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VLC
VIDEO
VLC will play most any video codec, as well as movies on DVD. To watch video online in Firefox, you'll need to install the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) and enable HTML5 DRM. Still, some video subscription services like Pure Flix or Netflix may work better in Google Chrome. But, you can stream video through VLC too. Or, if your computer is to old / not powerful enough to smoothly playback online video; you may download video to your hard disk first and play it later with VLC.


Restricted Extras

LUBUNTU RESTRICTED EXTRAS installs various non-free codecs and plugins including ffmpeg, Flash 11.2.xx (32-bit), fluendo-mp3, gstreamer and Microsoft fonts.

Go to Menu --> System Tools --> LXTerminal (or Ctrl+Alt+T)
Type (or copy and paste):
sudo apt-get install lubuntu-restricted-extras -y[Enter]

EULA for Microsoft fonts: Hit [Tab] to select <OK>, [Enter] to "press" <OK>, left arrow to select <Yes> and [Enter] to "press" <Yes>.



Install HAL

INSTALL HAL
DRM-protected Flash Video in Firefox will need HAL; the Hardware Abstraction Layer. To install HAL: go to Menu --> System Tools --> LXTerminal (or Ctrl+Alt+T). Type (or copy and paste):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mjblenner/ppa-hal -y
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install hal libhal1 -y




HTML5 DRM

HTML5 DRM
DRM-protected HTML5 audio and video can easily be enabled in Firefox. Simply go to the Content menu in Firefox (Menu --> Preferences --> Content) and check the "Play DRM content" check box.



DVD MOVIES

DVD MOVIES
If your computer has a DVD drive and the Lubuntu Restricted Extras package was already installed; add libdvdread4 to play DVD movies:

Go to Menu --> System Tools --> LXTerminal (or Ctrl+Alt+T).
Type (or copy and paste): sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg -y [Enter]. In the pop-up dialogue box press [Enter] to select <OK>, then press [Enter] again to select <Yes> to enable auto-upgrades. Back in LXTerminal, type: sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg [Enter]. In the next dialogue box, hit [Enter] to select <Yes> to download, build, and install libdvdcss2.



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