The aim of this page is to consolidate the various AMD64-related pages in one place in the hope that it is useful for fellow AMD64 users. For the differences between 32 bit and 64 bit, please see 32bit_and_64bit.
Firefox and Plug-ins
Installing 32 bit Firefox and 32 bit binary plugins into your Ubuntu AMD64 bit installation can now be accomplished without the complexity of establishing a 32 bit chroot environment. This guide includes details on installing the popular multimedia plug-ins including Flash, Realplayer, Java 1.6, MPlayer and the Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in. See AMD64/FirefoxAndPlugins.
Multimedia and Codecs
W64codecs - W32codecs Replacement Package
Support for WMV, RealMedia and other formats can be found in the w64codecs package (w32codecs for 32-bit Ubuntu). However, this package is not available in the Ubuntu repositories for legal reasons but can be obtained from the Medibuntu repositories. First you need to add the Medibuntu GPG key to your system, add the repositores to your sources.list file and update your available package lists (for Feisty. Other Ubuntu versions see the guide on adding|the Medibuntu repositories): <<Anchor(medibuntusec)>>
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/feisty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - sudo aptitude update
Now you can install w64codecs:
sudo aptitude install w64codecs
Other Codecs and Software
There are a few other packages which will make your mulitmedia experience on Ubuntu much more satisifying. To install these codecs and additional software, simply update your package list as described [[UbuntuHelp:[medibuntusec|above]]] and then execute the following command in a terminal:
sudo aptitude install totem-xine libdvdcss2 acidrip brasero gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse banshee libxine-extracodecs
To compile Cinelerra for video editing see AMD64/Cinelerra
For a guide on how to install VMWare Server on AMD64 please see VMware/Server/AMD64.