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Q. How do I install Multimedia Codecs for Ubuntu Linux? Can you suggest Multimedia Player for Ubuntu Linux?
A. The best way to install Multimedia Codecs under Ubuntu Linux is use Automatix2 software. Please see previous FAQ Howto: Install Mplayer under Ubuntu Linux
Quick installation: Automatix2
Open terminal and type the following command:
$ wget http://www.getautomatix.com/apt/dists/feisty/main/binary-i386/automatix2_1.1-4.12-7.04feisty_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i automatix2_1.1-4.12-7.04feisty_i386.deb
Now Automatix2 can be run from terminal by typing the command:
Now install all required multimedia codecs and software.
Multimedia player for Ubuntu Linux
- Beep Media Player – Plays mp3 and other format
- Rhythmbox – An integrated music management application
- VLC Media Player
You can install above players and codecs using Automatix2 and Package manager which is located at System > Administrator > Synaptic Package Manager