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Add Medibuntu Repository for Ubuntu 9.04

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Medibuntu is probably the most useful and popular non-included repository for the Linux community. It contains a lot of codecs for viewing or creating audio and video files, among a ton of other, useful utilities and drivers.

It’s a must have repository for Ubuntu for anyone wanting to listen to various music in different formats, as well as viewing videos encoded in multiple codecs.

Medibuntu contains a lot of applications, some of the most popular are:

  • Acrobat Reader
  • Firmware for the ALSA sound system
  • Google Earth
  • DVD decryption
  • MPlayer / MEncoder
  • Non-free codecs and
  • Skype

And the list is by no means exhaustive. Two simple commands get you to add Medibuntu repository:

sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring 
sudo apt-get update

This adds the Medibuntu to the repository list and updates the available sources list. You can now install software like additional codecs, utilities and more like you would any other using the package manager of your choice.

sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs libdvdcss2

And you can always use Synaptic to install new software, if you prefer. For a complete list of available applications, visit Medibuntu and check out the exhaustive packages list.

Listed in Linux, Useful Stuff

Tags: medibuntu, repository, ubuntu

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