Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)
Install Mplayer in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)
You have to make sure you have enabled universe,multiverse repositories
Now you need to run the following command to update the source list
sudo apt-get update
Install mplayer using the following command
sudo apt-get install mplayer
Click on the following link
If you want to open mplayer go to Applications—>Sound&Video—> Mplayer Movie Player
Install w32 video codecs and libdvdcss2 in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)
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.To play encrypted DVDs, the libdvdcss2 package is essential.
The following command adds Medibuntu's repository to Ubuntu. It also adds Medibuntu's GPG key to your keyring, which is needed to authenticate the Medibuntu packages.
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list
sudo apt-get -q update
--allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring
sudo apt-get -q update
For i386 Users install Codecs using the following command
sudo apt-get install w32codecs libdvdcss2
For amd64 Users install Codecs using the following command
sudo apt-get install w64codecs libdvdcss2
Using above download locations you can install most of the mutimedia codecs for ubuntu.
Mplayer Plugin for Firefox
If you want to install Mplayer with plug-in for Mozilla Firefox run the following command
sudo apt-get install mozilla-mplayer
or click on the following link
Upgraded to Karmic from Jaunty tonight. In Jaunty, I had no problems playing wmv, flv, etc files in MPlayer. After upgrade, I cannot. I tried what is proposed in this article (even tried reinstalling mplayer, w32codecs, etc) with no luck.
I took a look at medibuntu’s site, and it appears that they do not have the karmic version of mplayer up yet, so I wonder if that’s the reason.
Nevermind. Turns out I had a problem with my libx264-67 library. I uninstalled it, uninstalled mplayer completely, and reinstalled. Good to go, thanks!
guys, what is with the two dashes on gray background in the commands above? Does it seem correct?
That is only code background for wordpress double dashes so you just use the full command fixed now
There’s an Error in the wget line on the medibuntu repo. delete the Space between
— and output-document
This is the corrected line:
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list –output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
No need to install libdvdcss from a third party.
please remove the space between ‘–‘ and ‘output-document……’
Thanks so much for the tips, I actually need to install Mplayer Plugin for Firefox, now I can watch online TV on my FF 🙂
The plugin ‘mozilla-mplayer’ does not get along with the ‘totem-mozilla’ that may be installed by default. Therefore, remove it.
sudo apt-get remove totem-mozilla
thank you man!
your instructions worked out to be perfect.
Hi guys, thanx for the links and updates, but i just install karmic from an old cd, was kindoff fedup of XP, and im trouble with video codecs, cant install vlc or mplayer, even after the above steps work fine, still cant get MPlayer in synaptec or software centre. need help. plz. have tried several repositories, but always get a dependency error.
am using ubuntu 9.10 but i cant play music or watching movie, i need some help