Things to add to Ubuntu on a fresh install

Install vlc and mplayer (plays almost everything):

    sudo apt-get install vlc mplayer

Common audio/video packs

    sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder mpeg2dec vorbis-tools id3v2 mpg321 mpg123 libflac++6 ffmpeg libmp4v2-0 totem-mozilla icedax tagtool easytag id3tool lame nautilus-script-audio-convert libmad0 libjpeg-progs libmpcdec3 libquicktime1 flac faac faad sox ffmpeg2theora libmpeg2-4 uudeview flac libmpeg3-1 mpeg3-utils mpegdemux liba52-dev

Gstreamer

    sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-gnonlin gstreamer0.10-pitfdll gstreamer0.10-sdl gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-schroedinger gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse totem-gstreamer

More programs

    sudo apt-get install gstreamer-dbus-media-service gstreamer-tools ubuntu-restricted-extras

Enable dvd support

    sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 && sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/./install-css.sh

Other packages I routinely install

    Nvidia Drivers
    Synaptic
    Crossover and associated bottles
    Compiz and settings manager
    Unison
    vmplayer
    cryptkeeper
    dropbox
    zeitgeist– unless it’s already there
    sezen
    gnome activity journal
    chromium/chrome
    screenlets
    phatch
    gimp
    NX Client/Node/Server
    Lastpass Pocket
    HPLIP printer manager
    xplanetfx
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