@markosaric @gnome The Linux machines I have worked with at the university tended to be able to play only few videos and no animated gifs. I am thinking of buying a laptop with Linux, but then multimedia should work. Is this just a matter of installing the right software or are there problems with Linus not having (paid) licenses or software to play videos?
@VictorVenema @gnome VLC is what I used on Mac to play multimedia and same app exists for Linux too. Firefox also. I haven't encountered any problems and it would be impossible to use Linux for me if it couldn't play media. Do run it on a USB to test your hardware though to make sure it all works or simply buy a Linux ready laptop
@markosaric I have VLC for Windows. If you do not have any problems, then it is probably just a matter of the right software not being installed on the university computers. Think I will give a try.