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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How to install the restricted formats in Ubuntu/ Kubuntu?

The Ubuntu installer lets you check an option during install that adds at least some of these missing codecs to your system.If you didn’t check the ‘Install 3rd party codecs/restricted drivers’ during the installation of Ubuntu 11.04 then these steps are important for enabling all of the “not-shipped-ware” that provides you with a comfortable, stress-free time in Ubuntu.

1. Issue the following command at the terminal -

sudo apt-get update

2. After the package list has been updated, issue the following command at the terminal -

sudo apt-get upgrade

3. After the packages have been upgraded, issue the following command at the terminal -

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Enter ‘y’ when prompted.

4. After the packages have been downloaded, you’ll need to accept the license agreement for installation of Microsoft Core Fonts

Due to legal reasons, Ubuntu can’t ship things like patent-encumbered codecs for playing back things like MP3s, .WMV videos or encrypted DVDs.

In Ubuntu 11.04, you have to install and configure Samba Share to share folders with other computers in your network.

To easily install Samba share, you can search and download from the software market. Or you can open the Terminal and execute the below command :

sudo apt-get install samba


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