In Rhythmbox 3.4.4 - which is included with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ("Focal Fossa") - there is the option to "rip" music in MPEG-4 Audio (".m4a") format... Underneath said option, there is a big ol' button that says:
Install additional software required to use this format
But clicking this button doesn't do anything, at all.
I did choose to install Ubuntu Restricted Extras when I did my "clean" install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS ("Focal Fossa"), but just in case something went wrong, I re-installed it via Terminal.
Someone also suggested that I check that gstreamer1.0-libav and libgstreamer-plugins-good1.0-0 are installed - they both were.
After checking that the above were installed, I restarted my computer and removed / re-installed Rhythmbox - No change (i.e. Rhythmbox still has the same message under MPEG-4 Audio).
This issue affects both my laptop and my tablet.
Any ideas why this is?