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    I need help with codecs

    I know there is information out there but I don't know how to find it or exactly what I need. I've installed ripoff to rip CDs and I want to rip them to mp3.
    I downloaded a codec package to do that but I have no idea what to do with the package. I'm not the most technical person so could you please explain simply?
    Thanks a lot for any help!

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    Re: I need help with codecs

    Just do
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    and you will be covered.

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    Re: I need help with codecs

    Quote Originally Posted by WinterRain View Post
    Just do
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    and you will be covered.
    What does that do?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: I need help with codecs

    Quote Originally Posted by awjm View Post
    What does that do?
    Thanks in advance.
    That will give you needed codecs.

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    Re: I need help with codecs

    Open a terminal
    Applications > Accessories > Terminal
    and run these commands one at a time and your password wont be shown when you type it in just type it in and hit enter.
    This first one enables the medibuntu repository for restricted codecs and such
    Code:
    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
    Remove any browser media player plugin you currently have installed (totem-mozilla is installed by default, but you may have installed mozilla-mplayer or mozilla-plugin-vlc) like this:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove totem-mozilla mozilla-mplayer mozilla-plugin-vlc
    then for all the multimedia, mp3's, divx web player, and dvd playback
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras libdvdcss2 gecko-mediaplayer vlc
    Oracle Java is part of the ubuntu-restricted-extras package so use your arrow keys and Tab key to select and Enter to decline the Java terms of use since we'll install suns java next.
    Next we want the sun version of Java since it works better and will pass the test on this page.
    http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml
    It will say there is an update available but the main thing is it works.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get ininstall sun-java6-jre sun-java6-plugin
    And to get rid of one package in the restricted extras that causes problems:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    ttf-mscorefonts-installer bug report
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/debian/+s...ts/+bug/431217

    And to install Flash (the same as going to the adobe website) just click this link if using 9.04 or up, then on OK

    And you're done.

    VLC Player will be in Applications > Sound and Video > VLC
    Ultimate Edition Links

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