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.

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Help with Restricted content

If I remove these items, am I going to have trouble running some softwares?
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Ubuntu Restricted Extras package fails to complete Installation in 14.04

I have a persistent USB installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Firefox would not play MPeg4, AAC or QuickTime -- so I tried to install the "restricted-extras". The install progress bar went 3/4 to 4/5th of ...
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Can not play encrypted DVDs, already installed ubuntu restricted extras

Hi I can not play dvds on Xubuntu 14.04. In Parole I get the error: "GStreamer backend error, Could not read DVD. This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not ...
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Errors during installation of ubuntu-restricted-extras

During an installation of ubuntu-restricted-extras which was initiated by running this command: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras I got these errors: Selecting previously unselected ...
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To install Ubuntu restricted extras, these items must be removed

when I want to install Ubuntu restricted extras, it says that to install Ubuntu restricted extras, these items must be removed: Libav codec library libavcodec54. I want to know that what will ...
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remove libavcodec54

In the Xubuntu offline documentation it says: It will be necessary to install "xubuntu-restricted-extras" in order to play proprietary media formats like e.g. MP3. At the Ubuntu Software ...
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Can't install Restricted Extras [duplicate]

I can't install Ubuntu Restricted Extras by commanding "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras" This is the result Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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FFmpeg Streaming Display Issue

I'm having and issue trying to initialize a FFmpeg stream. The issue I'm having is something to do with the display when I initialize it. The error is: Cannot open display :0.0, error 1. :0.0: ...
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Installation of restricted extras fails

Attempting to install restricted extras starts and then it stops with a message: Failed to remove essential system package. Details indicate that package libdrm-noveau1 cannot be removed. I am ...
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How to disable “extra packages can be installed” popup in Kubuntu 15.04?

Kubuntu 15.04 shows a notification (and a taskbar icon) on each boot, after the log in, offering me to install extra packages, specifically flash, and I really don't want to install it. I've pressed ...
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What functionality does the Ubuntu Restricted Extras provide?

Today I deleted my Win partition and started using Ubuntu as my main and only OS. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS updated, fresh installed yesterday. The thing that bugs me is this: As I can play mp3, ...
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can't play wmv files - Failed to initialize the VAAPI device

I'm trying to run wmv files, and tryed some advices from here, but without any success. I have vlc and ubuntu-restricted-extras. I also did a purge, autoremove and re-installthem. This is what I ...
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Totem player plays wav files randomly

When I play a wave file with totem, it usually does not play them. In 20% of cases it play the file and in 80% of the cases it does not do anything for the same file(like when the file has problem)! ...
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I can't install ubuntu unrestricted extras [duplicate]

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and i cant install the Ubuntu unrestricted extras from the store.It is showing the error message that repository not found something.And i tried manual install ...
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YouTube not playing

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. My Youtube isn't playing since three days. I upgraded the system. Re-installed Ubuntu restricted extras package. Still not working. It's not working with any browser... I ...
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About ubuntu-restricted-extras on Ubuntu 14.04

Oxideqt-codecs: Wanting to install ubuntu-restricted-extras package from the Software Center I get a warning that says to install that package must uninstall this other appears. Then in a terminal I ...
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Data files for some packages could not be downloaded - font instalation

After updating to Ubuntu 14.04, I installed Ubuntu restricted extras and then the Software Center crashed during the installation so I had to terminate the window. I removed and re-installed it and ...
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Install media codecs [duplicate]

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, ...
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Problems After trying to install libvideocss1 [duplicate]

I installed restricted extras into my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS,then tried to install libvideocss without realizing the medibuntu project was now defunct. Now the software center crashes on startup not opening ...
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Can't find lubuntu restricted access extras

Hi I am very very new to this. Can't find the extras which will allow me to play DVD and music etc. Have found the code to manually input but have no idea how to do that. Help please and please keep ...
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Problem installing ubuntu-restricted-extras

First thing, I'm far from a Linux wiz... Based on some questions and answers around playing mp4 files, I ran sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras. Things seemed to be going fine until ...
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What is in ubuntu-restricted-extras?

This is probably actually a more general question which is : how do I see which packages will be installed when I install a metapackage? In this specific instance I have mostly only found vague ...
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Uninstalling Java (only) after installing Restricted Extras

I've Googled it and searched a lot but didn't found specifically targeted question in this way. So I really don't want Java. I want to get rid of it. When seeing it in Software Updater, it seems ...
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Why can't I use anything I download/Why can't I download Unbuntu restricted?

