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ALInux 01-11-2006 04:42 PM

Play MP3 in FC4 .....diabled mp3 support !!
Iam trying to play an mp3 file on my fc4..and all I get is a box saying that due to conflict in proprietary issues fc4 has been ripped of its ability to play mp3s :S... what does that mean that I cant play mp3s on fedora 4...ive got a bunch of players installed and they all cant manage to play any of my songs...

gilead 01-11-2006 04:55 PM

I just followed the links to "Similar Threads" at the bottom of your post (and 1 or 2 of the sites they suggested)...

Have a look at:

the Fedora website and elsewhere on this site.

linmix 01-11-2006 05:18 PM

try to check if your question has been answered on the forum before posting next time :)
My two alltime favourite sites for FC installation and problem solving are the Unofficial Fedora Faq and the Stanton Finley Installation Notes.

ALInux 01-12-2006 02:21 AM

I will check it out as soon as I get home...I actually searched..but it seems not good enough

DJ Shaji 01-18-2006 03:19 PM

Take the easy way out - that's what I did; download and install the following packages, of course for your version of Fedora :

xmms-mp3 (MP3 plugin for XMMS)

libxine (Audio/Video playing library)

totem-xine (Program that uses above)

xine-ui (Skinnable program that uses libxine)

Optional :


mplayer -essentials (codecs for mplayer and xine)


Google for the packages, such as xmms rpm fc4

Mezzanine 01-19-2006 12:27 AM has a whole bunch of packages for this. Installing xmms from its source (from the xmms website) I think installs an MP3 codec as well.

Thetargos 01-19-2006 03:15 AM

Quick route: Install either freshrpms or livna releases to add their yum repositories, yum bmp-mp3 or xmms-mp3 (bmp [beep media player] is a replacement for xmms written in GTK+2, unlike xmms' GTK+1 engine)

ALInux 01-19-2006 10:12 AM

Thetargos, I would like to add the freshrpms repositories ..can you give me a little more detailed ifno...and thanks to all of you for the help concerning mp3 support.

I highly recommend the links provided above by linmix...since they cover alot of issues that all fedora users will face after the installation

Thetargos 01-19-2006 10:50 AM

Sure, you only need the freshrpms-release.noarch.rpm from:

Installing that package will make the freshrpms repository available to yum, so then you can simply use yum or yumex (found in Extras, there's i386, x86_64 and PPC builds) so you can install and browse the repos graphically.

linmix 01-19-2006 01:17 PM

Actually, yumex will install repos for you. The only thing you may need though are the pgp keys for the repos you want to use but a bit of googling will find them for you easily.

utopicdog 01-19-2006 03:17 PM

I installed fedora, and was not happy to see the mediaplayers disabled, if you want that kind of thing use another distro.

Mezzanine 01-19-2006 05:14 PM

Not too many distros come with them, again it is a legal issue and Linux distributors are often sued/threatened/whatever for including them. You can get codecs but they're almost impossible to find for movies.

Thetargos 01-21-2006 12:09 AM


Originally Posted by utopicdog
I installed fedora, and was not happy to see the mediaplayers disabled, if you want that kind of thing use another distro.

And your point was? Sorry, but that's kind of point out the obvious.

Of course other distros do include this functionality, distros like Xandros who actually license the techology (or are based on countries where US law does not apply). Fedora has to play by US jurisdiction's law, and that includes mp3, mov and all the WMF (Windows Media® Fornats). You do have players for free formats (.ogg, theora, maroska, etc).

linmix 01-21-2006 08:09 AM

Aditionally, there are several repos available fo fedora that do include the necessary packages to play mp3's and other proprietory formats. The fact that they don't come on the installation cds/dvd doesn't mean they can't be easly installed.

JamesNewbie 01-21-2006 04:16 PM

I had the same problem as you until I downloaded LimeWire. It has a built in mp3 player that works just fine on my system.

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