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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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?
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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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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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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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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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.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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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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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? apt-...
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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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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, MPEG-...
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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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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 get....