View Full Version : [ubuntu] Music player which codec? How 2 install

July 13th, 2009, 06:31 PM
Hi i installed Ubuntu 8.04. and when i play Music player. It shows me error of codec not installed.

Now i really don't know anything about this package. whr can i get in what way and how can i install it.

Please tell the easy steps.

Thank you,

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July 13th, 2009, 06:48 PM
Well, you can run sudo apt-get install mplayer, or sudo apt-get install vlc. These media players can play many proprietary media formats such as mp3 or wma. you can continue to download mplayer codecs found at http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20071007.tar.bz2.

This tutorial provides a good tutorial.

July 13th, 2009, 07:39 PM
Open a terminal (Applications, Accessories), and run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras