Codecs for Ubuntu 10.04

Asked by macdonald ginyani on 2011-04-15

I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 lucid (Windows install) and im having problems finding codecs to play mp3s or video. Unfortunately i dont have an internet connection on the installed pc so is there a way of downloading the codecs/decoders the installing them on my pc?

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2011-04-18
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2011-04-18

its my first time using ubuntu

run:

sudo 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; sudo apt-get install libdvdread4; sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get -y upgrade; sudo apt-get -y install vlc gnome-mplayer w32codecs

You will now be able to play pretty much anything (except realplayer files).

Daznis (vygintas) said : #3

open terminal ( ctrl + alt + t) and type:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras vlc -y

When i run in the terminal, the installation needs an internet connection which i dont have. Is there a way of installing codecs (or a new player) offline, without an internet connection?

That makes things a LOT harder, you will need to grab each and every deb file required for the installation. To make the whole thing easier I suggest you use a wired connection or borrow a wired connection from a buddy. You can also use this to get updated which is very important.

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