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Old 08-23-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
abhi_69
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Unhappy Multimedia problem in Fedora core 9


Hello all,

i am new linux user.i used mandriva 2008.0. but, now i hav fedora core 9 installed. i think fedora is good for work. but, i can't play videos & DVD's in fedora. i am very confused....
if other linux distro like mandriva or slackware supports all multimedia, why not fedora??
whats the problem? i install 'fluendo mp3 decoder' to play mp3. they offer otther codecs, but, they r not free.
i hav no internet connection in my home pc. so, i can't use yum & other online software install tools. i use internet from my university campus.i didn't find any free video & DVD codecs for fedora 9.
i tried mplayer from 'freshrpm' site. but, it not install. it show error about dependencies. it show a list of libraries which are not installed like- libaac, libmad, libcaca etc. Are not those libraries included in fedora 9?

i also tried mplayer from a source tarball. it installs ok. i use-
./configure --enable-gui during compile.
it creates a menu entry. but, when i click it, no GUI appears. then i noticed,
skin directory of mplayer is empty. when i install some skin there, they didn't work.

so, now i am in great problem. what can i do now? is there any free video & DVD decoder pack for totem? i use gnome desktop.
i hav no other OS in my home PC. i need to play DVD's & videos in fedora.

plz. anybody helps me. give me details. any solution for me?

i again say, there is no active internet connection in my home pc. so, yum or other online installation tools will not work for me.
so, give any other method to download codecs as rpm or other format & install them directly from my hard disk.

plz. help me.

thnx.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 01:01 PM   #2
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Try download real player in rpm format.

http://www.real.com/linux
 
Old 08-23-2008, 01:36 PM   #3
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add livna to your yum sources too. Install most of livna

Then use yum to install the required rpms (libmad, xine, mplayer, xmms, etc) that support all the missing formats.
 
Old 08-24-2008, 02:20 AM   #4
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Smile Thanks for solution

thnx to all for solution.
i download realplayer in rpm format.
i also install mplayer source again & compile it. i was made a mistake during skin installation. but, now the problem is solved with the help of a tutorial. now i can play all media format in mplayer with nice GUI.

it makes me free from tension now.

thnx again to all. does realplayer play all format like mplayer?
 
Old 08-24-2008, 11:06 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by abhi_69 View Post
thnx to all for solution.
i download realplayer in rpm format.
i also install mplayer source again & compile it. i was made a mistake during skin installation. but, now the problem is solved with the help of a tutorial. now i can play all media format in mplayer with nice GUI.

it makes me free from tension now.

thnx again to all. does realplayer play all format like mplayer?
Welcome. I not sure all the format can play or not but MP3 format sure can play. You can try to play it.

Last edited by cmx08; 08-24-2008 at 11:07 AM.
 
  


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