[Tips] MP3 support, DVD playback in Ubuntu

Some times it is really disturbing after installed a new Ubuntu/Linux and cant play mp3 files. That’s why i need to make a note down here 😀

1. MP3 support, DVD playback, Java plugin, and Flash plugin

To install ubuntu-restricted-extras package. In terminal window, command is:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

For Kubuntu, command is :

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-restricted-extras

For Xubuntu, command is:

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-restricted-extras

2. Install w32codecs

This non-free multimedia codecs will be used for MPlayer and Xine. To install w32codecs, you can see also here.

3. Install CompizConfig Settings Manager

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

4. Install Opera 9.24

To use commercial repository for Ubuntu 7.10.

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add this line:

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ gutsy partner

After save file, run these commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install opera

5. Clean up Ubuntu

To clean up Ubuntu 7.10, run the following commands:

sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo apt-get clean

Or use:

sudo apt-get autoremove



About Tanveer
RIA (Rich Internet Application) Developer with a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in client/server and relational database design. Always interested in migration projects, as well as close interaction with the DB manufacturers.

One Response to [Tips] MP3 support, DVD playback in Ubuntu

  1. Tiago Faria says:

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