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Multimedia (MP3, MPEG-4, AVI, DiVX, etc.) support in Fedora 15

Why doesn’t Fedora support MP3 ‘out of the box’?

Fedora cannot include support for MP3 or DVD video playback or recording. MP3 formats are patented, and the patent holders have not provided the necessary licenses. Fedora also excludes other multimedia software due to patent, copyright, or license restrictions, such as Adobe Flash Player and RealNetworks RealPlayer.

That doesn’t mean you can’t play .mp3 files in Fedora, it just takes a bit of work (not much).

Follow these instructions to get mp3 and other multimedia support on your Fedora 15.
Open a terminal and run this command:

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-rawhide.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-rawhide.noarch.rpm'

Verify the RPM Fusion’s signing keys.
Just run the following two commands in your terminal and compare the output with the keys listed on the RPM Fusion keys page. They should match.

gpg --quiet --with-fingerprint /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-free-fedora-15-primary
gpg --quiet --with-fingerprint /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-nonfree-fedora-15-primary

Update your system
su -c 'yum update -y'
Install the gstreamer restricted plugins
su -c 'yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-bad-free gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly'
MPEG, QuickTime, AVI, and DVDs
MPEG (the format used on DVDs) represents itself as an open standard, but most Linux distributions won't ship software that read it because of blocking patents held by MPEGLA. AVI and Apple QuickTime have proprietary codecs covered by patents, so most Linux distributions won't ship software that decodes them, either.
# yum install xine xine-lib libdvdcss
Doing this will also install a number of support libraries, including the libdvdcss plugin


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