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How to install all existing media codecs?


How to install all possible media codecs from console?
Is there a way to load and save them for some cases without Internet
connection?
Thanks in Advance!
codecs

media

edited Sep 20 '12 at 20:24

asked Aug 2 '12 at 3:54

Jorge Castro

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UPDATE: May-2015
For Ubuntu 15.04 and 14.04 LTS (12.04 or later)
install CURL tool
sudo apt-get install curl

load VideoLAN repository


curl ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian/videolan-apt.asc | sudo apt-key add echo "deb ftp://ftp.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt
/sources.list.d/libdvdcss.list
sudo apt-get update

install VLC and Mplayer, and their support elements


sudo apt-get install vlc vlc-data vlc-plugin-pulse browser-plugin-vlc mplayer2

install remaining Ubuntu 'restricted extras' (skip if space is critical)


sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

enable full DVD support (depending on which Ubuntu release, these three packages may
already be installed)
sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 libdvdnav4 libdvdread4
sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

edited May 19 at 22:41


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answered Aug 2 '12 at 7:51


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didn't get. for what we adding medibuntu rep? to get wide codecs range? skater_nex Aug 2 '12 at 7:56

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ubuntu did'nt include some codec's due to licence issues , mediaubuntu team packed such codecs
Tachyons Aug 2 '12 at 8:01

see: medibuntu.org "Medibuntu is a packaging project dedicated to distributing software that cannot be
included in Ubuntu for various reasons, related to geographical variations in legislation regarding intellectual
property, security and other issues:" david6 Aug 2 '12 at 8:02

09/09/2015 10:31 PM

How to install all existing media codecs? - Ask Ubuntu

http://askubuntu.com/questions/171026/how-to-in...

Yep, I had this problem when I switched to Ubuntu a year ago lol. I only know how to install
them. I then made a mirror of my Linux installation as it's a bit more complex than using just
the Ubuntu Desktop. I use a Server Thin Client Environment.
Anyway the command to install codecs you need is
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-bad-multiverse

You may want to check if there is a later version of gstreamer available. The last one worked
well for me and all my videos played so I stuck to this version (0.10)
I'm sure there is a way to save it too but hopefully someone will answer your the second part
of your question here
answered Aug 2 '12 at 4:05
exIT Solutions
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you can download them from the gstreamer website. Click link exIT Solutions Aug 2 '12 at 4:09
Thanks, but I don't thinks your codec list if full enough. I need almost all existing codecs. skater_nex
Aug 2 '12 at 4:36

check out this Post installation guide. It has details on installing codecs in the Multimedia section. I hope
this helps link exIT Solutions Aug 2 '12 at 4:50

Install the ubuntu-restricted-extras for most of the codecs. To install it, click on the below
image:
Install and run aptoncd
to backup all the packages you have downloaded; you can reuse
them using aptoncd in any computer.
edited Jul 23 '13 at 17:00

answered Aug 2 '12 at 4:21

Alaa Ali
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I really need all the codecs. How Can I obtain rare ones? skater_nex Aug 2 '12 at 4:34
i think all the codecs would come with restricted extras, still you can search in the "software centre" for
any other codecs left to be installed. if you are a music professional , you can install "ubuntustudio
desktop" it will fetch all the required packages for art-music professionals. techvish81 Aug 2 '12 at 5:34

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