Phil Bull (philbull) wrote,
Phil Bull

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Feisty feature of the day #13 - Get bad things in a good way

For a while now, third-party efforts such as Automatix and EasyUbuntu have been the only easy way to enable restricted/proprietary extras, such as Flash and certain multimedia codecs in Ubuntu. These aren't enabled by default due to legal/patent issues, and often required many separate packages to be installed to make them work.

In Feisty, it's as easy as installing the ubuntu-restricted-extras package. Not only is this package documented (guess who by...), it's available in Add/Remove Applications.

Installing ubuntu-restricted-extras using Add/Remove Applications

The package is actually a meta-package, which installs the following:

  • flashplugin-nonfree

  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly

  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse

  • msttcorefonts

  • sun-java5-jre

  • sun-java5-plugin

Easy enough for you?
Tags: automatix, codecs, easyubuntu, feisty, ffotd, flash, java, msttcorefonts, patents, restricted, ubuntu, ubuntu-restricted-extras
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