Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Oct 2005 06:01 UTC, submitted by Truthseeker
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu The Ubuntu team is proud to announce Ubuntu 5.10. This is the official Ubuntu 5.10 release, and includes installation CDs, live CDs, and combination DVDs for three architectures. In addition, Kubuntu 5.10 has also been released. You can download Ubuntu here, and Kubuntu here.
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RawMustard
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2005-10-10

Windows does not come with a spreadsheet or Word Processor nor any sort of graphics program, and it cannot play DVDs out of the box).

Hmm! Running breezy for over two months now, and I can't play DVD's either, am I missing something here?

I'd be happy to have it just play unencumbered sound files out of the box on a linux supported sound card. Am I asking too much do ya think?

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deadsexy Member since:
2005-09-13

yeah, you're missing some libs.
open synaptic and search for libdvd and wow, there you go.
oh, and since its illegal to distribute libdvdcss2, you have to use google find that one.

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Or you could just enable multiverse

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Ubuntu plays mp3s out of the box. What are you talking about? If you want to play dvds or some other proprietary formats google for w32codecs and libdvdcss2 deb files.

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For multimedia playback (DVD, mp3, AVI etc), the easiest way is to temporarily add the following unofficial repository:

deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sid main

Then you can install libdvdcss2 in the normal way with synaptic to play your DVDs.

For MP3 playback you will need to enable the two optional Ubuntu repositories and install gstreamer0.8-mad . Some DVB TV cards, such as nova-T, may need gstreamer0.8-ffmpeg.

Don't forget to delete this repository after installing the above files to prevent unofficial upgrading of other files.

Ubuntu is a well polished distro, they cannot include some of the above files for legal reasons. It is wasn't for ridiculous patents, Ubuntu would work out of the box.

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{{Hmm! Running breezy for over two months now, and I can't play DVD's either, am I missing something here? }}

Yes, you sure are missing something.

http://ubuntuguide.org/#dvdplayback

I think that must be the page you missed.

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