Installing w32codecs in Ubuntu 9.04


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.This package is also needed to play .DAT video files.

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list file and enter the following repositories save and exit the file

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

For Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Users

deb feisty free non-free
deb-src feisty free non-free

Now you need to copy the key using the following command

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –

Update the source list using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Install Codecs using the following command

sudo apt-get install w32codecs libdvdcss2

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

sudo apt-get update

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