Install Multimedia Codecs For Ubuntu Linux

Q. How do I install Multimedia Codecs for Ubuntu Linux? Can you suggest Multimedia Player for Ubuntu Linux?

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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:
$ automatix2

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

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2 comments… add one
  • john Aug 20, 2008 @ 12:47

    Hey I also want to know how to update new multimedia codec? is there any other codecs are compatible or we need specific?

  • Fred Randolph Mar 2, 2009 @ 14:52

    I am sorry to you and everyone that Automatrix is no longer there, as their site has been permanently shut down by the Feds.

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