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timstone
October 3rd, 2008, 01:20 AM
I was trying to watch a video online earlier and when it was streaming it was really blocky and looked like crap, figured it was just the codec that I installed.

Just wondering if there is a set of codecs that will let me watch all types of videos and if maybe one codec is better than another?

knattlhuber
October 3rd, 2008, 03:09 AM
This is an excellent Multimedia HOWTO:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683
Just follow the instructions and you are all set.

gandaran
October 3rd, 2008, 10:59 AM
it depends on what player you running
for totem or any gstreamer based player, install the gstreamer-plugins (codecs) find them in synaptic, alternatively you can buy the gstreamer-fluendo codecs.
for mplayer or mplayer clone/based player, you need the w32codecs or w64codecs for 64-bits system, just add the medibuntu repository to synaptic to get them.
for any XINE based player, just make sure libxine-ffmpeg is installed and the w32codecs too.
for VLC you don't need to install any codecs, it already comes installed with codecs.