Ubuntu – How to enable video and audio codecs


I would like to know how can I enable video and audio codecs not included by default on Ubuntu. Thanks!

Best Answer

Install this package via the command line:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Installing this package will allow you to play MP3 files, and to decode various audio formats such as LAME. It will also allow you to use Microsoft fonts, install the Java Runtime Environment, Adobe Flash, and play DVDs.

Additional reading: Restricted Formats, and Medibuntu.

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