Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Medibuntu for Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

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. You can find the full list of available software here.

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala 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.

To add the Medibuntu Repository:
In a terminal type:
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/karmic.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
- This will show ubuntu where to download the packages from

To add the Medibuntu keyring:
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

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This guild does not work on fresh install of kubuntu 9.10 alpha 4

redDEAD said...

use kate instead of gedit for kde

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_(text_editor)

Tomi said...

Thank you sir for this info!

Gniewomir Świechowski said...

Thanks, it was very helpful.

erik ringmar said...

Hi there,

This is potentially great info, but when playing VLC, I get:

Playback failure:
DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/scd0".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/scd0'. Check the log for details.

Something still seems not to work.

Any ideas?

yours always,

Erik

erik ringmar said...

This is potentially great info, but when playing VLC I get:

Playback failure:
DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/scd0".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/scd0'. Check the log for details.

Something seems still not to be right. Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Bonjour!

Merci pour votre aide car VLC ne fonctionnait plus chez moi.

Thanks a lot!

Gwenran.

Gwenran said...

Merci pour votre aide!

Gwenran.

rudy_mills said...

I getting "Package skype is unavailable," but I was able to install everything else. Do you think this is a temporary problem? Thanks!

redDEAD said...

Skype is no longer in the medibuntu repository. You can download it from www.skype.com