[SOLVED] 'Extras'

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[SOLVED] 'Extras'

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This isn't stupid, but may be a little dumb :D
Under Ubuntu / Xubuntu (when I used them) one of the first things i did was install the relevant restricted-extras, but there isn't one for Mint. Can I use Ubuntu as Mint is based on that (much slicker though)
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Re: 'Extras'

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The Linux Mint multimedia codecs (package mint-meta-codecs) can be installed through the welcome screen (in your menu). It's under first steps.

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As far as I can tell the ubuntu-restricted-extras installs a subset of this but should be largely the same. ubuntu-restricted-extras recommends to install ttf-mscorefonts-installer which you'd have to install manually on Linux Mint if you really want 24 year old fonts that serve no purpose on a modern system. mint-meta-codecs also install adobe-flashplugin which I disagree should be installed on any system so you may want to remove that one afterwards.
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Thanks xenopeek, I don't get that option in First Steps :-(
But, I went into the software manager and searched for mint-meta-codecs and apparently it's already installed :-)
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Re: 'Extras'

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Depends on your version how the welcome screen looks. It might even be smart and not show things already installed? I don't know :)
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Re: 'Extras'

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Hey Buddy, it's all there so no problem. But thanks for the pointer, didn't know which package(s) to look for so couldn't easily check
Again thanks for the help
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