Proprietary multimedia formats, such as MP3 files and DVD decoders, aren’t included by default. To enable playback of these medias, please follow the instructions below.
Press the Super Key , and type the word terminal, then press Enter. A Terminal window should open up.
Copy and paste the following line for Ubuntu/Pop 18.04, followed by Enter:
sudo apt install -y gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly libavcodec-extra gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer1.0-fluendo-mp3 chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra libdvd-pkg
Copy and paste the following line for Ubuntu/Pop 18.10 and up, followed by Enter:
sudo apt install -y gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly gstreamer1.0-plugins-good libavcodec-extra gstreamer1.0-libav chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra libdvd-pkg
To paste into the terminal, use the “Edit” Menu, or press Ctrl+Shift+V
You may be prompted for your
[sudo] password. If so, type in your regular login/user password, then press Enter again. You should several lines of output in the terminal. The command may take a few minutes to complete.
Once you see the command above has finished, enter in the following command to enable DVD playback:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg
After enabling codec support, it’s recommended to restart your computer.
The program VLC is a excellent media player with support for DVDs, CDs, and most formats of media files. It can be installed with the the Pop!_Shop in Pop!_OS, in the Software Center in Ubuntu, or with this command:
sudo apt install vlc