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Friday, November 27, 2009

Multimedia and Codecs on Ubuntu

For all the people who are migrating to Ubuntu from Windows ..... here is a nice package where you have all the codecs and all the support from Ubuntu for the windows files that you have.

Go to Terminal ( Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal ) and type the following command. 

sudo aptitude install ubuntu-restricted-extras

You will be prompted to enter the password of your 'root' account. Enter that and confirm the Installation ( you will be asked to press yes/no -- hit a 'y' ).

Through this pack you will be able to get codecs to play MP3 files and other GStreamer Plugins, Microsoft Fonts, JRE and Flash Plugin and a host of other features.

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