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Developer(s) various
Stable release 56
Development status Current
Platform Ubuntu (Linux)
Available in English
License Various (Ubuntu MOTU Developers)
Website Ubuntu wiki RestrictedFormats

ubuntu-restricted-extras is a software package for the computer operating system Ubuntu that allows the user to install essential software which is not already included due to legal or copyright reasons.

It is a meta-package that installs:


The ubuntu-restricted-extras is a metapackage and has the following dependencies:[1]

  • flashplugin-installer
  • gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
  • gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3
  • gstreamer0.10-pitfdll
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse
  • icedtea6-plugin
  • libavcodec-extra-52
  • libmp4v2-0
  • ttf-mscorefonts-installer
  • unrar

As of Ubuntu 10.10, several of these dependencies are included indirectly, through another metapackage called ubuntu-restricted-addons.


Due to the legal status of the software included in ubuntu-restricted-extras, the package is not included by default on any Ubuntu CDs. However, some distributions, such as Super OS, Pinguy OS and Revamplinux do bundle the package on their installation CDs or DVDs.[citation needed]

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