There is a Macromedia Flash option that will install the Flash pug-in for Mozilla. This was a big deal to me. In the past (and I expected to do this again), I had installed Automatix to get the Flash working as well as the codecs one needs to watch videos and hear music. Automatix worked fine for me but I did think that this is something that I shouldn’t have to do.
So I put a check in the box and clicked the Apply Changes button. Well, faster than I could take a screenshot, Ubuntu found the plugin online, downloaded it and I was good to go. Excellent.
MPlayer is a movie and animation player that supports a wide range of codecs and file formats. It also has a plugin for Firefox allowing you to view streaming video from your web browser. This short howto will help you get it up and running in no time.