Why Ubuntu Doesn’t Come With Support for MP3s, Flash, and Other Multimedia Formats

Why Ubuntu Doesn’t Come With Support for MP3s, Flash, and Other Multimedia Formats

Most Linux distributions come without support for MP3 audio, H.264 video, Flash content, and even commercial video DVDs. Patents, closed-source software, and even laws that make certain types of software illegal restrict what can be included in a Linux distribution.