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Thursday, April 26, 2018

How to install Ubuntu-restricted-extras Package in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu-restricted-media codecs or Ubuntu-restricted-addons are required to play multimedia files on 18.04 LTS Desktop. 

You may have missed this and didn’t check “Enable Restricted Formats” while installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. If not, it will not install the required multimedia codecs and you will have to install it manually.

Install Ubuntu Restricted Codecs

Run the following commands to install Ubuntu-restricted-extras package in Ubuntu Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras

In addition, in order to play DVDs, you need to install libdvdcss by entering the following in a terminal: sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/


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