Multimedia Codecs and Tools for Ubuntu

Multimedia On Ubuntu

Ubuntu is very rich when it comes to playing multimedia formats like videos, music, photo editing, video editing etc . The default music player for Ubuntu is Rhythmbox music player for playing Videos the default is Movie Player .. But You would find some other cool Multimedia programs like Banshee,Amarok,VLC etc.

Multimedia Codecs

But before i start introducing some of the cool multimedia tools available for the Ubuntu Linux Desktop lets start by first installing important codecs that would make it possible to play many of the popular Multimedia formats on our ubuntu Linux box. ( Ubuntu Ships with only free and open source software. hence some popular formats like mp3,avi,mp4 wont work out of the box. because their are not free and open source format. but you are allowed to  install the codecs to play these extra formats.)
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