Download All media player plugins of ubuntu 8.10 offline
Ubuntu 9.04 is going to be out soon (just 1 day i guess),This is post is for 8.10 users, If you install ubuntu 8.10 in your machine, you will have download each and every media plugins from the internet.
I found an offline installer for ubuntu 8.10 that could install you with all necessary plugins to enable multimedia playback.
Read more about ubuntu offline installer here: http://hacktolive.org/wiki/Ubuntu-restricted-extras_offline_installer
Ok you have a good internet connection, you don’t want this offline installer or it doesn’t work ,you could still install all these plugins using a single command.
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
Enable all software sources in software sources list before using above command (see below picture)
Download VLC media player offline: http://hacktolive.org/wiki/VLC_offline_installer_(Ubuntu)
WARNING:The above said steps will install proprietary blobs inside your computer, if you really care about the free software philosophy and freedom, refrain from using them.