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Mar 31, 2006, 10:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mayank Sharma)

"Ubuntu uses only open/free formats, so it doesn't include playback support for formats such as MP3, Windows Media Audio (WMA), and Audio Video Interleave (AVI) that may have some restrictions. If your country has no such restrictions or legal issues with these formats, the Restricted Formats article on the Ubuntu wiki can help you install software that plays such files. Or you can do it they easy way, with EasyUbuntu, a Python script that gives Ubuntu users access to commonly used applications and codecs through a neat graphical user interface (GUI).

"In addition to free codecs to play MP3s and other non-free formats, EasyUbuntu installs libdvdcss to read DVDs, and activates the 'audio preview' under Nautilus..."

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