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How To Install mp3 playback and multimedia support in Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx )

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Ubuntu is a computer operating system based on the Debian GNU/Linux and is distributed as free and open source software with additional proprietary software available.

Ubuntu is composed of many software packages, of which the vast majority are distributed under a free software license. The main license used is the GNU General Public License which, along with the GNU Lesser General Public License, explicitly declares that users are free to run, copy, distribute, study, change, develop and improve the software.

Multimedia support like MP3, avi, 3gp , DVD Video Playback are not available in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) due to patent, copyright, or license restrictions.

To get mp3 and other multimedia support on your Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) , use the following commands:

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list
sudo gpg --keyserver wwwkeys.eu.pgp.net --recv-keys 2EBC26B60C5A2783
sudo gpg --armor --export 2EBC26B60C5A2783 | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring
sudo apt-get update

To install non-free codecs, enter:

sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs

To install mp3 playback in Amarok, enter:

sudo apt-get install libxine1-ffmpeg
sudo apt-get install libxine1-all-plugins
sudo apt-get install libxine1-misc-plugins

To install DVD Support, enter:

sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

To install MS Windows codecs, enter:

sudo apt-get install w32codecs
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