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I am not sure how yum works, but apt-get, once you add a repository to the apt config file, you need to update it with apt-get update. My guess is that once you've edited that file, you need to run yum update. If that works, then:
yum install vlc
Last edited by Mega Man X; 10-17-2008 at 02:25 PM.
Hmmm, I ran out of suggestions now mate . The second address you've added to the repolist (the one I gave you) should not timeout. It must have something to do with your network (are you behind a proxy?). In that case, I will have to pass, because I suck at it and I don't want to screw your machine
Just a short reminder that Fedora is not a distribution with stability or user friendlyness as a top priority. I like Fedora, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with no experience with linux. They also don't care one bit about compatibility with anything non open-source (java, flash, drivers, codecs...).