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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.[2] However, some distributions, such as Super OS, Pinguy OS and Revamplinux do bundle the package on their installation CDs or DVDs.

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