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I'm trying to play a video which requires the above mentioned plugins. I've looked at a few answers on this topic here but it hasn't resolved the issue for me.

What I've tried until now :

1) sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras ... But this one's having some issues and skipping downloading some packages... so the whole thing doesn't get downloaded completely.

2) I've tried sudo add-apt-repository "deb $(lsb_release -sc) main universe restricted multiverse" to add the above repositories to the ubuntu's source.list for download places but it hasn't helped.

Anyone knows what else can i try to get this working ?

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Ubuntu 10.10 is not supported anymore, please use the latest version 12.10 or 12.04 LTS. – Uri Herrera Jan 2 '13 at 8:56
Difficult to get support for an unsupported version. – NikTh Jan 2 '13 at 9:00
@UriHerrera - Do you mean a fresh install of ubuntu 12.10 / 12.04 LTS or do you mean i need to get the codec packages meant for ubuntu's 12.x versions ? I'll need help in the later case as i'm not sure where/how to download them... – user481913 Jan 2 '13 at 9:01
Upgrade your OS, and install the ubuntu-restricted-extras package. – Uri Herrera Jan 2 '13 at 9:01
@UriHerrera Can i just run the update to upgrade the OS or does this need a fresh install ? – user481913 Jan 2 '13 at 9:05

You will have to download CODECS.

To install the proprietary CODECs type the following in a terrminal window.

32 bit OS

sudo apt-get -y install gstreamer0.10-pitfdll gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse

64 bit OS

sudo apt-get -y install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse

Once you have installed these CODECs you will be able to play nearly any audio/video format.

And yeah i also recommend you to Upgrade to 12.04LTS .

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All of them contained in the ubuntu-restricted-extras package..., did you tested this on Maverick? did this worked for you on Maverick?. – Uri Herrera Jan 2 '13 at 9:45
Yeah it did work on Maverick.. – Mukund Jan 2 '13 at 9:49
@Mukund - I tried the command for trhe 32 bit version, however i encountered the following errors. 1)There are problems and -y was used without --force-yes. So i replaced -y with --force-yes and tried again...This time there's problem downloading certain packages i.e issue no. 2 2)Failed to fetch… 404 Not Found [IP: 80] Try runnning apt-get update or --fix-missing. So what next ? – user481913 Jan 2 '13 at 11:47

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