Want to play DVDs, listen to your WMAs or even AAC files? Although these are proprietary formats, Ubuntu is still able to read them without any problems. However, it is necessary to know the proper handling to obtain all the different packs of codecs needed for most audio and video files.
1era method — Playing a multimedia file
This is the simplest solution. Open any file, if there is a problem then a module will allow you to search for missing codecs via the Internet.
To do this, simply click on the button Find.
Now select the 2 available codec packs from the list and proceed to the installation.
Once completed, your content became legible.
2e method — Use Package Manager
The first solution presents little difficulty. However, it requires constant access to the Internet because you cannot anticipate what kind of multimedia content you will be required to read. So it’s wise to install most audio and video codecs in advance so you don't have to do it later.
For this, go to Applications then Add/Delete Applications. In the search field, enter codec then press the button Entry. If no results are displayed, you must first select All available applications in the drop-down window next to the search field.
There’s a message coming up. So click on Accept then check the 2 packages titled:
- GStreamer Dirac video plugin;
- GStreamer ffmpeg video plugin;
Confirm any messages when adding to the selection and then validate the changes by clicking on the button Apply Changes. Wait for a few moments, the time to download and then install the codecs.
Now your PC is able to read about everything and anything without any problem! Enjoy!