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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.

Open A Terminal

Press the Super Key , and type the word terminal, then press Enter. A Terminal window should open up.

Install Packages

Copy and paste the following line, 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

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.

Setup DVD Playback (optional)

Once you see the command above has finished, enter in the following command to enable DVD playback:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg

Restart Your Computer

After enabling codec support, it’s recommended to restart your computer.

Useful Programs

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