Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Codec Cheatsheet

redDEAD's version of Automatix
This simple howto installs the most common restricted codecs. Allowing you to play mp3, aac, DVD, mp4, avi, wmv and many more formats & rip mp3 using the lame encoder.

For Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn
in a terminal type:
sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg libxine1-ffmpeg gstreamer0.8-lame gstreamer0.8-faac gstreamer0.8-faad libdvdread3 libk3b2-mp3

To play encrypted DVDs you need libdvdcss2. You need to install the Medibuntu Repositories to do this. My how to can be found here


For more, check out Randall Munroe site at
edited by pHreaksYcle


lsutiger said...

Hehe...I like that guy's art. Great post for the codecs.

I own the other hand have problems (nuisance) ripping. I got sound juicer, grip, and abcde to work, but would like to use Amarok as I use it for the iPod, or k3b.
In Amarok it is just greyed out and I get a Lame error from k3b that I have yet to get any help on.

Any luck using either of these programs?

PS - Thanx for your contribution to the community.

Luobotou said...

Any help getting my iPod recognized???

Codecs are great

lsutiger said...

Amarok recognizes my iPod, but not everything is fully functional.But it does a good enough job :)