View Full Version : [ubuntu] regarding playing movies

January 9th, 2010, 07:53 AM
i have recently installed ubuntu in my dell inspiron 1525 laptop. i have difficulty playing movies in ubuntu. i have the default movie player but it is not able to play the movie. it asks for plugins to play it. an example of a plugin is here, MPEG-4 AAC decoder,
H.264 decoder. please advise me how to install these plugins and how to get alternative video and audio players.. cheers to all.

January 9th, 2010, 07:57 AM
Copy and paste into terminal

sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update

sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs libdvdcss2

January 9th, 2010, 09:36 AM
will it also solve the problem of no startup music.. normally a sort of music comes after we have provided the entries in the login screen...

January 11th, 2010, 03:36 PM
actually the login sound came after doing this.. but will i have to install something extra for the other sounds...