I am trying to install QuickTime Player on Ubuntu. I have done some research on the web regarding this. Many webpages say that we need to install "Restricted Formats" of Ubuntu based on version. I can't understand that.

How can I install QuickTime player on my Ubuntu system?

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    You could try installing VLC - it will play all media formats. You can do so by typing sudo apt-get install vlc. Jun 7, 2016 at 7:01

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I am not offering a way how to install QuickTime Player but offering alternative ways to play your files. As far as I know, Apple never really offered a Linux version

Regarding Installing Restricted Formats

According to the community wiki, you can install the restricted formats package via

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras


sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Regarding Alternative Players Being Able to Play Files

As @JonasCz already mentioned, VLC might be a good option. You can install it via

sudo apt install vlc

In addition, there are smplayer and mplayer which should both be able to play all your files

sudo apt install smplayer

or for mplayer

sudo apt install mplayer

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