I'm a new user to Linux in general and I'm trying to download Ubuntu restricted add-ons package and I'm having trouble downloading anything. My computer said to download adobe installer and I did, but ...
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.exe files getting downloaded when asked to install `ubuntu-restricted-extras`

I was trying to install Adobe flash plugin for Firefox 24.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 for which I executed sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras and I got the following messages: What suprises me is ...
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Items cannot be installed or removed until the package is repaired. Do you want to repair it now? [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu-restricted-extras manually (after downloading its compressed packed and then using command, not online). After installing the same, whenever I open Ubuntu-Software-Center, a pop-up ...
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How to completely remove ubuntu-restricted-extras

I recently installed ubuntu-restricted-extras but it is causing bugs in Google Chrome, and I want want to remove it. However, when I do it using sudo apt-get autoremove or sudo apt-get purge it ...
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How to install Third party softwares from Ubuntu Installation CD after installation? [duplicate]

I accidentally unchecked the option to install third party proprietary softwares like mp3 codec during the installation of ubuntu. Now I want to install them again. Is there any way to installing it ...
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Ubuntu Restricted Extras installation via USC stuck on “Applying Changes”

Ubuntu Restricted Extras installation via USC stuck on "Applying Changes" On my HP Envy Touchsmart 14" (Series 14-3010NR), I have recently installed the final release of 13.04 but when I try to ...
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What is the difference between Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Lubuntu restricted extras/addons?

While I use Lubuntu, for example, do I need ubuntu-restricted? or those of xubuntu or kubuntu? Do they add some enhancement, like supplementary media codecs, to what I have in lubuntu-restricted? ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 becomes unresponsive and frozen

I have a "classic" install of ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 64 bits, with the ubuntu-restricted extras 57 installed. All updates done. When loading this page from a daily news papers from Firefox 18: ...
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I cannot play some WMA files

I did a backup of several music files from my older Windows XP system. Now I can play all the .MP3 files but not all the .WMA. There are some kinds of WMA files that can be reproduced without ...
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Can't accept EULA for ubuntu restricted extras [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I accept the agreement in a terminal, like for ttf-mscorefonts-installer? I can't install Ubuntu restricted extras because a Microsoft EULA pops up that I cannot ...
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What's the download size of the ubuntu-restricted-extras package?

Just wondering what the download size of the 'Ubuntu-restricted-extras' package is?
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Cannot install ATI/AMD FGLRX restricted graphic drivers

When I try and install the ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphic drivers (post release update) I get an error to read a log file. Here is the log: http://pastebin.com/RtLNZvXz
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Why does ubuntu-restricted-extras want to remove some libav packages?

When I try to install "ubuntu restricted extras" in "ubuntu software center", it displays a warning dialog that says the following items must be removed: libavcodec53 libavutil51 Why? And if I ...
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Could not read dvd despite having restricted extras

I still can't seem to play movie DVDs on my Ubuntu 11.10 even after installing restricted extras and after trying this This[a] is the error message that I get with movie player. VLC doesn't play the ...
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Is it legal to install msttcorefonts package? Is Wine legal?

I'd like to know if it is legal to install the msttcorefonts package and also if installing Windows software using Wine is also legal? I currently live in Brazil and I don't know what specific rules ...
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Ubuntu-restricted-extras conflict: feature or bug?

On a fresh 12.04 installation I wanted to install the ubuntu-restricted-extras. Therefore it needs to remove libavutil51 and libavcodec53. So, as there will be installed libavutil-extra-51 and ...
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Unable to play proprietary media formats even after installing restricted extras

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. I am unable to play proprietary media formats on Ubuntu Precise even after installing Ubuntu-Restricted-Extras. I am using Totem and Rhytmbox as my players.
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How do I get the required mp3 and mp4 codecs without an internet connection? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install 'restricted-extras' offline? I use Ubuntu 11.10 without the Internet and I want to play the mp3 songs and mp4 movies. How can I do this?
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How do I install the ubuntu-restricted extras package?

I would like to install the restricted extras package, which I didn't select during the install. How can I do that? ubuntu-restricted-extras is a meta-package that installs: Support for ...
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How to install the most common plugins?

How can I install the most used plugins like flash player and mp3 in Ubuntu?