Sunday, October 29, 2006

MPlayer on Kubuntu Edgy Eft

No matter how many media player for linux I try I always end up using MPlayer. In my opinion is the best player ever.

To install it in Edgy Eft we must add the multiverse repositories to the source.list file. Simply add these lines to the /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb edgy multiverse
deb-src edgy multiverse

Then simply update and install mplayer repository with:

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install mplayer

To add the win32codecs (for wmv playback) first download the lastest version from here and install it using dpkg:

sudo dpkg -i w32codecs_xxxxxxxxi386.deb

Replace the xxxxxxxx with the version you downloaded and enjoy!.

update: In Feisty Fawn there is no need to enable the multiverse repositories. Mplayer seems to be included in the default repositories.

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