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I tried to watch a movie but the Movie Player won't let me, and a screen popped up saying:

Videos requires to install plugins to play files of the following types: MPEG-1 Layer 3(MP3) decoder, MPEG-4 Video decoder

The pop up won't give me the choice to search for a package like other times and I don't know which to install or what command to use.

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marked as duplicate by Eric Carvalho, Maythux, Avinash Raj, Alvar, Amith KK Mar 8 '14 at 17:13

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install ubuntu restricted extras –  Parto Mar 6 '14 at 16:21

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Try Vlc Player , open terminal :

 sudo apt-get update 

sudo apt-get install vlc
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If I do this, do I still need to keep the Video Player default by Ubunto for some reason? If no, which command can I use to uninstall it? –  Andu Mar 6 '14 at 16:23
you can keep it why you want to uninstall it –  nux Mar 6 '14 at 16:24
is it okay man , sounds good –  nux Mar 6 '14 at 16:37
IT works just fine, thanks for the answer. –  Andu Mar 6 '14 at 16:37
welcome my friend any time –  nux Mar 6 '14 at 16:38

as nux suggested you can use vlc. but if you prefer other programs you might need the Ubuntu restricted extras. Install them via the software center or with sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras.

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+1 to this - I would recommend doing this as well. –  Mat Nadrofsky Mar 6 '14 at 16:46

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