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Old 06-13-2005, 03:07 PM   #1
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Can't play any other media than WAV


So, I freshly installed my Fedora Core 3 distribution.
I was able to set up all the networking, and all the look and fell stuff.
But for some unapparent reason, i can't play any mediafile, other than Wav.
Since I can play Wav files, my Soundcard is working fine, but neither simple mp3, nor Videos will play in no matter what player i tryed, starting from XMMS to Helix.

When i try to open an MP3 fie in Helix it says:

"The player can't play this filetype! Component 'audio/mp3' is missing"

As far as i can remember, i installed all the media packages in the installation routine...

Well, any suggestions, what i did wrong?
 
Old 06-13-2005, 03:20 PM   #2
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as far as I remember, Fedora Core leaves out mp3 / wma support due to US patent issues. Refer to their FAQs in order to fix your problem.
 
Old 06-13-2005, 03:32 PM   #3
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Oh

Kay, thanx, but what about all the other files like AVI or MPEG are those also left out due to patent issues?
 
Old 06-13-2005, 03:34 PM   #4
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Well, sofar I havnt come across any distro that would ship codecs for those. Mplayer's site provides them anyways, so that would be the correct place to search for a good media player, and the video codecs too.
 
  


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