problem with ubuntu

Asked by keshav

 hello sir, i've installed ubuntu in my pc recently, the problem is i dont have internet connection when i try to play any media files it showing that "suitable software not been installed" and also it is asking codecs plz kindly provide me solution to play the audio and video files (if there are any codecs to be downloaded plz mention URL)

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Steve (stupendoussteve-deactivatedaccount) said :

For codecs, please add the Medibuntu repository (if it is legal in your
place of residence) and then run sudo aptitude install

The instructions for setting up the repository are at - You can probably get by
with the "Any Ubuntu Release and keyring" step alone.

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FD (fdouw) said :

I believe you do not need Medibuntu repositories to play any restricted formats—I do not need it, anyway. You do need the “ubuntu-restricted-extras” package though.

If you do not have a working Internet connexion on your computer running Ubuntu, you can download .deb files on another computer. You can browse the official repositories at: The package you are looking for can be found here: It is possible that you also need some of the packages that are recommended on this page.

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