[ubuntu-uk] multimedia notes

norman norman at littletank.org
Thu May 21 09:29:03 BST 2009


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Problem solved....
> > 
> >> Applications>Add/Remove
> >> 
> >> Ensure that 'All' is selected, and Click the choices to select 'All
> >> Available Applications' from the list.

It is also important to ensure that the box labelled "Show" contains
'All open source applications'.

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Just to be absolutely sure I also installed 'Regionset' and set it to
region 2.

Norman

> at  this stage it will be important that the list is refreshed,
> probably automatically, from the internet. I trust that the machine is
> connected to the internet?
> 
> >> Then into the 'Search' space type
> >> gstreamer
> >> 
> >> After a short time, the search results will display a number of
> >> gstreamer entries and in addition the item 'Ubuntu restricted extras'.
> > 
> > No entry appeared for Ubuntu restricted extras
> 
> Interesting. I have tried with an installed machine and also on one
> only running a 9.04 live cd, and in the live cd, there is no entry for
> ubuntu restricted extras when searching for gstreamer.
> However, in the installed machine the ubuntu restricted extras does
> appear ok.
> The differences might be related to updates - please check you have
> completed all updates first, (or possibly related to different
> repositories, I  cannot see why though).
> 
> If the updates  and internet connection do not fix the problem, then
> simply search on 'restricted' after you complete the gstreamer stuff?
> and you should see Ubunu restricted extras appear?
> 
> > and the odd thing was
> > there were two entries for OpenOffice.
> 
> mine too, but Open office is installed anyway so I ignore these entries
> 
> > Ignoring this set back I pressed on to the Medibuntu bit. 
> > 
> > < big snip >
> > 
> >> You can verify your success by looking at
> >> System>Administration>Software Sources
> >> and the tab
> >> Third Party Software
> >> and you should see medibuntu packages free and non free as being
> >> entered and ticked (enabled).
> > 
> > I verified that the entry was there under Third Party Software but I
> > could not find either libdvdcss2 or w32codecs.
> 
> I think perhaps my notes are not accurate for these two items, if so
> please accept my apologies.
> 
> I may have to re write the notes in this area to point users to back
> to the medibuntu website:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu
> 
> the section 'Playing Encrypted DVDs'
> and use the code as described (and not use the synaptic package
> manager as in my notes)
> sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2
> 
> and then also the section 'Playing Non-Native Media Formats'
> and use the code as described for example For i386, the package is
> called w32codecs:
> sudo apt-get install w32codecs
> 
> 
> I do not yet understand why the items do not appear using synaptic
> package manager as I first suggested (?)    maybe it is something to
> do with updating of the new repository, I do not know.
> 
> Anyway I hope this answers your questions?
> 
> -- 
> Ubuntu user #10391
> Linux user #360648
> 




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