How to Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

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In this article I will show you how to install MPlayer and the multimedia codecs needed for watching movies on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail.

MPlayer is a video/audio player that suports many codecs and file formats.

Install MPlayer on Ubuntu 13.04:

This is how you install MPlayer on Raring Ringtail:

Make sure your system is up to date:

$ sudo apt-get update

Install MPlayer:

$ sudo apt-get install mplayer

Install w32/w64 video codecs and libdvdcss2 in Ubuntu 13.04

The w32codecs/w64codecs offers suport for WMV files and libdvdcss2 is essential for playing encrypted DVDs.

This codecs are not available in the Ubuntu repositories due to licence issues, so I will use the Medibuntu rebos:

Adding the medibuntu repo:

$ sudo wget$(lsb_release -cs).list --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

Update the system:

$ sudo apt-get update

Add the medibuntu repo’s key:

$ sudo apt-get --yes -q --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring

Update the system again:

$ sudo apt-get update

Install libdvdcss2:

$ sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

Now, depending on your system architecture, install the w32codecs / w64codecs.

For 32 bit systems:

$ sudo apt-get install --force-yes w32codecs

For 64 bit systems:

$ sudo apt-get install --force-yes w64codecs


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