View Full Version : [ubuntu] Proxy Settings and Codecs in Ubuntu

Andy Varte
November 12th, 2011, 11:34 PM
I just installed Ubuntu. I can't play any music or video. I've Googled like mad on how to get the codecs. I've tried pasting certain command lines in Terminal, but nothing gets installed or downloaded. I've tried using the Ubuntu Software Centre, but nothing gets downloaded - I tried installing VLC player for example, and all I get is "Failed to Download Repository Information". My internet's pretty fast, but I use a proxy. I changed the proxy settings through System > Preferences > Network Proxy. I input the proxy, also input a username and password (which is required for my proxy connection), and clicked on 'Apply system wide'. Even after that, I can't download a thing. No codecs, no software! Help! I can browse the net only after inputting proxy settings in Firefox. Otherwise, zilch! Please help!