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Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs in Ubuntu 9.04
MPlayer is a movie and animation player that supports a wide range of codecs and file formats, including MPEG 1/2/4,DivX 3/4/5, Windows Media 7/8/9, RealAudio/Video up to 9, Quicktime 5/6, and Vivo 1/2. It has many MX/SSE (2)/3Dnow(Ex) optimized native audio and video codecs, but allows using XAnim’s and RealPlayer’s binary codec plugins, and Win32 codec DLLs. It has basic VCD/DVD playback functionality, including DVD subtitles, but supports many text- based subtitle formats too. For video output, nearly every existing interface is supported. It’s also able to convert any supported files to raw/divx/mpeg4 AVI (pcm/mp3 audio), and even video grabbing from V4L devices.

Install Mplayer in Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty)

You need to add the following lines to /etc/apt/sources.list file or you need to make sure you have enabled Universe and multiverse repositories Using GUI.

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Make sure you have the following two lines save and exit your file

deb jaunty universe multiverse
deb-src jaunty universe multiverse

Now you need to run the following command to update the source list

sudo apt-get update

Install mplayer using the following command

sudo apt-get install mplayer

If you want to open mplayer go to Applications—>Sound&Video—> Mplayer Movie Player

Install Mplayer Front-end

1) Smplayer

Qt Mplayer front-end, with basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer: it remembers the settings of all files you play. So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave… don’t worry, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume…

sudo apt-get install smplayer

Install smplayer themes using the following command

sudo apt-get install smplayer-themes

2) gnome-mplayer

A simple GUI for MPlayerIt provides a simple and clean interface to MPlayer. GNOME MPlayer has a rich API that is exposed via DBus. Using DBus you can control a single or multiple instances of GNOME MPlayer from a single command.GNOME MPlayer can be used to play media on websites when used in conjunction with Gecko Mediaplayer.

Install gnome mplayer using the following command

sudo apt-get install gnome-mplayer

Install libdvdcss2 and w32 video codecs in Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty)

Support for WMV, RealMedia and other formats has been bundled into the w32codecs package. This package is not available from the Ubuntu repositories due to licensing and legal restrictions.To play encrypted DVDs, the libdvdcss2 package is essential.

For Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) Users use the following procedures

sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

Then, add the GPG Key using the following commands

sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring

sudo apt-get update

For i386 Users install Codecs using the following command

sudo apt-get install w32codecs libdvdcss2

For amd64 Users install Codecs using the following command

sudo apt-get install w64codecs libdvdcss2

Using above download locations you can install most of the mutimedia codecs for ubuntu.

Mplayer Plugin for Firefox

If you want to install Mplayer with plug-in for Mozilla Firefox run the following command

sudo apt-get install mozilla-mplayer

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