Ubuntu – How to install the ubuntu-restricted-extras package


I would like to install the restricted extras package, which I didn't select during the install. How can I do that?

is a meta-package that installs:

  • Support for MP3 and unencrypted DVD playback
  • Microsoft TrueType core fonts
  • Flash plugin
  • codecs for common audio and video files

Best Answer

  • First, be warned that it might not be legal in some countries, because of software patents.

    With that being said, here is how to install it, click here:

    ubuntu-restricted-extras Install ubuntu-restricted-extras

    Or you can open up a terminal and run the following command:

    sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

    Select yes, and you'll have ubuntu-restricted-extras installed and working.