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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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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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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Solution to viewing WMV files wants to remove packages. How can I solve this?

Looking at answers to how to play WMV files on Ubuntu 14.04, it seems that the correct answer is to install ubuntu-restricted-extras. (At the moment, I get the same error as others, i.e. Segmentation ...
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Why do I always get dependancy errors when trying to install 'ubuntu-restricted-extras'?

Whenever I try to install ubuntu-restricted-extras I always get errors similar to these, however the answer to that question only resolved the errors I had that time, though I get very similar errors ...
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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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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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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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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: http://...
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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: input/...
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Headphones without sound

I install ubuntu-restricted-extras to solve a problem to read mp4, but with this install, my sound of headphones not works. How can I solve this?
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Is Ubuntu restricted extras legal in USA?

So, it's no secret that in order to play any sort of multimedia file, a codec is required. I'm also aware that many common codecs are proprietary (and I recall seeing them in a shop somewhere). ...
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Can't play a video in Ubuntu 14.04

I can't play a video because of the following error: Error : Could not determine type of stream. I installed ubuntu-restricted-extras but the video still can't play. What is the problem?
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Keyboard input problem

I have a Japanese computer (a Fujitsu FMVA 78HA) I recently moved from Ubuntu 12.04 (which crashed) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 The installation went fine but after a few days the computer crashed ...
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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 installed....