This writeup is a great look at the utility Automatix. For those that don’t know a lot of new users to Ubuntu often jump to solve codex problems instead of using the tools created by the distribution to solve these issues. While a lot of codecs are not allowed due to problems with copyright, or other legal issues, Automatix circumvents these problems.
The technical board of Ubuntu has spent some time looking at the problems related to Automatix and now with this post we can point people to new users to show them why to stay away from this problem.
Read the post and learn why you should use the automatic programs instead of bad third party script