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Old 06-12-2016, 01:13 AM   #1
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Angry Video player for Fedora


As a newbie I am getting no help from Fedora's agony column. I am trying to install a video player on F23 (it comes with Totem which doesn't work). Questions re Codecs are trashed as the ?? has been asked before but the solved answers don't work. Anyone know how to get codecs for Fedora? VLC is not in the software baggage...Help anyone? Thanks
 
Old 06-12-2016, 02:03 AM   #2
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As a newbie I am getting no help from Fedora's agony column. I am trying to install a video player on F23 (it comes with Totem which doesn't work). Questions re Codecs are trashed as the ?? has been asked before but the solved answers don't work. Anyone know how to get codecs for Fedora? VLC is not in the software baggage...Help anyone? Thanks
Unfortunately this means absolutely nothing. Which codecs/which questions? And what about totem doesn't work? A bit of detail needed

Have you installed the rpmfusion repos? These provide a wealth of codecs (and vlc) not bundled with the core release?

http://rpmfusion.org/

I have used gnome-mplayer in the past and didn't run into any problems. It may be a bit of a sledgehammer approach but having installed rpmfusion I have in the past tried a simple:
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dnf install gstreamer*
which opens a lot of doors
 
Old 06-12-2016, 04:46 AM   #3
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vlc is certainly in rpmfusion and certainly works with F23.
 
Old 06-12-2016, 05:56 AM   #4
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vlc

well vlc is certainly not in my software bag. Hands up, I give up. I have tried all commands found on Fedore elp, but none work. "tis a mystery. Fortunately I love music which totem will play...
 
Old 06-12-2016, 07:17 AM   #5
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Have a look at TIML's post. If you go to http://rpmfusion.org and install their repos using something like

# su -c 'dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

you will find vlc plus a whole lot of other software that doesn't come under the "free" license.
 
Old 06-12-2016, 02:18 PM   #6
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Totem works JUST FINE

you just have to read the documentation on WHY it is used and HOW to add the NON FREE software

-- thank you MPAA and RIAA for this

or

install Smplayer and or Gnome-mplayer

or xine and gstream
 
Old 06-12-2016, 06:24 PM   #7
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Thanks but

xine not available to Fedora, have installed gplayer and all of the gstream possibilities. Easier to delete and install an earlier version (F14) which DID work.
 
Old 06-12-2016, 06:40 PM   #8
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i take it you are not aware of the BOLD yellow highlighted link at the top of the fedoraforum
http://fedoraforum.org/
" fedora set up guides"
http://www.fedoraforum.org/?view=fedora_setup

"easylife" is a good tool
 
Old 06-13-2016, 09:53 PM   #9
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Thanks

but no go.Cannot even get rpm fusion to run. 'tis a mystery. I'll keep going.
 
Old 06-13-2016, 11:12 PM   #10
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as i recall "easy life" can install that repo
 
Old 06-13-2016, 11:18 PM   #11
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I think something deeper is going on here. It might be useful to figure out what's going wrong with totem before tackling the VLC issue. (As a side note, though I don't use Fedora currently, I have used it and I have not encountered the absolute refusal of a media player to work on it or any other distro designed for desktop use.)

Try starting totem from the command line, then playing audio and video in it. Perhaps it will throw some useful error messages to the terminal. If so, post those error messages here, being sure to surround them with "Code" tags which become available when you click the "Go Advanced" button at the bottom of the "compose post" window.

Last edited by frankbell; 06-13-2016 at 11:19 PM.
 
Old 06-14-2016, 12:22 AM   #12
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as i recall for totem you really do need to buy the non free codec's

i always just installed smplayer and the mplayer codec's from the mplayer.hq web site
then told smplayer to use mplayer ( it can also use mvp)

and used the now defunct rpmforge

rpmfusion is the current location for the "restricted" content ( multi media )

out of the box fedora only supports ogg
 
Old 06-14-2016, 12:29 AM   #13
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but no go.Cannot even get rpm fusion to run. 'tis a mystery. I'll keep going.
"it didn't work" doesn't tell us what went wrong.

Copying/Pasting the errors can tell us what went wrong, and how to fix it. I am currently on F23, and can assure you that there are multiple pieces of good multimedia software available if you correctly set up rpmfusion.
 
Old 06-14-2016, 02:28 AM   #14
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Problem is at my end. Installed what I thought was a usb with F23 on it but was given another with has F24 on it. Talk about too many cooks. I'll wait a little longer for F24 to be up and running. Sorry to trouble you all.
 
Old 06-14-2016, 09:02 AM   #15
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Yeah, F24 currently has no rpmfusion repos available, so it's pretty much strictly open source right now. No VLC, no codecs. I've been tracking it on one of my laptops, and that laptop has never been so unused as when I started tracking F24. Never realized how often I do multimedia...
 
  


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