So you've brought home your new Free Geek computer, but you can't play your mp3s or watch certain DVDs! By default, Ubuntu does not come with the ability to use mp3, mpeg1/2, Adobe Flash, Microsoft fonts, Quicktime, or view specific commercial DVDs. This page will explain how to install drivers to let you view that 'extra' media.
- On the taskbar, click Ubuntu Software Centre, the icon of a shopping bag.
- In the Software Centre's search bar with the magnifying glass, type "Ubuntu Restricted Extras" and hit enter.
- When it displays Ubuntu Restricted Extras in the list, click it, and then click the Install button on the right.
- If a prompt appears that says certain packages must be added/removed, click Install Anyway.
- Enter your password at the password prompt, and then click Authenticate to begin the package install/download.
- During the install, a window will pop up that says Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer. Check the box next to Do you accept the EULA license terms? and click Forward.
- Once the Progress bar is finished spinning, your computer is ready to use any extra media.