How To Install The Debian Multimedia Repository On Debian Operating Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. In this article I will show you how to install / add the Debian Multimedia repository on Debian. As you may already know, Debian Multimedia contains unofficial applications, that could not be added to the official Debian repos because they are released under proprietary licence. 

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This guide works for Debian Sid, Debian Wheezy, Debian Squeeze and Debian Jessie (testing).

How to install the Debian Multimedia Repository on Debian:

1. Add the repository:

First, go to this site and locate a good mirror for you. Choose one from your country, or, if not available, from a country near you.

In this article I chose a Romaniam mirror, but feel free to replace the red colored links with the suitable mirror for you:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://ro.alwayshere.net/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb-src http://ro.alwayshere.net/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Add the key:

$ wget http://www.deb-multimedia.org/pool/main/d/deb-multimedia-keyring/deb-multimedia-keyring_2012.05.05_all.deb -O deb-multimedia-keyring.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i multimedia-keyring_all.deb

3. Update the repository index:

$ sudo apt-get update

If you have added the deb-multimedia repo, its key and updated the local repos correctly, , you can install proprietary drivers:

Install the needed proprietary drivers, on 32 bit Debian systems:

$ sudo apt-get install libfaad2 libmp4v2-1 libfaac0 alsamixergui twolame blades libmp3lame0 libdvdnav4 libdvdread4 libdvdcss2 w32codecs ffmpeg

Install the needed proprietary drivers, on 64 bit Debian systems:

$ sudo apt-get install libfaad2 libmp4v2-1 libfaac0 alsamixergui twolame blades libmp3lame0 libdvdnav4 libdvdread4 libdvdcss2 w64codecs ffmpeg

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