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I did a fresh install of UbuntuGNOME 13.10. During the installation, I had checked both the options for downloading updates and installing third-party softwares. But it seems that third-party softwares are not installed. I cannot play media files such as mp3, mp4 etc. Also, flash content cannot be played on websites. I'll install VLC to play media files. But, why was third-party softwares not installed? I have a working Internet connection.

  • (maybe) Because of your connection speed, package losting. You may want to report it as a bug. – mini Dec 23 '13 at 8:20
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Run the below command on terminal(ctrl+alt+t) to install Ubuntu Restricted extras,

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
  • I know of ubuntu-restricted-extras. But I would like to know why third-party packages were not installed during installation even though I had checked the corresponding option. – sidharthd Dec 23 '13 at 8:13
  • it installs only ubuntu-restricted-addons and additional drivers. – Avinash Raj Dec 23 '13 at 8:20
  • see this askubuntu.com/a/22291/202806 – Avinash Raj Dec 23 '13 at 8:26
  • @sid - Avinash's commands do pretty much the same thing ;-) – Wilf Dec 23 '13 at 8:56
  • I did a fresh install and things went smooth this time :) But I know that answer by @AvinashRaj works beacuase I had done it earlier :) – sidharthd Dec 24 '13 at 11:41

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