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nhyrum
July 13th, 2012, 02:26 AM
trying to watch some videos on the internet and it says i need divx plugins. i have the firefox flash player plugins and installed the ubuntu specific package thing. how do i install divx? do i just do some sudo get- install divx thing like i dig for the others?

Whovian
July 13th, 2012, 03:22 AM
Did you install the restricted extras? It has all the necessary plugins to view videos.

nhyrum
July 13th, 2012, 05:56 AM
Did you install the restricted extras? It has all the necessary plugins to view videos.

i already installed the ubuntu restricted extras.

what about vlc? how do i install that?

ubudog
July 13th, 2012, 05:59 AM
what about vlc? how do i install that?

This should do it:

sudo apt-get install vlc

mastablasta
July 13th, 2012, 07:56 AM
what about vlc? how do i install that?


like any other porgramme it can be found in Ubuntu software center

you can also use command like if you prefer...

bobsan
July 15th, 2012, 09:08 PM
To watch divx in FF you need to install the gecko-mediaplayer. The totem divx plugin also works but not very good. vlc is awesome as a standalone player but its mozilla plugin just sucks, never works on anything. You can get the latest gecko-mediaplayer from https://launchpad.net/~ed10vi86/+archive/video

To install the proper codecs add medibuntu to your sources list and install w32/64 codecs. Here is the detailed instruction. http://www.unixmen.com/how-to-add-medibuntu-repository-in-ubuntu-via-terminal-and-gui/