When you install any new distro, most of the time it does not come with the video and audio codecs to play videos online and offline.

The best way in my opinion to use codecs without spending hours installing is:

Install needed apps as flatpak.

The most common apps that need codecs is browsers and video players like vlc and mpv.

Just install them(Make sure you enable flathub repo) as flatpak (installed by default in most distros) and you will not need to spend time installing codecs from untrusted third party repos ever again.

  • CjkOvPDwQw
    1 year ago

    Fedora as this issue where you need to have rpm fusion to install “non-free” drivers. Other than that you are right all beginner friendly distros have them installed by default (Ubuntu, mint, and friends)