Howto make Ubuntu 9.04 – Multimedia Ready

Ubuntu 9.04 Required the foll0wing steps to Run Multimedia files like MP3, AVI, Mpeg, Flash file etc…

In Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty jackalop”, the universe, multiverse and restricted repositories are activated by default.

For installing Multimedia files you need to add medibuntu repositories.

Run the follwing in command mode it will add medibuntu repositories in your sources list

H4ck3r@kartook:~$ sudo wget –output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

then Add the GPG Key:

H4ck3r@kartook:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update


H4ck3r@kartook:~$ sudo apt-get update

Now you can Install non-free-codecs

H4ck3r@kartook:~$ sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs

It will enables your system to support for MP3 and various other audio formats, unrar. Java runtime environment, Flash plugin, Microsoft fonts, w32codecs etc!

You can install more codecs and DVD Support by using

H4ck3r@kartook:~$ sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder

It will help you to run DVDs, AVI files and other mpeg codecs.

Now Install Famous VLC player and Mplayer

H4ck3r@kartook:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc mplayer

You can Install following interesting and useful utilities

Audio Editing Software Audacity

H4ck3r@kartook:~$ sudo apt-get install audacity

Adobe Acrobat Reader

H4ck3r@kartook:~$sudo apt-get install acroread acroread-plugins

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