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The Unofficial Ubuntu Starter Guide
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Q: How to install Multimedia Player (xine-ui)?

  1. Read General Notes
  2. Read How to add extra repositories?
  3. Read How to install Multimedia Codecs?
  4. Read How to install DVD playback capability?
  5. sudo apt-get install xine-ui
  6. Associate xine-ui to play multimedia files
    gconftool-2 --type string --set /desktop/gnome/volume_manager/autoplay_dvd_command "xine dvd://"
    sudo rm -f /usr/share/applnk/Multimedia/xine.desktop
    sudo ln -fs /usr/share/xine/desktop/xine.desktop /usr/share/applications/
    sudo cp /usr/share/applications/defaults.list /usr/share/applications/defaults.list_backup
    sudo sed -e 's/totem.desktop/xine.desktop/g' /usr/share/applications/defaults.list_backup > /tmp/defaults.list
    sudo mv /tmp/defaults.list /usr/share/applications/defaults.list
  7. Read How to refresh GNOME panel?
  8. Read How to refresh GNOME desktop?
  9. Applications -> Sound & Video -> xine
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