Fedora is a distro that is focused only on free and open source software.
This means that Fedora doesn't distribute any proprietary or patent encumbred software, so they'll not be present in the official Fedora releases and repositories.
This does not mean that they cannot be instaled in a Fedora distro.
Because there are many users who want to run some of that software, the community has been providing, since a long time ago, alternative ways to acomplish that.
This is very important when a new release is distributed, because it attracts many first time users and not all of them are aware of the above mentioned, and every six months, the same questions are placed in the forums, regarding that.
To help new users to install the non free and proprietary stuff mentioned in the titlle, I decided to leave here a fast summary, chosed among many of the available options.
Flash (only 64 bit)
yum erase flash-plugin nspluginwrapper*
rpm -Uvh http://dl.dropbox.com/u/6907158/flashplayer.x86_64/flash-release-1-1.noarch.rpm
yum install flash-plugin
First, you need to be able access the rpm fusion repositories
su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'
yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-ffmpeg
xine backend codecs
yum install xine-lib-extras-freeworld
1 - Update the kernel
yum update kernel*
2 - Install the nvidia driver - For GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 200 & 300 series cards
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
yum install kmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686
3 a) - for 32 bit: Edit xorg.conf ( if you omit this step the driver will fail to work )
3 b) - for 64 bit: Edit xorg.conf ( if you omit this step the driver will fail to work )
4 - Reboot.
Before executing this commands, you are strongly advised to have a look at the sites where I copied them from.
On there, you may find more instructions regarding other specific cases, or you may place your questions, in case something is not clear, or will not work for you.
Credit goes to the authors of each of those sites.
Flash 64 bit:
Codecs - RPM Fusion:
Codecs - GStreamer and xine:
Nvidia driver, please note:
after instaling the Nvidia driver, before reboot, you may need to edit your menu.lst file and add:
at the end of the "kernel" line.
For more details, please see post #15, at this thread: