However, if you have not checked the box, there is no need to worry, we have compiled this guide to provide the installation of Multimedia Codecs on Linux Mint.
There are two ways to get multimedia codecs on Linux Mint.
How to Install Multimedia Codecs on Linux Mint using the terminal
Firstly, you need to fire up the Linux Mint’s terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T). Update the packages repository with the help of the following command.
Once the system is adapted, now execute the below-mentioned command to install all the essentials (the missing audio/video and DVD libraries) that are required to run multimedia files on Linux Mint. Note : The mint-meta-codecs contain all the packages that are necessary to get complete support of Multimedia on Linux Mint.
How to Install Multimedia Codecs on Linux Mint using Graphical Interface
The graphical interface of all the distributions of Linux is quite user-friendly, as is the Linux Mint also. The following steps guide you to get the latest multimedia codecs to pack available.
Step 1 : Navigate to the Menu of Linux Mint and click on the Software Manager icon.
Step 2 : Once the Software Manager is opened; type “multimedia” on the search bar and you will get the “Multimedia Codecs” package as shown below.
Upon clicking on the “Multimedia Codecs“, an Install button will appear. Click on it to start the installation.
After doing so, you will get a prompt to get the missing libraries and it is recommended to perform the action as provided.
After clicking on the Continue, an authentication prompt will appear; enter your password and navigate to Authenticate to proceed further.
Soon after that, the installation will begin:
Once the installation is completed; a Remove button will be there that means the installation is completed.
Get some good media player
It is recommended to install a good media player that can play both audio and video content. In the category of media players, VLC is a widely used and resourceful media player for Linux-based distributions. Install VLC by issuing the command provided below.
Once all the steps are performed successfully, you are now ready to play every type of Multimedia content on Linux Mint.
Multimedia codecs are the essentials to play the audio-video files of different formats. There may exist a few libraries of multimedia that allow you to play some content. But it is recommended to get the complete Multimedia package after installation of Linux Mint. In this guide, we have provided the installation of multimedia codecs on Linux Mint. The two possible ways(graphical and terminal) are explained here to get the essentials of Multimedia related content. The graphical interface seems easy to follow but the terminal lover will surely adopt the command line method to get Multimedia codecs on Linux Mint.