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Old 01-10-2008, 09:54 AM   #1
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Post About audio codecs on fedora 5


Hi...

ths is rehaan .. last (t i had installed the fedora core 5
but iam not able to play my.. mp3 n video files..

my sound card is detected but iam not able to play any music files..

plz help in installiation of codecs that ar wth my motherboard...


thanking u
 
Old 01-10-2008, 10:05 AM   #2
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note: "music" is not the same thing as "mp3".

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/why-au...t-matters.html
mp3 is a proprietary codec covered by multiple patents.
best advise is to install a utility called ffmpeg2theora and convert all your mp3 files to ogg/vorbis format.

http://v2v.cc/~j/ffmpeg2theora/

It is not clear how you should do this as Fedora Core 5 is an unsupported distribution. Unless you enjoy compiling your programs from source or hunting for increasingly rare rpms, you should install a non-logacy OS.

It is possible to obtain multi-proprietary codec playback between ffmpeg and the xine engine... you can install mplayer and xmms from source.

See: www.mjmwired.net for the FC5 install notes.

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Old 01-10-2008, 11:46 AM   #3
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Of course you can play mp3's in all players after installing the w32codecs package.
ogg is the better format in too many ways to mention, but when you already have something in mp3 - recoding it from one lossy format to another lossy format is an ugly procedure.
I'm with Simon. If you are no too attached to FC5, get the latest version of Fedora or Ubuntu. Fedora 8 and Ubuntu 7.10 take care of things like that for you.

Last edited by oskar; 01-10-2008 at 11:48 AM.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 11:51 AM   #4
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Of course you can play mp3's in all players after installing the w32codecs package.
I'm with Simon. If you are no too attached to FC5, get the latest version of Fedora or Ubuntu. Fedora 8 and Ubuntu 7.10 take care of things like that for you.
Fedora Core 8 certainly doesn't - at least I had to do this in FC8 to get Totem to play MP3s...

For RhythmBox or Totem: -

su -
yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly

For Audacious: -

su -
yum install audacious-plugins-nonfree-mp3

For KDE MP3 players, like Noatun or Juk:-

su -
yum install kdemultimedia-extras-nonfree
 
Old 01-10-2008, 11:59 AM   #5
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Ubuntu 7.10 only allows installation of some proprietory drivers (net and gfx mostly) out of the box. You need HW DRI for fusion and net because it's a total pita otherwise. Everything else you gotta enable the extra repos.

The only real need for non-free codecs is for streaming media from the internet. There is no advantage for personal use. Even many (non ipod) media players will play ogg/vorbis ... even when they don't claim to.
 
Old 01-10-2008, 12:01 PM   #6
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Did you install it before the final release? I'm pretty sure the final release had 'code buddy' installed, which is supposed to prompt you with a popup when you try to play unsupported codecs - giving you the option to install them.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 05:24 AM   #7
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Hi,
I am new user of fedora core 5. But i am not able to play my.. mp3 and video files..
my sound card is detected but iam not able to play any music files..

plz help in installiation of codecs that ar wth my motherboard...

plz give me fedora plugins and video codec pac.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 06:49 AM   #8
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I am new user of fedora core 5.
Fedora Core 5 is too out of date to be useful. You should change to an up to date distro. "fedora" is up to release 8.

Please reread post #2.

Quote:
But i am not able to play my.. mp3 and video files..
my sound card is detected but iam not able to play any music files..
fedora 8 does not play mp3 files because the codec is burdened by several patents. Using these formats can expose you to legal action.

Fedora will play music files which are not burdened. These include, but are not limited to, vorbis (audio), theora (video) and flacc (lossless audio).

It follows that the best approach is to transcode your music collection to one of these formats. A program which does this is called "ffmpeg2theora" and you install it with

yum install ffmpeg2theora

If yopen a terminal and cd into a directory which contains your music collection, you can:

ffmpeg2theora *.mp3
rm *.mp3

now your mp3 collection is an ogg/vorbis collection.
rip all your disks to ogg/vorbis
sell your ipod and use a true media player.


Since linux is about choice, you can choose to shackle yourself to legacy, IP-burdened, formats if you want to. This will involve installing restricted codecs to your computer.

Have a look at:

www.fedorafaq.org
www.mjmwired.net

... for more info.

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 02-09-2008 at 06:58 AM.
 
  


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