June 17, 2014, 2:30 PM — Here's how you can install multimedia codecs in Linux Mint 17. This will also install Microsoft's fonts.
1. Open a terminal window.
2. Type in the following command then hit Enter:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
According to Binary Tides:
Linux Mint 17 has been released and is named Qiana. Mint is one of the best linux distros that targets desktop users with focus on usability and simplicity. It comes in various flavors with different desktop environments like Mate and Cinnamon and different base distros like Ubuntu or Debian.