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I am new user and i installed Ubuntu 12.04 with dual booting. As I played a song its not working asking a MPEG1 to install for the song. Is there any alternative to play the song without installation. I searched the sites and i found to install

sudo apt-get install Ubuntu-restricted-extras

I have connected INTERNET from android mobile through tethering. I can access internet but it is very slow in downloading. I am trying from software center but its taking lot of time to install. Please help me to download the package via terminal and to download faster.

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Since you are trying to play an MPEG file, You can play it with installing gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg which is much smaller in size as compared to ubuntu-restricted-extras (with all it's dependencies, which is 67.0 MB in total size).
So you might want to install it without using the big metapackage (ubuntu-restricted-extras includes all codecs and flash).

Install it by clicking on the button:

Install via the software center

Or open a terminal and use this command:

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg

It is about 8,342 kB in size

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A.S. is right. My only caveat to add to that is you may be better off finding a way to install the restricted extras package simply because you will find similar issues later when you try to play other media formats. Better to solve it all at once I say! –  LinuxPCplus Oct 15 '12 at 6:15
    
@LinuxPCplus thanks. I was dealing with the specific case. Your comment was helpful –  Anwar Shah Oct 15 '12 at 6:17
    
thanks its really helpful –  Avinash Jan 16 '13 at 15:27
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As far as I am aware, there is no way to play these without the restricted extras. This is because Ubuntu cannot install these proprietary drivers by default. From my own experience, I know tethering is often way to slow for such tasks. If you do not have a home network, I suggest finding a pyblic wifi. Most libraries & hospitals have one. As do many fast food restaraunts.

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Thank you,I will find alternative to speed up the INTERNET.As you said i will find wifi or i will find to connect 3g net from this. –  Avinash Oct 15 '12 at 6:08
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