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14th January 2007, 10:44 PM
What Applaction can I use to view .MPG or .AVI files
Or what plugins do I need to install
I,m Using fedora core 5 with

14th January 2007, 11:10 PM
Check out mplayer. Install all codecs. Good link on setup on FC. http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes.html


14th January 2007, 11:11 PM
Make sure you have the Livna repo enabled then open a terminal and do:

yum install mplayerplug-in

If you don't have Livna yet do this first

su -
rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm

Restart firefox.

You should check out that thread and have a look through the how to section.

15th January 2007, 04:07 AM
livna-release-6 won't work I'm using Fedora core 5
I'm a new to linux typing comand in linux is very different from Dos
so I guess that I need someone walk me through this with the command line

15th January 2007, 04:55 AM
Well, if you're using FC5 then we're both in luck. The walk-through has already been done.

Go here:


or here


Personally I prefer the first one but both are excellent.
And don't worry it's just new to you and I'm sure you'll catch on fast, have fun with it.
If you have any problems post back.

15th January 2007, 03:52 PM
OK thanks I look at the page and I will see if that helps me
now I have another problem after I shut down the computer last night
my computer wont start so I have to open it up and take a look
in the mean time I have to use my wife's computer

16th January 2007, 10:33 PM
I got mplayer to work and now I can watch mpg and avi files
Thanks for the help
P.S I see fedora core 6 is out any coments on it IE: new and inprove core or software ?

16th January 2007, 11:04 PM
I say upgrade, I love it. I kept FC5 for a bit but it's been gone for a while now.
Yes, there are some issues but by now they're pretty well known and nothing you can't handle.

Also, this isn't very useful and may not be you're thing but you have to admit that it's pretty sweet.

17th January 2007, 01:44 AM
I would love to tearn programming I allready have a book called Beginnging Linux programming 3rd Edition
BUT I get lost when I read the KDE blogs about QT and Coding