Saturday, November 14, 2009

Install restricted extras for Ubuntu

These packages will add MP3, Quicktime, Windows Media, Flash support, and a whole lot of codec support which virtually will result in you being able to play almost anything under the sun! :)

So, this is how you install the pack (you can use any one):

1. Terminal method

Open the terminal and type the following:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

2. Synaptic method

Open the Synaptic package manager (Ubuntu Main Menu > System > Administration > Synaptic package manager) and search with the following words: "ubuntu-restricted-extras". Install the package which appears in the search result with the same name. After installation the package should look like the pic below.

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Mind you, there are legal restrictions for these packages in some countries. (Go through this link for more on Ubuntu Licensing : Licensing)


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