Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Medibuntu: Installing Encypted DVD Support & w32codecs

Medibuntu (Multimedia, Entertainment & Distractions In Ubuntu) is a repository of Debian packages that cannot be included into the Ubuntu distribution for legal reasons like copyright, license or patent restrictions or for geographical variations in legislation.

Medibuntu's repository comprises two components: free and non-free.
The free component contains Free software, whose source code is distributed under an open source licence. Software in the free component is not distributed by Ubuntu because of legal issues with that software in certain countries. Some software—such as Amarok and Kaffeine—is distributed by Ubuntu but with certain functionality taken away, again because of legal issues. Medibuntu distributes this kind of software with that functionality in place. The non-free component contains software whose source code is not distributed under an open source licence. “Non-Free” refers to freedom and not to price. Software in the non-free component is not distributed by Ubuntu because the software's licence restricts how it can be distributed. This software is usually not needed for general use, as open source alternatives are usually available.

Install Medibuntu for Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
Install Medibuntu for Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
Install Medibuntu for Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibexa

Packages available in Medibuntu:
aacgain (lossless mp4 normalizer with statistical analysis)
aacplusenc (high-Efficency AAC/AAC+ Encoder)
acroread-fonts (fonts for Acrobat reader)
alsa-firmware (contains firmware for ALSA devices)
amrnb (floating-point Adaptive Multi-Rate/AMR speech codec)
amrwb (adaptive Multi-Rate - Wideband/AMR-WB speech codec)
apport-hooks-medibuntu (allows users to
generate crash reports against Medibuntu packages and submit them to the
Medibuntu bugtracker)
gizmo5 (A VoIP software)
googleearth-data (Google Earth - data files)
googleearth (Google Earth)
hot-babe (a GTK-based monitoring app)
ices (streaming source for Icecast 2)
libamrnb3 (floating-point Adaptive Multi-Rate/AMR speech codec)
libamrnb-dev (development files for libamrnb3)
libamrwb3 (adaptive Multi-Rate - Wideband/AMR-WB speech codec)
libavcodec-extra-52 (ffmpeg codec library)
libavdevice-extra-52 (ffmpeg device handling library)
libavfilter-extra-0 (ffmpeg video filtering library)
libavformat-extra-52 (ffmpeg file format library)
libavutil-extra-49 (ffmpeg utility library)
libdvdcss2 (simple foundation for reading encrypted DVDs)
libdvdcss-dev (simple foundation for reading encrypted DVD)
libswscale-extra-0 (ffmpeg video scaling library)
medibuntu-keyring (contains the repository key for Medibuntu)
realplayer (RealPlayer 10 based on the open source Helix player)
rmconverter (Convert Real Media to AVI, MPEG, VCD, DVD,& WMV)
w32codecs (Proprietary codec binaries, i386 version)
w64codecs(Proprietary codec binaries, x86_64 version)

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