Originally Posted by frieza
here's a question i noticed nobody bothered to ask, are you using a 32 or a 64 bit linux?
That's an excellent question indeed, and that's why I find using the Package Manager the easiest and safest way to install anything.
If you just want it to work, open Applications
. Select All available applications
in the Show
window, then find and install Ubuntu Restricted Extras
. That will install all the correct codecs and media plugins, including Java and Flash, for your system.