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Old 11-02-2009, 01:47 AM   #1
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How do I play .m4v videos in Fedora 11?


When I open the video in Totem, I get:

MPEG-4 AAC decoder
H.264 decoder

not found.


Is there a yum command for this? Will VLC help? Is there a Yum way to install VLC?

Thx.
 
Old 11-02-2009, 12:12 PM   #2
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I can play this format in Gnome MPlayer, which is available from the RPMFusion repository, but I think Totem will be useless. Have you got the proprietary format codecs installed? You can get them from the Livna repository. Visit the RPMFusion and Livna websites for full instructions.
 
Old 11-03-2009, 05:21 AM   #3
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i tried d/l ing the rpms and installing, but it complained about a screenful of libraries it needs, and i dont know what to do next.

IS THERE A COMMAND WHICH WILL INSTALL IT AND EVERYTHING ELSE IT NEEDS?
 
Old 11-03-2009, 06:12 AM   #4
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I did a "yum install mplayer" and now i can get a "mplayer" on the cmd line, but this is what its saying:

mplayer: error while loading shared libraries: /usr/lib/libdvdread.so.4: file too short

I was trying to install VLC with yum, and I had a power cut in the middle, do you think it's got something to do with that?
 
Old 11-05-2009, 04:13 PM   #5
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Almost certainly! There are probably cleverer ways of clearing things up, but I'd just remove the stuff and then install again from scratch.
 
Old 11-05-2009, 05:07 PM   #6
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Use the rpmfusion repository as said earlier, it is the right way to do it.
 
Old 11-06-2009, 02:14 AM   #7
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Try using Xine player . You need to have xine-lib and a front-end like xine-ui. First compile and install xine-lib and then do the same with your favourite xine-ui. I have heard the Mplayer codecs work with xine, so you can try that out.
Also Xine is not available as binary, so compilation from source is necessary.

Regarding VLC, first try
$yum reinstall vlc

Then try using Mplayer
 
Old 11-06-2009, 02:30 PM   #8
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xine, totem, vlc, mplayer, kaffiene, ffmpeg, and many others. You're probably just lacking the libav* stuff though.

libavcodec
libavdevice
libavformat
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