Movie player does not work with new install 12.04

Asked by bccynic on 2012-12-15

Had 12.04 on my old computerand movie player worked fine. Have new computer, (Dell XPS 8500 Win7). Had to install on a completely separate disk, which I prefer, but Movie player says it needs plug-ins searches, finds them then can't install, first messages said needs python v 2.7, which I found after installing Synaptic, and installed it still no go. Downloaded VLC whcih does work. How can I make Mpovie Player work?

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2012-12-15
N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and apply this command please

$ sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get install -y ubuntu-restricted-extras

Thanks

Also run:

sudo -E wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update

As well as:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install libdvdread4; sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh; sudo apt-get upgrade

Please try running these commands:

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/`lsb_release -cs`.list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -

sudo apt-get -q update

sudo apt-get --yes -q --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring

sudo apt-get -q update

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted*

sudo apt-get install mplayer vlc

sudo apt-get install w32codecs libdvdcss2

sudo apt-get install w64codecs libdvdcss2

Run the previous line if you are using the 64-bit version of Ubuntu.

Then try viewing the file using vlc or mplayer.

Source: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/216873

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