubuntu Linux. I want to install the multimedia codecs for that, since i cant able to play audio and video, please can you let me know where to download and how to install clearly in neat steps.If possible specify the media players links to download.


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Old 10-16-2009, 12:44 AM   #2
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Open the file with the default music player (rythmbox), it will find and install codecs for you.

Or the other way is to install gst-plugins good, bad and ugly from system;administration;synaptic package manager
Old 10-16-2009, 04:11 AM   #3
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To install all codecs, Flash, Java, etc., etc., open the terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

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Old 10-16-2009, 07:32 AM   #4
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And if you haven't found a suitable video player yet, I recommend VLC Media player. It plays all video formats. Other players are for example: MPlayer, Xine, GXine
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