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Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs (libdvdcss2,w32codecs,w64codecs) on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot/Linux Mint

MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation). It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs. You can watch VideoCD, SVCD, DVD, 3ivx, DivX 3/4/5, WMV and even H.264 movies.
Mplayer Linux

Install Mplayer on Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Alt+F2 and type: gnome-terminal -or- Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

Install w32 video codecs and libdvdcss2 in Ubuntu 11.10
Support for WMV, RealMedia and other formats has been bundled into the w32codecs package. This package is not available from the Ubuntu repositories due to licensing and legal restrictions.To play encrypted DVDs, the libdvdcss2 package is essential.

The following command adds Medibuntu’s repository to Ubuntu. It also adds Medibuntu’s GPG key to your keyring, which is needed to authenticate the Medibuntu packages.

You may also wish to add the following packages. The first will cause many apps from the Medibuntu repository to appear in Ubuntu Software Center (Ubuntu 9.10+) or Add/Remove Applications (versions prior to 9.10). The second will allow users to generate crash reports against Medibuntu packages and submit them to the Medibuntu bugtracker.

Please note you may have to use --force-yes instead of --yes in order for this command to succeed.
For i386 Users install Codecs using the following command

For amd64 Users install Codecs using the following command

Using above download locations you can install most of the mutimedia codecs for ubuntu.

Mplayer Plugin for Firefox
If you want to install Mplayer with plug-in for Mozilla Firefox run the following command

That's it, Enjoy