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How can I install the most used plugins like flash player and mp3 in Ubuntu?

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The easiest way is to install the package ubuntu-restricted-extras by clicking the button below:

Install via the software center

This will install a bunch of useful stuff, because it is a meta-package, like Flash, MP3 capability, mscorefonts etc.

Connect to the internet. Open the software center and search for ubuntu-restricted-extras and install it.

You will have to accept some licences for non-free stuff.

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First step read this from Ubuntu RestrictedFormats.

Then go to ubuntuguide. This is for Maverick - there are different guides for older versions of Ubuntu.

To install Flash search for 'Flash' in the Software Centre and install it or install the package: flashplugin-nonfree install flashplugin-nonfree.

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fine thank u :) –  Ant's Mar 13 '11 at 12:57

On every new install of Ubuntu I always use Medibuntu in addition to the restricted extras.

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For Flash Player, try installing flashplugin-installer and flashplugin-nonfree

For the MP3 stuff, support to listen to MP3 media files should already be loaded into the system, as was my experience with 10.04 and 10.10.

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