Sidux/Useable applications/Codecs and fonts

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One of the most important elements of home computer is audio and video files playback.
To do that just install sets of multimedia codecs.
As an addition you may install ms-fonts intended for Windows OS.


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It's a set of codecs uses by the most popular video player for Linux called Mplayer.
To install it just type in Terminal as root:
apt-get install w32codecs
and for 64 bit systems:
apt-get install w64codecs:
If you have any problem with that download the package from: and install it:
dpkg -i w32codecs_number.deb

Xine player is also popular player and it's codecs are pre-installed with sidux.
If not, install them manually:
apt-get install libxine1 libxine1-plugins libxine1-ffmpeg libxine1-misc-plugins libxine1-xvdr


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It works as a server for multimedia applications such as media players or editors.
apt-get install gstreamer0.10-alsa gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-lame
gstreamer0.10-nice gstreamer0.10-pitfdll gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-good
gstreamer0.10-plugins-really-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-base gstreamer0.10-x gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly


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Two libraries "libdvdread4" and "libdvdcss2" are important for opening DVD's videos.
The first one is pre-installed with sidux, the second one install yourself:
apt-get install libdvdcss2


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"msttcorefonts" installer brings Microsoft fonts and let you open video file's subtitles intended
for Windows OS such as "TrueType".
apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer