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Old 10-28-2007, 02:26 PM   #16
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Installing codecs for fedora is almost impossible, its probably the hardest distribution to install codecs on
 
Old 10-28-2007, 02:51 PM   #17
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I know you are being sarcastic, but because these things kind of tend to gain momentum like the Ubuntu-has-no-root myth, I'd like to add that its actually the same as it was with most distributions 12 Months ago - you add a repository, you install the codecs. Nothing mythical, but we all know its an issue since there are roughtly a gazillion threads about it in this Forum.
 
Old 10-28-2007, 04:46 PM   #18
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I know you are being sarcastic, but because these things kind of tend to gain momentum like the Ubuntu-has-no-root myth, I'd like to add that its actually the same as it was with most distributions 12 Months ago - you add a repository, you install the codecs. Nothing mythical, but we all know its an issue since there are roughtly a gazillion threads about it in this Forum.
I wasn't being sarcastic, I actually tried to install codecs, I got the mp3's to play but the .wma wouldn't play for some reason. I tried for a few hours getting them to play but it didn't work
 
Old 10-28-2007, 06:07 PM   #19
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You got to be kidding. I'm on Ubuntu right now, but I think its all in the Linva repos. w32codecs, xine-extracodecs bla-bla-restricted codecs... and you're done.
I would check fedorafaq or ubuntuquestions.org/fedora for the exact packages.
When in doubt, start a thread. shouldn't take more than a couple of hours to get a response. And I am not a Fedora user, I used if for about 2 weeks when I nuked my Ubuntu Gutsy Beta with the realtime kernel, but it was a really smooth experience.

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Old 10-28-2007, 06:58 PM   #20
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wma plays fine even without w32codecs (I'm running the 64 bit version). It is vital that you use totem-gstreamer and that you install the gstreamer-plugins (including and especially the ones from livna or freshrpms). Xine-libs are good to have too. And installing vlc and/or mplayer should play automatically install all that is required to play wma.
 
  


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