[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu waht to do next

Michael Wood admin at x3n.me.uk
Mon Nov 27 12:37:56 GMT 2006

sergio leone wrote:
> I have loaded the ubuntu and it looks good and easy well done but I cant get
> the video player to go and I tried to get yahoo and msn and bits I needed
> but it wont take the down loads .where do I go to get a good dvd player and
> yahoo and msn and the bits I need thx 
For MSN and Yahoo Instant messaging you can use a program called Gaim, 
you should be able to find this under the menu "Applications > Internet 
 > Gaim Instant Messenger

Once open you can then add your MSN and Yahoo accounts.

For DVD playback please see this page: 
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats skip down to Playing 
encrypted DVDs (most DVDs are encrypted)

This will install the ability to decrypt the DVDs - For legal reasons 
ubuntu can't ship this with it installed

I recommend mplayer as your DVD playing program instructions on how to 
install can be found here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MPlayer

If you don't want to read up you can just do this: Go to System menu > 
Administration > Synaptic package manager > Settings > Repositories > 
tick software restricted by copyright or legal issues > click apply > 
click reload > click search > enter "mplayer"
right click on the result "mplayer" and select "mark for installation" > 
then click apply

After it's finished you should find mplayer in Applications > sound and 
video > mplayer

- Michael Wood

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