Install Mplayer and all codecs on Debian lenny

November 16, 2010 by: upa_kid

MPlayer is a free and open source media player. The program is available for all major operating systems, including Linux and other Unix-like systems. MPlayer supports a wide variety of media formats In addition to its wide range of supported formats MPlayer can also save all streamed content to a file.

Bellow we will show you how to install mplayer,mplayer skins and codecs in debian lenny

First download this package


install it with using this command

dpkg-i debian-multimedia-keyring_2008.10.16_all.deb

now you have to edit the source list with

#vi /etc/apt/sources.list

and add this line

deb stable main


deb lenny main

Save and exit the file

Now refrech the cache

sudo apt-get update

Install Mplayer & plugins

Install the media player with

sudo apt-get install mplayer

If you want to play videos in your firefox browser ,then use this command to install

sudo apt-get install mozilla-mplayer

To install skins for Mplayer use this command :

sudo apt-get install mplayer-skin-blue

Install Codecs

Now install needed codecs for Mplayer :

 sudo apt-get install w32codecs libdvdcss2

After installation is completed, you can find Mplayer in :

Applications—>Sound&Video—> Mplayer Movie Player
Is all.

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