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reference for enabling multimedia in Linux





akshar
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This post is meant to be a reference for anyone who wants to enable mp3 and video playback in most linux distributions. Think of this as a 'cheat sheet' mainly with links to other sites, having copy paste commands ready for you

Ubuntu:
NEVER EVER SUGGEST AUTOMATIX.It is untested software, poorly written, and is known to severly break many many ubuntu installs.
The best ever guide for multimedia on ubuntu is this wiki page - http://wiki.ubuntu.com/RestrictedFormats

Fedora:
The one and only - http://fedorafaq.org
One more link, thanks to JGuru - http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...ion_notes.html

Suse:
Thanks to sPiN - http://spinink.net/suse-for-windows-users/
One more link, again thanks to JGuru - http://www.thejemreport.com/mambo/in...54&Item id=42

I hope this is made a sticky, so that new users can refer to it. Thanks ! Also, if you can think of any more distros which specifically disable multimedia support due to legal issues, please inform me, so that I can add them in the list. Any further additions,comments,suggestions welcome !
ocalhoun
Spamulous copy-pasting, but very helpful nonetheless. I've needed such a resource for a while.
akshar
Actually I have given some web space to my friend from my frihost account and he is supposed to make all posts for me on the site.

He is new to forums world hence he is adehering to copy pasting that too in the wrong forums. I guess this article should have come under Software section.

Thanks to frihost guys thought I recieved several warnigns

I am a student but soon I will be earning and then I send a good hefty cheque to them for giving me such excellent service.
surdy
THe links are useful Very Happy
thanks buddy
jackill
Maybe this distro: http://linuxmint.com/ I didn't tested but, it looks good Smile
Studio Madcrow
Just use PCLinuxOS. It's based originally on Mandrake 9.3 but has since gone off in its own direction. The default install sets you up to play MP3s and MPEG-4 based videos (aka you get uncensored versions of Mplayer and Xine/Kaffeine) but to play DVDs you need to get libdvdcss. Luckily that's not hard as it's part of the official package repositoiry online...
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