Video Overview

Ubuntu is unable to play many formats of video file out of the box. This video explains how to get video playback working and some of the applications available to achieve this.

Target Audience

  • Users who wish to play back video files created on other computers.


  • A video file

Required Knowledge

  • None

Recommended Knowledge

  • None


  • Describe the issues relating to playback of video on Linux.
  • Identify the type of file before attempting playback.
  • Download necessary software for movie playback.
  • Playback a move in various media players.


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