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Enable all the additional repositories namely main (which should already be enabled), universe, restricted and multiverse.

But how ? How_to_add_extra_repositories

To install extra codecs for Gstreamer:

Install the following packages from the Universe and Multiverse repositories


VLC media player for Ubuntu Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10, Ubuntu Hardy Heron LTS 8.04

Open Synaptic (System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager). In Settings -> Repositories, make sure you have a "multiverse" repository activated.

Search for vlc and install it. You should also install vlc-plugin-esd, mozilla-plugin-vlc (and libdvdcss2).

Command line way

You need to check that a "multiverse" mirror is listed in your /etc/apt/sources.list.

    % sudo apt-get update
    % sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-plugin-esd mozilla-plugin-vlc

deb hardy universe multiverse deb-src hardy universe multiverse

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mplayer

Support for WMV, RealMedia and other formats has been bundled into the w32codecs package. This package is not available from the Ubuntu repositories due to licensing and legal restrictions.

For Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Users run the following command

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

Then, add the GPG Key using the following commands

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring

sudo apt-get update

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For i386 Users install Codecs using the following command

sudo apt-get install w32codecs libdvdcss2

For amd64 Users install Codecs using the following command

sudo apt-get install w64codecs libdvdcss2

Using above download locations you can install most of the mutimedia codecs for ubuntu.

Mplayer Plugin for Firefox

If you want to install Mplayer with plug-in for Mozilla Firefox run the following command

sudo apt-get install mozilla-mplayer

Binary packages available in hardy

    * aacplusenc
    * acroread-escript
    * acroread
    * acroread-plugins
    * alsa-firmware
    * amarok-engines
    * amarok
    * amarok-xine
    * amrnb
    * amrwb
    * ffmpeg
    * googleearth-4.2-data
    * googleearth-4.2
    * googleearth-4.3-data
    * googleearth-4.3
    * googleearth
    * hot-babe
    * ibm-j2re1.5
    * ibm-j2re1.6
    * ibm-j2sdk1.5
    * ibm-j2sdk1.6
    * libamrnb3
    * libamrnb-dev
    * libamrwb3
    * libamrwb-dev
    * libavcodec1d
    * libavcodec-dev
    * libavformat1d
    * libavformat-dev
    * libavutil1d
    * libavutil-dev
    * libdvdcss2-dev
    * libdvdcss2
    * libpostproc1d
    * libpostproc-dev
    * libswscale1d
    * libswscale-dev
    * medibuntu-keyring
    * mencoder
    * mozilla-acroread
    * mplayer-doc
    * mplayer
    * mplayer-nogui
    * non-free-codecs
    * ppc-codecs
    * skype-common
    * skype
    * skype-static
    * skype-static-oss
    * w32codecs
    * w64codecs

Note: Amarok is already installed if you are using KDE.

sudo apt-get install amarok


         1. Totem
         2. Rhythmbox
         3. Sound Juicer
         4. Sound Recorder
         5. Serpentine
         6. AmaroK
         7. Kaffeine
         8. K3b

Video Players and Editors

         1. MPlayer
         2. Diva
         3. Kino
         4. gstreamer-editor
         5. totem-xine
         6. gxine
         7. xine-ui
         8. VLC

Music Players and Audio Editing

         1. Audacity
         2. Banshee
         3. Cactus Jukebox
         4. Cowbell Music Organizer
         5. XMMS
         6. Beep Media Player
         7. Muine
         8. Streamtuner
         9. Listen
        10. Exaile

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