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The Ubuntu-Restricted-Extras is a metapackage and has the following dependencies.

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
    Flash plugin
    codecs for common audio and video files

 

The ubuntu-restricted-extras is a metapackage and has the following dependencies.

 

    flashplugin-installer
    gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
    gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3
    gstreamer0.10-pitfdll
    gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
    gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
    gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse
    gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse
    icedtea6-plugin
    libavcodec-extra-52
    libmp4v2-0
    ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    unrar

 

Ubuntu Restricted Extras

 

As of Ubuntu 10.10, several of these dependencies are included indirectly, through another metapackage called ubuntu-restricted-addons.


Inclusion.

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

 

RestrictedFormats.

 

Playing Restricted Formats.

Easy Install.

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.

 

Manual Install.

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

 

Add libdvdccs.

In addition, in order to play DVDs, you need to install libdvdcss by entering the following in a terminal:

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

 

Detailed Instructions and Troubleshooting.

 

Audio.

    Ripping CDs

    Converting your audio files and video to open formats

    Using the iTunes Music Store

    MP3

 

DVD.

    Playing DVDs

    Ripping DVDs

    Playing Blu Ray and HD DVD

 

Web.

    Playing Flash

    Adobe Shockwave No native version.

 

Video.

    Streaming Video

    HelixPlayer

    Realplayer

    Smil

    Apple Quicktime and RealVideo

 

Other.

    Java

    Installing popular fonts from Microsoft

 

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About Hugo Repetto

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that offers an operating system predominantly focused on desktop computers but also provides support for servers. Based on Debian GNU / Linux, Ubuntu focuses on ease of use, freedom in usage restriction, regular releases (every 6 months) and ease of installation.
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