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I used to use Media Player Classic in Windows and it played everything!

I've installed VLC on my Ubuntu 12.04 system and while it plays 99% of the files I try to play on it, there are these video files from a Coursera torrent that I'm trying to play but the audio is cracking a LOT!

The same file, when played on VLC or Media Player Classic on Windows, plays with very minimal cracks in audio and is considerably better and also audible.

I was wondering if there's some all-in-one codec pack like K-lite pack (or media player classic) for windows that will take care of my problem?

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You can install ubuntu-restricted-extras from the Software center. This installs all the non-free codecs for almost everything.

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Answered first, hence marked. –  Programming Noob Jun 25 '12 at 9:54

Open termina; (Ctrl + Alt + T) and run this command

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
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