Installing Extras

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So you've brought home your new Free Geek computer, but you can't play your mp3s or watch certain DVDs! By default, Ubuntu does not come with the ability to use mp3, mpeg1/2, Adobe Flash, Microsoft fonts, Quicktime, or view specific commercial DVDs. This page will explain how to install drivers to let you view that 'extra' media.

  1. On the taskbar, click Ubuntu Software Centre, the icon of a shopping bag.
  2. In the Software Centre's search bar with the magnifying glass, type "Ubuntu Restricted Extras" and hit enter.
  3. When it displays Ubuntu Restricted Extras in the list, click it, and then click the Install button on the right.
    • If a prompt appears that says certain packages must be added/removed, click Install Anyway.
  4. Enter your password at the password prompt, and then click Authenticate to begin the package install/download.
  5. During the install, a window will pop up that says Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer. Check the box next to Do you accept the EULA license terms? and click Forward.
  6. Once the Progress bar is finished spinning, your computer is ready to use any extra media.