Friday, April 10, 2009

Medibuntu for Ubuntu 9.04

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 w32codes, Skype and Google earth in both i386 and lpia architectures.

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope 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 --output-document=/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

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

Download Skype
In a terminal type:
sudo apt-get install skype

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Anonymous said...

just went through this everything installed without a hitch, now i need a headset to test it out

pHreaksYcle said...

No, you don't.

The mini has a built in microphone directly below the touchpad.

Anonymous said...

libdvdread3 isn't there.

But libdvdcss2 is.

Anonymous said...

Same for me libdvdread3 not there, but libdvdcss2 was there

redDEAD said...

sudo apt-get install libdvdread3
it worked for me

red@red-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install libdvdread3
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
libdvdread3 is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Alan /Melbourne said...

re Skype

E: Couldn't find package skype

Any suggestions?

redDEAD said...

Ubuntu is growing. The number of users is exploding. The repos are getting hit hard. It's there, try again. Be patient or use this link:

William said...

I've reinstalled 9.04 from scratch leaving the beta behind. In reinstalling all the goodies listed here I still can get the libdvdread3 library to be found and/or installed. I also can't get Skype to work. Every time I try the "test" call it tells me there is a problem with my audio. Are these things connected? I must be missing some resources. Skype on the Mini 9 using Jaunty would make this a very useful machine.