Ubuntu-Restricted-Extras is a software package for the computer operating system Ubuntu that allows the user to install essential software which is not already included due to legal or copyright reasons.
It is a meta-package that installs:
Support for MP3 and unencrypted DVD playback
Microsoft TrueType core fonts
codecs for common audio and video files
The ubuntu-restricted-extras is a metapackage and has the following dependencies.
As of Ubuntu 10.10, several of these dependencies are included indirectly, through another metapackage called ubuntu-restricted-addons.
Due to the legal status of the software included in ubuntu-restricted-extras, the package is not included by default on any Ubuntu CDs. However, some distributions, such as Super OS, Pinguy OS and Revamplinux do bundle the package on their installation CDs or DVDs
Playing Restricted Formats.
If you are using regular, stock Ubuntu: Click here to install the ubuntu-restricted-extras package
If you are using Kubuntu: kubuntu-restricted-extras
If you are using Xubuntu: xubuntu-restricted-extras
If you are using Lubuntu: lubuntu-restricted-extras
If you find the above link for your system does not work, please use the Manual Install section.
If you are using regular, stock Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
If you are using Kubuntu:
sudo apt-get install kubuntu-restricted-extras
If you are using Xubuntu:
sudo apt-get install xubuntu-restricted-extras
If you are using Lubuntu:
sudo apt-get install lubuntu-restricted-extras
In addition, in order to play DVDs, you need to install libdvdcss by entering the following in a terminal:
Detailed Instructions and Troubleshooting.
Converting your audio files and video to open formats
Using the iTunes Music Store
Playing Blu Ray and HD DVD
Adobe Shockwave No native version.
Apple Quicktime and RealVideo
Installing popular fonts from Microsoft
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