I am running Linux Mint 16 "Petra" KDE Edition, 64-bit. This release includes the codecs. There is no KDE release that does not contain the codecs. As far as I know, some of the codecs are patented in the USA, where I reside, and are therefore illegal. I want to remove these illegal, unlicensed codecs and replace them with the Fluendo codecs, which are licensed. I am not interesting in trying MATE No codecs or Cinnamon No codecs, because KDE is the best edition. How do I uninstall the patented, unlicensed codecs that are included with the KDE Edition so that I can comply with the patent laws of the USA?