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Multimedia Support in Fedora 10

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 10.

Open a terminal and become root, then run this command:

# rpm -ivh 
# rpm -ivh 

Now, Install all other plug ins..

# yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly xine-lib-extras-nonfree

After successful installation, open Amarok or any other multimedia player and try to play the mp3 file and see if all goes fine and you are able to hear the music.


To install xmms and make it MP3-capable, start by doing this:

# yum install xmms xmms-mp3

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.

Unfortunately, the alternate front end xine is even more broken. It can be installed this way:

# yum install xine xine-lib libdvdcss

Doing this will also install a number of support libraries, including the libdvdcss plugin


Anonymous said...

Livna joined forces with others. It's now called RPMfusion.

Anonymous said...

In rhythmbox on Fedora 10 if you try to open an unsupported format, like .mp3, package kit will automatically search for and install the necessary package assuming a repo like RPM Fusion is present.

Anonymous said...

> Livna joined forces with others.
> It's now called RPMfusion.

It's called RPM Fusion ;-)

And Livna still exists -- it hosts libdvdcss, which is not in RPM FUsion

Anonymous said...

Kool, it works

Anonymous said...

nice article.

Pratyay ..just said...

thanks buddy !!! you gave me a wonderful option to get listen my fav musics on fedora thing

Unknown said...

my net line is active in windows xp. so....

if u download those file in my pendrive or removal drive then how to i ( by what command) install that....???????????????????????????

luxi boy

DevOps said...

You can use "rpm" command to install those files into Fedora but you also need to take care of dependencies while installing those rpm which "yum" takes care by default.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the guidance.

home remodeling said...

First, install RPM Fusion's free and nonfree YUM repositories. For detailed information about installing RPM Fusion, see: __ttp://

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