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How to add Multimedia

To complete multimedia under Ubuntu the following steps need to be taken:
  • Adding multimedia using Synaptic Package manager
  • Adding multimedia using the repositories of Medibuntu
  • Installing files for DVD playback

Adding multimedia using Synaptic Package manager
The following multimedia package is standard available in the Ubuntu repositories. The package which needs to be installed is:
- ubuntu-restricted-extras

To install this package open Synaptic Package Manager and click on the Search button, search for ubuntu-restricted-extras and click on Search.
Rigth-click on the package and select Mark for installation and click on Apply.

If you're running Xubuntu, search for: xubuntu-restricted-extras and if you're running Kubuntu, then search for: kubuntu-restricted-extras

Adding the repositories of Medibuntu
First the repositories needs to be added to Software Sources. This can be done easily using the terminal by entering the following command (copy/paste):
sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update

Press Enter. If prompted, enter your password: it remains completely invisible, you will not even asterisks, which is by design. Press Enter again. Through the terminal, Ubuntu now carries out a lot of work. Wait until this job is finished.

Depending on the processor architecture take the following command:

For 32-bit Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install w32codecs non-free-codecs

For 64-bits Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install w64codecs non-free-codecs

Press Enter and the selected packages will be installed. It is possible that Update Manager now offers some updates for some multimedia packages. These updates are from the Medibuntu source package. Accept these updates for installation.

DVD playback
To get full DVD playback, the following needs to be done:

Open a terminal and type the following command: sudo apt-get install libdvdread4.
Press Enter. If prompted, enter your password.

Now the installation script can be executed by the following command in a terminal: sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/ Press Enter. If prompted, enter your password. When the installation is completed, the terminal window can be closed. Now full DVD playback is available.