Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-29-2008, 09:18 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2007
Posts: 148

Rep: Reputation: 15
amarok,rhythmbox,kaffeine ...not playing anythin in fedora 8

i have installed fedora 8 in my lap well as desktop ..
but iam not able to play any audio/video file by using any one of them...

can anyone tell me how to fix this..
Old 03-29-2008, 09:35 AM   #2
Ace Blackwell
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Kentucky, USA
Distribution: SlamD 12.1 / Slack 12.0 ~ 14.2_64
Posts: 334

Rep: Reputation: 54
Well Im far from an expert, but I had a similar problem with Slackware 12.0 I could pull up the sound files and the software seemed to function correctly but I had no sound.

I ended up using alsaconf from the term prompt. During the set up it will let you know that it sees your card and then it will set the volumes as it sees fit (you can change at anytime with alsamixer)

Then still from the prompt (or command line for the true Linux users)you can use play to verify the sound works. After that you can boot into KDE /Gnome and see what happens. Mine still didn't work immendiatly in KDE, but I rebooted. Ran a few more media players in KDE 3.5 when it came back up and after a few mins I activated XINE and the sound crackle and popped and BAM, I've had sound ever since.

I hope this helps although I realize it doesn't address the video. I haven't made it that far yet and am working on Networking

Good Luck

Last edited by Ace Blackwell; 03-29-2008 at 09:38 AM.
Old 03-30-2008, 12:44 AM   #3
Registered: Nov 2007
Posts: 148

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
no man ...there is no problem with my sound card....
iam able to play everything using vlc media player..

but iam not able to play video files using music player and rhythm box ...

iam not able to play nething using amork player...

can neone tell me how to play those....
Old 03-30-2008, 01:14 AM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2007
Location: Chilliwack,BC.Canada
Distribution: Slackware64 -current
Posts: 2,079

Rep: Reputation: 58
you need to install codecs, I'm sure if you do some googling, there will be lots of guides on how to install codecs on fedora 8


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't play MP3s with Amarok or RhythmBox raccoonone Ubuntu 5 09-15-2006 01:31 PM
MP3 codec that works for Amarok or Rhythmbox? Dougal SUSE / openSUSE 3 02-08-2006 05:03 PM
replacement for amarok/juk/rhythmbox? craigor Linux - Software 2 07-02-2005 10:47 AM
rhythmbox segfaults when playing song noeffred Linux - Hardware 0 04-08-2005 10:40 AM
Rhythmbox closes without playing Zero007 Linux - Software 4 09-25-2004 02:06 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:20 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration