How to install multimedia codecs : Ubuntu (6.06.1 / 6.10)

By | 2006/11/24

UPDATE: ubuntu-restricted-extras-all-that-extra-stuff-all-in-one-place

I have recently posted about Seveas’ Repository, which includes a comprehensive package for multimedia within gnome or kde. I also wanted to outline how you can manually install most of the main multimedia codecs for your ubuntu machine. (I personally still prefer the manual method as there are a few aspects of Seveas’ multimedia package that I don’t like.)

Install Multimedia Codecs for Ubuntu

sudo aptitude install gstreamer0.10-pitfdll gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-gl gstreamer0.10-plugins-base gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse libxine-extracodecs w32codecs

Everything included in these multimedia codec packages should give you complete playback ability for most known codecs.
Note: the above command should be inputted on one line. Also, a few of these codecs are not yet supported for amd64 users.

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14 thoughts on “How to install multimedia codecs : Ubuntu (6.06.1 / 6.10)

  1. Ubuntu Tutorials

    that link is a little more comprehensive. I am generally more reluctant to install from outside repositories however. Everything in this list comes from the standard repositories.

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  3. Sumeet

    Hi..

    I have installed all the above codecs as described above in the sudo aptitude install command, however I am still not able to play wma files. Do you know the solution? Please help me.
    I am using Dapper.
    Thanks,
    Sumeet.

  4. The Net Duck

    Some wma files can be weird like that. I believe not all wma files are alike? Anyway, try to find out what kind of wma file it is. Wish I could be of more help

    The Net Duck

  5. patilens

    please help me, i can’t to use aplication from ubuntu……
    example aplication from music and other…please give keyword to use it..
    cause my keyword is wrong..rep be quick

  6. patilens

    please give me codecs………rep be quick

  7. weedie

    [email protected]:~$sudo aptitude install gstreamer0.10-pitfdll gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-gl gstreamer0.10-plugins-base gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse libxine-extracodecs w32codecs
    Password:

    There it stops. 😀 Can’t do anything. What should I write on Password?

  8. dateson

    Are those codecs copyright ? Is it illegal to use it ? I’m asking it because I need it for non personal use.

  9. SeeFurstAskL8r

    looks like a lot of those codecs b gone from the freecontrib.org site. if you do apt-get update a lot of 404’s appear.

  10. tushar

    i cant play mp3,mpeg,dat,vob,divx,avi.
    what should i do?

  11. Sunny

    Thanks! Looks like it solved my VLC/Ubuntu crash/hang issue : )

  12. Anurag

    Thanks .. It worked well for me

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