Getting Multimedia Working on Ubuntu

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If you are a newbie Ubuntu user then in all probability you have struggled to get the system setup to listen to your favorite music, watch your favorite movies and browse your favorite sites(video and flash).

Is there a quick simple way to fix these problems in one go? Yes there is 🙂

All you need to do is to install the Restricted Extras package for your distro and you are set to go.

For (K/X)Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) and 9.10 (Karmic Koala)

Based on your derivative of Ubuntu, install one of these packages:

(K/X)Ubuntu 9.04, 8.10, 8.04

  • Go to your system’s Application installer
  • Search for the package ubuntu-restricted-extras(Ubuntu), xubuntu-restricted-extras (Xubuntu) and kubuntu-restricted-extras (Kubuntu) and install it.

Or Alternatively open the Terminal, and execute the following command:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

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