Questions tagged [ubuntu-restricted-extras]

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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Lubuntu 18.04 Desperate for fixing VLC Mkv issues

I installed lubuntu 18.04.4LTS 64x alternate recently, fresh install, no partitions, etc. installed the lubuntu restricted extras, and vlc. mkv files on vlc don't play properly, they basically don't ...
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mscorefonts sabotages extras installation with “dead end” screen [duplicate]

I’m trying to install restricted extras from the command line with the following: sudo apt-get install kubuntu-restricted-extras After I enter my password and then a "y" to go ahead and install or ...
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error while install ubuntu-restricted-extras ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

used this command :sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras then got this error: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily ...
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Install alternative desktop environment without non-free/patent-encumbered packages

How can I install an alternative desktop on an existing Ubuntu install without installing the restricted extras (or any other non-free or known patent-encumbered packages)? For example, if I install ...
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Adding FM to Rhythmbox doesn't work

I'm trying to add a link into Rhythmbox Radio, and it says I need additional media codec, but I've already installed restricted-extra, even check through my installed list of package to see gstreamer-...
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Are ubuntu-restricted-extras legal in Germany

Basically that is the question : are the ubuntu restricted extras legal in Germany? I have Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with no extras installed jet since I am not sure is that legal here. Tnx
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problem installing ubuntu-restricted-extras 17.04

Brand new to Linux. Thanks in advance. I was trying to install ubuntu-restricted-extras. I didn't realise I needed to tab to the ok, so I killed the process. This is what I get now: :~$ sudo apt-get ...
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How can I install ubuntu-restricted-extras? [duplicate]

I searched for ubuntu-restricted-extras in app store. I didn't find it. I opened terminal and typed sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras but it said unable to find. I typed sudo apt-get ...
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Will enabling proprietary drivers on 17.04 install affect secureboot and bitlocker partitions? [closed]

I have a Windows 10 Bitlocker partition that if I understand correctly requires SecureBoot to be enabled. The BIOS in my Asus Z170-A motherboard does not give me the option to disable this, so I ...
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Disable access to all USB ports for user account in ubuntu 16.04?

I want to Disable/Restrict access to all usb ports on my PC for user account but allowing access to ROOT! I wonder if some one could help with the instruction to do so with detailed LUI coommand in ...
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Multimedia/codecs issue

After upgrading my 16.04LTS to 16.10 last night, neither videos nor music is playing with standard players (rhythmbox, etc). It is definitely a codec issue b/c vlc player works fine. I reinstalled ...
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Installing extras [duplicate]

When I Installed restricted extras I got this ┌─────────────────┤ Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer ├─────────────────┐ │ ...
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Why can't I find ubuntu-restricted-extras?

I am trying to find ubuntu-restricted-extras in USC for 16.04 but no luck. Has it been re-named? Can the individual items still be found on USC?
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what to do after installing “ubuntu-restricted-extras” to play MP3 and MP4 files? [closed]

I am trying to play MP3 and MP4 files, I found that I must install ubuntu-restricted-extras package, but Rhythmbox and the video player still don't want to play musics or mp4 videos. I'm using Ubuntu ...
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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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How can I install ubuntu restricted extras on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu restricted extras on a PC without internet. I can download any setup files in another PC than install it in the PC without internet.
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Ubuntu cannot play Chinese DVD

I have Ubuntu 16.04 with all restricteds, addons, libs, etc installed and regionset China. I can play most DVDs from various sources and regions. But I cannot play any DVD that has been burned in ...
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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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Help with Restricted content

If I remove these items, am I going to have trouble running some softwares?
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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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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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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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remove libavcodec54

In the Xubuntu offline documentation it says: It will be necessary to install "xubuntu-restricted-extras" in order to play proprietary media formats like e.g. MP3. At the Ubuntu Software ...
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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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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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What functionality does the Ubuntu Restricted Extras provide?

Today I deleted my Win partition and started using Ubuntu as my main and only OS. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS updated, fresh installed yesterday. The thing that bugs me is this: As I can play mp3, ...
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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....
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YouTube not playing

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. My Youtube isn't playing since three days. I upgraded the system. Re-installed Ubuntu restricted extras package. Still not working. It's not working with any browser... I ...
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About ubuntu-restricted-extras on Ubuntu 14.04

Oxideqt-codecs: Wanting to install ubuntu-restricted-extras package from the Software Center I get a warning that says to install that package must uninstall this other appears. Then in a terminal I ...
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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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Can't find lubuntu restricted access extras

Hi I am very very new to this. Can't find the extras which will allow me to play DVD and music etc. Have found the code to manually input but have no idea how to do that. Help please and please keep ...
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Problem installing ubuntu-restricted-extras

First thing, I'm far from a Linux wiz... Based on some questions and answers around playing mp4 files, I ran sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras. Things seemed to be going fine until 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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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 Ubuntu 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, ...
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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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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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How to completely remove ubuntu-restricted-extras

I recently installed ubuntu-restricted-extras but it is causing bugs in Google Chrome, and I want want to remove it. However, when I do it using sudo apt-get autoremove or sudo apt-get purge it doesn'...
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How to install Third party softwares from Ubuntu Installation CD after installation? [duplicate]

I accidentally unchecked the option to install third party proprietary softwares like mp3 codec during the installation of ubuntu. Now I want to install them again. Is there any way to installing it ...
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Ubuntu Restricted Extras installation via USC stuck on “Applying Changes”

Ubuntu Restricted Extras installation via USC stuck on "Applying Changes" On my HP Envy Touchsmart 14" (Series 14-3010NR), I have recently installed the final release of 13.04 but when I try to ...
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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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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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How to install mpeg-4 aac and h.264 decoder on Ubuntu 10.10? [closed]

I'm trying to play a video which requires the above mentioned plugins. I've looked at a few answers on this topic here but it hasn't resolved the issue for me. What I've tried until now : sudo apt-...
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I cannot play some WMA files

I did a backup of several music files from my older Windows XP system. Now I can play all the .MP3 files but not all the .WMA. There are some kinds of WMA files that can be reproduced without problems,...
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Can't accept EULA for ubuntu restricted extras [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I accept the agreement in a terminal, like for ttf-mscorefonts-installer? I can't install Ubuntu restricted extras because a Microsoft EULA pops up that I cannot ...
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What's the download size of the ubuntu-restricted-extras package?

Just wondering what the download size of the 'Ubuntu-restricted-extras' package is?
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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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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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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 ...