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Beginning Ubuntu Linux, Fifth Edition by Sander van Vugt, Andy Channelle, Trevor Parsons, Keir Thomas, Emilio Raggi

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C H A P T E R  17

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Movies and Multimedia

Watching movies and TV shows on computers is becoming increasingly popular. Most PCs now ship with hardware capable of playing back DVDs. Web sites such as YouTube and Vimeo provide thousands of clips for viewing via your web browser, and Netflix On Demand and Hulu deliver high-quality films and TV shows directly to your PC.

Ubuntu provides support for visual entertainment. As with audio playback (discussed in the previous chapter), you'll need to install some additional codecs to access certain types of files. And just as with audio playback codecs, multimedia applications suggest which movie playback ...

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