Add the MEDIBUNTU repository in Ubuntu

This guide has become obsolete, since in the official page of Medibuntu inform us that:

“The Medibuntu repository has stopped to maintain itself for several months, becoming more and more unnecessary in the last years.The
project will now be considered abandoned, And it is recommended to disable the repository if we are using it. ” 

Medibuntu is a repository that includes applications, proprietary packages and multimedia codecs, with license problems. We must add it to Third Party Software:

We will use the Terminal. Although at the beginning I frighten you a little, it is convenient that you start using it as soon as possible to get accustomed to it. The reasons for this are simple: it is faster, more efficient and powerful.


Add Medibuntu repositories:

Go to “Applications” – “Accessories”, select “Terminal” and put in it the following, to add the repositories and GPG key:

Sudo wget --output-document = / etc / apt / sources.list.d / medibuntu.list$(lsb_release -cs) .list && sudo apt- Get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes - quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update

We give “Enter”, it will ask for the password of superuser or root (for security is not seen, while we write it), we give “Enter”.

We will get a notification of confidence, with medibuntu no problem:
type YES and hit enter.

The Medibuntu Repository is deactivated every time we upgrade to a new version of Ubuntu, so you must run this command again after upgrading to the new version.

We may also wish to add the following packages:

Sudo apt-get --yes install app-install-data-medibuntu apport-hooks-medibuntu

Amd64) that we will see later. To install these applications we can do it in two ways: – From Synaptic or from a terminal with:

Sudo apt-get install package_name

Since the repository is added and are stable versions.

  • From its official page, we will download the latest version.
    To do this on the previous page select the distribution that we have and the application we want, and we will output the downloads (for 32bits (i386) and 64bits (amd64)). We will be downloading a .deb file that is self-executing by double-clicking on it.

Applications to highlight in Medibuntu:

  • Libdvdcss2 : library to be able to see original dvd.
Sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2


Sudo apt-get -y install libdvdread4 && sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/
  • Non-free-codecs : Metapaquete that contains private and non-free applications and codecs, which is why Ubuntu can not bring them by default. We install it in a Terminal (in Applications -> Accessories), by executing the following command:
Sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs

Note: Among the packages to be installed are the micro $ oft (ttf-mscorefonts) sources and you have to accept the license and the EULA. If you do it from the terminal, the cursor does not work, place it in “Accept” (1st license) or “Yes” (2nd license) by pressing the tab key, when it is in red, press the Enter key.

  • W32codecs and w64codecs :

Codecs for 32 and 64 bits respectively. It comes as a dependency on the non-free-codecs metapackage and if you have installed it, you do not need to install it.

Sudo apt-get install w32codecs
Sudo apt-get install w64codec

Removal of Non-Free Software

Be careful here! Some people do not want to install non-free software on their computer, or just have no need to use it. It can be uninstalled, but some multimedia formats can not be played. (If so, just reinstall the non-free packages you need). The following command disables non-free software (with Medibuntu repositories enabled):

Sudo sed -e's / non-free // '-i /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

This will uninstall the following packages:

  • Alsa-firmware (required for some sound cards)
  • AMR and FAAC (supported in MPlayer and FFmpeg)
  • Google Earth (also available from Google)
  • Ppc-codecs, w32codecs, w64codecs (Restricted Video Formats

Non-native media player formats

There are a few formats like some Windows, Real and Apple QuickTime, which do not have native codecs in Linux. To avoid this problem, external binary codecs are used instead. MPlayer and xine use these external codecs and these codecs are stored on the MPlayer website in their codecs directory. The easiest way to install most codecs is to simply install MPlayer and VLC:

Sudo apt-get install mplayer vlc
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