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Old 01-20-2010, 02:59 AM   #1
Harry_the_Brush
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Question Codec installation on Fedora 12


Hi Harry the Newbie here - first post!

I've just installed Fedora 12. I Love it. But ... can someone plz explain (in newbie speak) how to install a codec package so I can watch movies? (.avi, Xvid etc.....) for Movie Player (default installed).

I've downloaded a package called "all-20071007.tar.bz2" that suggests it is just what I need.

I created a folder called "codecs" in usr/local/lib/" as su using the terminal as pkg instructions suggested.

When I tried to unpack the package into that new directory I got the reply that I did not have the right permissions.

Has anyone else imstalled this/or better codec packages?

How do I overcome this problem, plz?

If anyone has a better/easier way of installing codecs PLEASE let me know.

Thanks for reading this posting ....... HARRY

ps if there's another/better video player, I'd like to know too, so I can try it out also.

THANKS
 
Old 01-20-2010, 03:34 AM   #2
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You need root privileges to write to /usr/local/lib. su to root and try unpacking again.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 07:17 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry_the_Brush View Post
Hi Harry the Newbie here - first post!

I've just installed Fedora 12. I Love it. But ... can someone plz explain (in newbie speak) how to install a codec package so I can watch movies? (.avi, Xvid etc.....) for Movie Player (default installed).

I've downloaded a package called "all-20071007.tar.bz2" that suggests it is just what I need.

I created a folder called "codecs" in usr/local/lib/" as su using the terminal as pkg instructions suggested.

When I tried to unpack the package into that new directory I got the reply that I did not have the right permissions.

Has anyone else imstalled this/or better codec packages?

How do I overcome this problem, plz?

If anyone has a better/easier way of installing codecs PLEASE let me know.

Thanks for reading this posting ....... HARRY

ps if there's another/better video player, I'd like to know too, so I can try it out also.

THANKS
http://fedorasolved.org/video
 
Old 01-20-2010, 07:21 AM   #4
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You may wanna check out Omega 12
http://omega.dgplug.org/

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It has all the features of Fedora and number of additional software including multimedia players and codecs by default. Omega plays any multimedia content (including MP3) or commercial DVD's out of the box.
the kickstart file (to make a livecd omega) also has the repos; maybe you can just add their repositories
and then add their codecs?
http://omega.dgplug.org/12/Live/i686...2-i686-Live.ks

that might be above your head now, but it wont be after a while

other members more familiar with Fed12 than me can help too
 
Old 01-20-2010, 09:07 AM   #5
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Lightbulb install vlc with repositories for proprietary formats (mp3, dvd, etc ...)

install rpmfusion free and rpmfusion non free from http://rpmfusion.org/
install livna rpm from http://rpm.livna.org/

from there it's easy:
yum install libdvdcss vlc

The good thing is when you update your system, vlc will be updated too

enjoy

Last edited by 16pide; 01-21-2010 at 01:57 AM.
 
Old 01-20-2010, 04:12 PM   #6
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you might want to READ the fedora "user guide"
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/selinu...ide/f12/en-US/
and this help page
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f12.html
 
Old 01-21-2010, 09:15 PM   #7
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Another uber-start aid is autoten, includes omega

http://dnmouse.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=105
 
  


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