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How to play DVDs, Flash, Java, MP3s and all other restricted extras easily with Ubuntu.

Link to this post 18 Oct 11

While searching through the Ubuntu Software Center on my Kubuntu system I noticed something that I don't recall seeing before that would make new arrivals lives a lot easier, although that doesn't mean it wasn't there already lol. It's a package that includes all the restricted extras like mp3s, DVD play back, java, flash etc... all bundled into one easy to install package.

How nice and simple this is.Even tho I am on Kubuntu I always install the Ubuntu Software Center, because by default Kubuntu uses Muon Software Center and I just like using the Ubuntu Software Center a lot more. If your not using "Ubuntu Software Center" and you can't find this package I am talking about, try installing Ubuntu Software Center and finding it that way.


In your software center in ubuntu 11.10 search for "Ubuntu Restricted Extras" I'm on Kubuntu,so I installed "Kubuntu Restricted Extras", If your on Xubuntu they have a "Xubuntu restricted extras".

One last step for DVDs, copy and paste this into your terminal:

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh


Now your good to go, then install VLC player and you have your DVDs playing. Or Dragon I suppose if your on Kubuntu and like Dragon.

I hope this helps guys! Enjoy your movies!

Link to this post 03 Jun 13

Hey, didnt know it was in the softwarecenter, what i do is this:

wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list
apt-get update
apt-get --yes --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring
apt-get update
apt-get install -y libdvdcss2 vlc ubuntu-restricted-extras

it has not failed so far, would be cool to know if there is any difrence between the gui way and terminal :D

Link to this post 05 Jun 13

The terminal method allow more fine control of what is being done and it is generally much faster to paste a command or run a script then having to search for each package in the gui.

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