Video - installing Mplayer and the binary codecs

Mplayer and the binary codec package is a potent combination for pretty much all your internet video needs on Linux. In this tutorial, Peter walks you through the installation on an Ubuntu system.
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Peter Upfold is a technology enthusiast from the UK. Peter’s interest in Linux stems back to 2003, when curiosity got the better of him and he began using SUSE 9.0. Now he runs Linux Mint 9 on the desktop, runs a CentOS-based web server from home for his personal website and dabbles in all sorts of technology things across the Windows, Mac and open source worlds.

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Discussion: Video - installing Mplayer and the binary codecs

  1. Randall (guest)

    # Posted on 11 December 2007 at 11:06 AM

    If you are using Ubuntu, it's probably better to install the codecs from the w32codecs (or w64codecs or ppc-codecs) package in the Medibuntu repository. There is more info about that at

    For Debian users, information for retrieving the w32codecs package is available from You can also find some other packages like MythTV in the repository.

  2. x (guest)

    # Posted on 25 January 2008 at 11:56 AM

    good one

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