View Full Version : [ubuntu] Trouble Installing w32codecs

August 21st, 2008, 10:33 PM
I wanted to post this, because I searched for a while and couldnt find any answers. Once i stumbled upon it i wanted to share my findings.

I am running Hardy Heron and was having trouble getting MP3 and DVD Playback. I went through serveral HowTo's and kept crashing at the same point. When I would attempt to install the w32codec, it needed libstdc++5 but couldn't find it. I tried several different ways of adding the Medibuntu repositories with no luck. I eventually found the package on a Debian site and installed it, and its dependencies from there.

libstdc++5 (http://debian.oregonstate.edu/debian/pool/main/g/gcc-3.3/libstdc++5_3.3.6-15_i386.deb)
gcc-3.3 (http://debian.oregonstate.edu/debian/pool/main/g/gcc-3.3/gcc-3.3-base_3.3.6-15_i386.deb)

Once those were installed, I just added w32codec from a terminal prompt and was done!

sudo apt-get install w32codecs

August 21st, 2008, 11:30 PM
Both libstdc++5 & gcc-3.3 are in the Universe repository.