How To Enable The Support Of H.264 Videos On Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet And Official Flavors

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet and flavors do not have native support for H.264 and Flash, but some tweaks can be made, in order to fix this issue.

So, for watching H.264 videos you will have to install FFmpeg plugin for GStreamer. To my mind, the easiest way to do this is to download the deb package and install it via the command-line interface. I prefer to use gdebi over dpkg because it also installs the dependency packages, if they are available.
How To Enable The Support Of H.264 Videos On Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet And Official Flavors

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install the FFmpeg plugin for GStreamer on 32 bit systems:

$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise universe"
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/g/gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg/gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg_0.10.13-5_i386.deb
$ sudo gdebi gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg_0.10.13-5_i386.deb
$ sudo sed -i '/precise/d' /etc/apt/sources.list

How to install the FFmpeg plugin for GStreamer on 64 bit systems:

$ sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise universe"
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi
$ wget archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/g/gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg/gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg_0.10.13-5_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg_0.10.13-5_amd64.deb
$ sudo sed -i '/precise/d' /etc/apt/sources.list

If you are an Opera user and want to enable the H.264 and Flash support in your browser, you have to install Google Chrome and install the pepperflashplugin-nonfree plugin:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
$ wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable pepperflashplugin-nonfree

 

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