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Old 08-21-2006, 02:12 PM   #1
spartan.ii.117
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unable to play mp3's on fedora core 5


i recently installed FC5 on a computer with out a way to access te inter net, can someone give me the steps to get an mp3 to play?
 
Old 08-21-2006, 11:38 PM   #2
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A lot of linux distributions (including fedora) don't include mp3 support for legal reasons, there's packages available that can provide it pretty easily. I don't use fedora so I don't know exactly which ones you should look for but it should be pretty easy to find with a little google searching.

If you can connect the computer to the internet temporarily I imagine you could probably install packages real quick using yum (the package manager). Otherwise you'll have to download the packages using a different computer and transfer and install them on your own.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 03:54 AM   #3
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hi ...

Fedora won't ship MP3-capable software because the Fraunhofer Institute's patent license terms are not compatible with the GPL.

You can download plugins from from gurulabs or can search for
xmms-mp3-1.2.10-16.i386.rpm in google..

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

yum install xmms xmms-mp3

You can also search for Fedora Multimedia Installation HOWTO at tldp
 
Old 08-22-2006, 04:25 AM   #4
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I wound up finding http://brandonhutchinson.com/Fedora_Helper.html which was great.
 
Old 06-14-2007, 12:13 PM   #5
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Quote:
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hi ...

Fedora won't ship MP3-capable software because the Fraunhofer Institute's patent license terms are not compatible with the GPL.

You can download plugins from from gurulabs or can search for
xmms-mp3-1.2.10-16.i386.rpm in google..

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

yum install xmms xmms-mp3

You can also search for Fedora Multimedia Installation HOWTO at tldp
Thank you, i had the same exact problem.....
 
  


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