Friday, October 17, 2008

Medibuntu for Ubuntu 8.10

Medibuntu (Multimedia, Entertainment & Distractions In Ubuntu) is a repository of packages that cannot be included into the Ubuntu distribution for legal reasons like copyright, license or patent restrictions. It also includes many popular .debs for ffmpeg encoding, w32codes, skype and google earth.

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex can not play encrypted DVDs or use certain Windows codecs out of the box. This guide will show you how to install the Medibuntu repository and these codecs.

Add the Medibuntu Repository
In a terminal type:
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

Then you have to add the GPG Key to authenticate the packages and Update
In a terminal type:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update

You may be asked to accept this package even though it cannot be authenticated. This is normal; typing "Yes" means you trust Medibuntu.

Download the encrypted DVD playback codecs
In a terminal type:
sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 libdvdread3

Download the Window codecs
In a terminal type:
sudo apt-get install w32codecs

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Marcelo said...

I can't install w32codecs... i get a "no candidate" error message... but I followed all the steps

Marcelo said...

I found that since I am using ubuntu for 64 bits... i should install w64codecs

anyhow... I still can't watch Pink Floyd The Wall DVD, but I can other DVDs... what can be the problem? (it is not a DVD problem like scratches)


redDEAD said...

I don't support Ubuntu 64-bit. Although I doubt it's the reason. Trying playing it in VLC.

sudo apt-get install vlc

William said...

I got Skype installed, and I can hear sound, but my microphone apparently doesn't work. How did you get the microphone to work? Thanks in advance!

Anonymous said...

To get your mic to work go to Volume Control > Preferences > Input Device > Front Mic
You might also have to do Preferences > Recording > Set to max