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Thread: Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) in Ubuntu 8.10

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    Wink Install Multimedia Players and Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) in Ubuntu 8.10

    Installing most of the codecs you need with a single package

    The package ubuntu-restricted-extras installs most of the codecs (except the ones below) you need.
    To install it, you need to add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list file or you need to make sure you have enabled Universe and multiverse repositories Using GUI.

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    Make sure you have the following two lines save and exit your file

    Code:
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid universe multiverse
    deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid universe multiverse
    Now you need to run the following command to update the source list

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Install mplayer using the following command

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
    If you use a 64 bit version of Ubuntu probably you would like to install a native 64 bit version of the flash player (that is far more stable than the version you install with the package flasplugin-nonfree , which is a 32 bit version of it emulated with nspluginwrapper)

    It is very simple:


    1) Download the 64 bit flash 10 plugin from here, and save it on the desktop: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/l...6_64.so.tar.gz

    this is the link of the adobe labs download page for 64 bit flash player (just if you wanna check if new versions of it have been released...)

    http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

    if the link above should not work try downloading by this link (a bit elder version, though...)

    http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Inter...ux-42958.shtml

    2) Remove previous existing versions of flash player: type in terminal, string by string:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge flashplugin-nonfree gnash gnash-common mozilla-plugin-gnash swfdec-mozilla libflashsupport nspluginwrapper
    sudo rm -f /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
    sudo rm -f /usr/lib/iceweasel/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
    sudo rm -f /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
    sudo rm -f /var/lib/flashplugin-nonfree//npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
    sudo rm -f ~/.mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libflashplayer.so
    3) Open the terminal and execute your file manager with root privileges, for example in gnome (ubuntu):

    Code:
    gksu nautilus
    4) Enter the /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins folder

    5) Extract the package you downloaded on the desktop and drag and drop the "libflashplayer.so" file from the desktop to the folder.

    6) Restart Firefox, open youtube and be sure the plugin works... it should and, you know what? no more flash crashes or grey windows on 64 bit Ubuntu !!!

    If you're using the Opera browser:

    Do this only if, after having done point 4 and 5, you can't experience flash in Opera

    7) Restart Opera and give a try to the youtube website. if flash doesn't work go forward:

    8 ) Enter the /usr/lib/opera/plugins folder

    9) Extract the package you downloaded on the desktop and drag and drop the "libflashplayer.so" file from the desktop to the folder.

    6) Reboot Opera, open youtube and be sure the plugin works... it should and, you know what? no more flash crashes or grey windows on 64 bit Ubuntu !!!

    Install Mplayer in Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)

    MPlayer is a movie and animation player that supports a wide range of codecs and file formats, including MPEG 1/2/4,DivX 3/4/5, Windows Media 7/8/9, RealAudio/Video up to 9, Quicktime 5/6, and Vivo 1/2. It has many MX/SSE (2)/3Dnow(Ex) optimized native audio and video codecs, but allows using XAnim’s and RealPlayer’s binary codec plugins, and Win32 codec DLLs. It has basic VCD/DVD playback functionality, including DVD subtitles, but supports many text- based subtitle formats too. For video output, nearly every existing interface is supported. It’s also able to convert any supported files to raw/divx/mpeg4 AVI (pcm/mp3 audio), and even video grabbing from V4L devices.

    You need to add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list file or you need to make sure you have enabled Universe and multiverse repositories Using GUI.

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
    Make sure you have the following two lines save and exit your file

    Code:
    deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid universe multiverse
    deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu intrepid universe multiverse
    Now you need to run the following command to update the source list

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Install mplayer using the following command

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install mplayer
    If you want to open mplayergo to Applications—>Sound&Video—> Mplayer Movie Player


    Install Smplayer (Mplayer Front-end)

    Qt Mplayer front-end, with basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer: it remembers the settings of all files you play. So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave… don’t worry, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume…

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install smplayer
    Install smplayer themes using the following command

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install smplayer-themes

    Install libdvdcss2 and w32 video codecs in Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)

    Support for WMV, RealMedia and other formats has been bundled into the w32codecs package. This package is not available from the Ubuntu repositories due to licensing and legal restrictions.

    For Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) Users run the following command

    Code:
    sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/intrepid.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
    Then, add the GPG Key using the following commands

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Use the following command

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs
    Using above download locations you can install most of the non-free mutimedia codecs for ubuntu.

    You can use the Medibuntu repository to install non-free programs like Skype also.

    Mplayer Plugin for Firefox

    If you want to install Mplayer with plug-in for Mozilla Firefox run the following command

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install mozilla-mplayer
    Streaming .wmv videos in Firefox

    For being able to view streaming .wmv videos in Firefox, you just need a plugin called "MediaPlayerConnectivity". It, actually, allows you to launch embed video of website in an external application with a simple click. You can find it here:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/it/firefox/addon/446


    DISCLAIMER: all the informations above are taken from the website www.ubuntugeek.com
    Last edited by slayer^_^; March 11th, 2009 at 03:20 PM. Reason: flash 64 bit new version updated and corrected
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    Re: Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) in Ubuntu

    Well, thanks for this, much easier in my opinion than certain other threads. *ahem*

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    Wink Re: Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) in Ubuntu

    you're welcome...
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    Re: Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) in Ubuntu

    Just so you know, you can edit the line;
    Code:
    sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/intrepid.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
    to
    Code:
    sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
    and then follow the rest of the codec instructions for hardy.

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    Re: Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) in Ubuntu

    Isn't this just condensed from the sticky?
    A good topic though, especially if you only want codecs

    Kubuntu users should use kate
    Code:
    sudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list
    I use nano for editing my sources list which works on all variants: [code]sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

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    Re: Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) in Ubuntu

    Would there be any reason that I can't use the mplayer-plugin for OGG and WAV files? In the ~/.mozilla/firefox/?.default/pluginreg.dat it would seem to suggest I should be able to, but I don't have it as an option in Firefox preferences (Just Totem web browsing plugin and Movie Player, which is kind of redundant)

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    Red face Re: Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) in Ubuntu

    are you sure you did everything right?

    try doing again:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install mozilla-mplayer
    and let me know if ti works or not...
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    Re: Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) in Ubuntu

    Hi,

    Quote Originally Posted by Izek View Post
    Well, thanks for this, much easier in my opinion than certain other threads. *ahem*
    I agree! Threads like this one:

    [Howto] Install the svn Mplayer under Intrepid Ibex
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1024592

    are way too much and go against the general Ubuntu prinicple of ease of use and ease of installation.

    Andrew
    Last edited by andrew.46; January 5th, 2009 at 10:04 AM.
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    Re: Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) in Ubuntu

    I still can not play wmv direct on my firefox! I can see that it downloads and have mplayer, yet when I play it is just blank!

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    Wink Re: Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) in Ubuntu

    Try with this addon for firefox... It, actually, allows you to launch embed video of website in an external application with a simple click.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/it/firefox/addon/446

    and let me know if it works...
    Last edited by slayer^_^; January 5th, 2009 at 03:47 PM.
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