Ubuntu does not automatically install certain media codec during installation due to licensing reason. You can install these codecs during
Ubuntu installation by ticking the checkbox to install additional packages.
These media codecs however are available in
apt repository and can easily be installed from the command line.
Ubuntu also make it easier to install them all by packaging the media codecs in a meta package named
apt's package application list from repository.
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install --assume-yes ubuntu-restricted-extra
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