How to Install Restricted Extras in Ubuntu?

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Due to Ubuntu’s policy about non-free formats, by default this OS comes with no support to media like MP3 (which can be required to deal with FFmpeg) and DVD, Flash Player or Java. That being said, you can still get support of these features by installing third party package.


Open terminal of your choice and depending on your OS version, type:

  • for Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
  • for Kubuntu: sudo apt-get install kubuntu-restricted-extras
  • for Xubuntu: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-restricted-extras
  • for Lubuntu: sudo apt-get install lubuntu-restricted-extras

To be able to play DVDs, install libdvdread4 package:

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/

This is it.

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Published in: Ubuntu
Last Revision: December 16, 2022

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