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Old 09-04-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
abhi_69
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Question Web browser for fedora core 9


hello,
i use fedora core 9 with gnome desktop. i use firefox & opera. is there any other browser available for fedora?
which is the fastest?
plz. inform me.

is there any other media player for fedora which can play various formats (like-mp3, mpeg, DVD etc.) except mplayer or vlc?
i searching for another suitable media player (i already have mplayer), becoz totem can't play all formats.
tell me if anybody know something.

thnz in advance.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 10:25 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by abhi_69 View Post
hello,
i use fedora core 9 with gnome desktop. i use firefox & opera. is there any other browser available for fedora?
which is the fastest?
plz. inform me.
There is Konqueror, Epiphany, Galeon, and probably some other ones I don't know about. Google for Linux web browsers.

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is there any other media player for fedora which can play various formats (like-mp3, mpeg, DVD etc.) except mplayer or vlc?
i searching for another suitable media player (i already have mplayer), becoz totem can't play all formats.
tell me if anybody know something.
thnz in advance.
Kaffeine is another media player, along with Xine. All of these, though, depend on having the codecs loaded, for whatever format you're wanting to play. Read the documentation for the different players, and load the codecs according to the instructions.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 10:53 AM   #3
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Web browsers: TBOne already adviced some, I could only tell the same.
Media players: There are some, like Amarok, Banshee, Songbird, Audacious, XMMS, XMMS2, XINE.
Chose any you like.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 11:44 AM   #4
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Hi,

Before anything else: linux is linux (it doesn't really matter fedora, mandriva, sube, *buntu or whatever). The set of available programs is always the same.

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hello,
i use fedora core 9 with gnome desktop. i use firefox & opera. is there any other browser available for fedora?
which is the fastest?
plz. inform me.
The fastest is a very relative term. For everyone, the fastest, prettier and better is, of course, the one s/he chooses. Such is human nature.

The browsers can be cataloged in several categories:
  • Gecko based ones: galeon, firefox, seamonkey, epiphany (I think it migrated to webkit now however), skipstone, kazehakase and probably many more.
  • khtml based ones: in linux, konqueror.
  • Webkit based ones: arora, midori, epiphany.
  • Opera, custom engine, it's the one and only on its category.
  • Dillo, gtk1 (and now fltk2) based browser, this is a minimal browser, and the only one you can choose if you are really worried about ram usage. It's got lots of limitations though.
  • Text based browsers: lynx, links, elinks, w3m and some others.

Gecko based browsers are all heavy. No matter what toolkit they are based on, since the big part anyway is the engine (Gecko itself).

khtml is very light, and a very good engine, however, on kde 3.x it seems to have some nasty problems with javascript, which makes it unusable on some websites.

Webkit seems to be very promissing, and with it's integration in qt 4.4, I guess that this will be a killer combination. Maybe we can finally get a featureful browser that doesn't eat all your ram. However, there's no mature webkit browser yet for linux (in my humble opinion, of course).

Opera is maybe a compromise solution for those that need a full featured product with an slightly lighter usage of resources. It's quite fast as well compared to gecko (and overall to firefox). However it is a closed source product and seems to have some problems with flash.

Dillo and the text browsers are for those that run really short on resouces, or that simply do not need any extra features because they use mostly text based and/or static html pages. Some of the text based browsers are really good (and there's nothing faster, they win on that regard). On those, you will need external programs to view any video, graphic or whatever.

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is there any other media player for fedora which can play various formats (like-mp3, mpeg, DVD etc.) except mplayer or vlc?
i searching for another suitable media player (i already have mplayer), becoz totem can't play all formats.
tell me if anybody know something.

thnz in advance.
In the video players section, the thing is similar. There are a number of mainstream engines, and the rest of programs are just frontends to these.
  • vlc, which you already know
  • mplayer, it's a very consistent multimedia player. It's particularly good at handling lots of formats, and even better at handling broken files/streams, like partial downloads and so. It's main downside for me is the crappy dvd support. It also lacks a proper library API. That means that frontends like smplayer, kplayer, kmplayer, etc. have to embed the mplayer window using tricky tricks, something that I dislike and produces some problems every now and then.
  • xine, probably the most solid engine overall. Unlike mplayer it has a proper API, and there are lots of frontends for it for many purposes (amarok, kaffeine, xine-ui, codeine, dragon player, gxine and a big big etc.). It's got superb support for dvd as well. Like mplayer, it supports streams and dvb very well.
  • Other minor independent programs/engines for specialized stuff, like xmms (audio mostly), moc (audio), oggle (dvd) and many many more.

Most of these use some 3rd party tools/codecs like ffmpeg and others for many formats.

Last edited by i92guboj; 09-04-2008 at 11:46 AM.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 12:42 PM   #5
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For the media players add

http://rpm.livna.org/

to your repositories (visit the site)
 
Old 09-04-2008, 01:04 PM   #6
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And to the list of webkit based browsers presented by i92guboj, you could add Google's new Chrome browser.

One "nit" with your original question: The Fedora project dropped the "core" from the distribution's name when the extras repository was combined with the base repository to create the everything repository for the Fedora 8 release. So, pedantically, your distribution is Fedora 9, not Fedora Core 9.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 01:46 PM   #7
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For now Chrome is out of the question. There's no linux version (only promises).

There are ways to install it under wine though, I've heard.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 08:02 PM   #8
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Hi there,

I'm using Fedora 9 myself and I'm satisfied with using:

MPlayer (for Media Players - I think it is such a good program not only for playback, but because it also includes the mencoder which makes life easier if you need to convert videos and stuff!). It has a huge library of codecs and it plays just about anything I can think of ^^

Firefox 3.0.0.1 (currently). Why? Cuz it comes as default? Well, it is actually open source and has a wide support so that's one of the main reasons as well. One can argue that it is also secure. Unfortunately it is not as fast anymore as it used to be, but I guess that's what you pay for a nicer GUI ^^

Cheers mate!
 
  


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