Medibuntu repository contains packages that cannot be legally installed in Ubuntu. Ubuntu kept those packages away because of licensing issues. In this repository you can find packages that allow you to playback encrypted DVDs, install codec for various media formats, including Windows Media. If you truly want to enable Ubuntu to play multiple media formats available today, you may have to add this repository in Ubuntu and install these packages. In this brief tutorial, I’ll show you how to do it.


  • Add Medibuntu repository in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
  • Enjoy!


To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard, then run the commands below to add its repository key.

wget -q "" -O- | sudo apt-key add -




Next, run the commands below to create medibuntu respository file.

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list




Then copy and paste the line below into the file and save it.

deb oneiric free non-free




Finally run the commands below to update your system.

sudo apt-get update




Go to Software Center and select the Medibuntu repository to install software from.




That’s it! Enjoy!