Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10 Codec guide

Thanks to Ubuntu1501.com blog for their easy codec guide!
(please not that vlc media player will not be installed with this guide, if you want to install it go to the app guide)

This guide will allowing you to play Flash, Java mp3, aac, DVDs ,mp4, avi, wmv and many more formats.

In a terminal type:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex can not play encrypted DVDs or use certain Windows codecs out of the box. This guide will show you how to install the Medibuntu repository and these codecs.

Add the Medibuntu Repository
In a terminal type:
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/intrepid.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

Then you have to add the GPG Key to authenticate the packages and Update
In a terminal type:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update

You may be asked to accept this package even though it cannot be authenticated. This is normal; typing "Yes" means you trust Medibuntu.

Download the encrypted DVD playback codecs
In a terminal type:
sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 libdvdread3

Download the Window codecs
In a terminal type:
sudo apt-get install w32codecs


  1. Amazing blog dude, helped me a lot! Waiting for the OS installation guide, still got issues and can't get Ubuntu work correctly..:(

  2. Thanks for the codecs, works great. Keep the site up!!