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XBMC doesn't play a couple of media types I have run into for which I usually use Windows Media Player Cinema but doubt Ubuntu can use that. VLC would be your next best bet for those sketchy type of files.

I honestly am not that experienced in XBMC just yet so I probably am not sure how to update codecs for it or something. Plan on getting all my DVDs on a drive here soon for XBMC play.
I'm not sure how to add codecs either, but I haven't had any issues with playback except for one show in .iso format (Carl Sagan's Cosmos).

XBMC is great!
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I'm not sure how to add codecs either, but I haven't had any issues with playback except for one show in .iso format (Carl Sagan's Cosmos).

XBMC is great!
You just install them. I use K-Lite Codec Pack.
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You just install them. I use K-Lite Codec Pack.
negative hawkeye lady . XBMC uses the codecs/decoders it comes with unless, you install more codecs then you have to tweak some file to see the new codecs you want.
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negative hawkeye lady . XBMC uses the codecs/decoders it comes with unless, you install more codecs then you have to tweak some file to see the new codecs you want.
Gotcha. Didn't know that. I was always told to just install it whenever doing a fresh install of windows.
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Yeah but the OP is using Linux which as a matter of fact I think you can still use
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

It installs alot of other things too though like flashplayer and stuff.

Alternatively you could just use Totem and it should download the codecs you need for a particular file. Although I don't know if it installs the codecs system-wide or just for Totem.

As far as the DVD have you tried mounting it and then trying to play it? If not and you don't know how you can try using
sudo aptitude install gmountiso

That's a GUI to allow you to mount disc images kinda like Daemons Tools or Alcohol 120% on Windows except it mounts the drive in a folder instead of fooling the OS into "seeing" another drive although it does pretty much the same thing.
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Did that help?
     
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I like WMC+Media Browser myself very slick.
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what's a media type that xbmc doesnt support? i havent run across one yet. the only thing it doesnt deal with yet is video with dts-hd ma as an audio track but im sure that will be added in later
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