Shows where to get the “restricted” libdvdcss2, win32 codecs and other binaries required to complete you Ubuntu multimedia experience. Includes links to the .deb pacakges in case the repositories are down just when you need it.
Personally, I use Debian Sid but the Ubuntu family of Debian derivatives is quite popular right now especially with new users to linux. Setting up multimedia is always a priority for new desktop installations and is often a hurdle for new users. The linked article provides a good reference.