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Multimedia Support in Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

Often the case (and especially) when it comes out a new version of Ubuntu, that repositories from which we tend to download software are highly saturated. If you want to download and install the software more quickly, we will have to modify the list of repositories.

There is an option to Synaptic, which allows us to select a server closest to our region. To change this to a server closest go to System> Administration> Origins of software under the tab "Software Ubuntu", choose "download".

Install the software basics of compilation
If you want to compile some of the package that only have the source code, in this case we need to install packages basic Basic compilation:

    sudo aptitude install build-essential

Installing the extra restrictive.
There are certain packages that do not come by default in Ubuntu for legal issues. for example, may be the plug-in flash, or codecs to be able to play some video formats. There is a metapackage (a package that includes many more packages and installs) called ubuntu-restricted-extras that can install all the required restricted packages.

    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Repository for mediubuntu Intrepid Ibe
Mediubuntu is a repository where we can find some applications and codecs that are not installed by default. We can add to the list of repositories from command terminal:

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

and then

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

Multimedia Codecs
    sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2
    For i386 -- sudo apt-get install w32codecs
    For amd64 -- sudo apt-get install w64codecs
    For ppc -- sudo apt-get install-ppc codecs

Multimedia codecs for GStreamer
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10 FAAD gstreamer0.10-plugins-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse gstreamer0.10-pitfdll liblame0

Install VLC, Smplayer and Mplayer with all codecs and DVD support
    sudo apt-get install vlc
    sudo apt-get install smplayer
    sudo apt-get install mplayer

Install Flash Player Plugin
    sudo apt-get install dtc.templates libflashsupport
    sudo apt-get install mozilla-plugin-gnash


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the clear instructions.

The only bit of trouble I had (intrepid) was thus:
henry@henry-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install dtc.templates libflashsupport
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package dtc.templates

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