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Old 01-03-2012, 06:43 AM   #1
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unable to play media from external HDD on Linux Fedora


i just wiped my drive and made the change from windows 7 to Linux Fedora on my ASUS G73JH. install went fine, though when it finished i am unable to play the media i had saved on my external HDD. on windows 7 this is an easy fix, as i'm sure is the case with linux. i am completely new to linux and i'm not sure what software i need.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 08:19 AM   #2
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Are you getting any errors? What type of media are you referring to? What program are you using to open the media?
The issue I most often encounter is codec related issues, because Fedora does not by default install codecs that require a license.
To resolve, Google rpmfusion, setup the repositories on your Fedora yum, then you can search and install "gstreamer" plugins. Look for "good", "bad" and "ugly" - those are the ones I generally install and all my codec issues get resolved.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 08:29 AM   #3
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i'm trying to play mp3, mp4, AAC. i tried opening in rythmbox, it gives an importing error saying it is an error in rythmbox or gstream. i tried opening files in dragon video, and movie player and they give me a page saying i need decoders. when i search for the decoders/plugins it states none can be found. i just downloaded xine, but havnt goten it working yet. i'm gonna try your idea right now
 
Old 01-03-2012, 08:51 AM   #4
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where is the fedora YUM at? i have searched my comp for repositories setting and YUM. i cant find either. sorry to be such a newb but i've never used linux before.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #5
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oh sweet. mixxx x64 fixed it. along with packages you suggested. thanks alot bud.
 
Old 01-04-2012, 05:46 AM   #6
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you're welcome. that Mixxx looks pretty slick. I'm not really into mixing my own music, but it almost makes me want to try just to use that software :-)
 
  


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