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sej7278
4th July 2007, 01:02 AM
Just installed Fedora7 and am not at all impressed, I think many of my problems are due to using Livna (I'm not mixing with RPMforge etc) I wish I'd stayed with FC5 now!

Anyway, I've pretty much solved my main problems, but I cannot get XviDs to play in VLC, Totem, Kaffeine, Xine etc. The only one that works is MPlayer.

I've installed the gstreamer-plugins- good/bad/ugly and all-20061022.tar.bz2 from mplayerhq

I've installed mencoder, xvidcore, ffmpeg; removed totem and replaced with totem-xine

MPEG and even WMV work in everything.

michaeleekk
4th July 2007, 10:20 AM
As I know, there's no way to make gstreamer playing video clips like Xvid.
Well, hope someone has an idea on this.

sej7278
4th July 2007, 09:52 PM
i reinstalled f7, and everything seems fine now, installed gstreamer* mplayer* xine* and the all-2006... stuff and everything plays everything now - mpeg, xvid, wmv, mp3 etc.

i think the first install got a bit confused as i enabled livna too early. it seems the key is to do a yum update using only fedora repos, then enable livna to do the yum install stuf.

riffin-rich
6th July 2007, 01:53 AM
i reinstalled f7, and everything seems fine now, installed gstreamer* mplayer* xine* and the all-2006... stuff and everything plays everything now - mpeg, xvid, wmv, mp3 etc.

i think the first install got a bit confused as i enabled livna too early. it seems the key is to do a yum update using only fedora repos, then enable livna to do the yum install stuf.

Any chance you can be more precise about what you did? Thanks kindly ... regards, Rich

sej7278
6th July 2007, 10:10 AM
i reinstalled from scratch, then did a yum install mplayer* gstreamer* xine* using the livna repo, that gets you the programs and a few codecs.

then i just untarred this file into /usr/lib/win32, which will get you a few more directshow etc. codecs for wmv: http://www4.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20061022.tar.bz2

i used a combination of the old stanton finley howto for fc5: http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_core_5_installation_notes_nocss.html#Codecs

and the mjm howto for f7: http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f7.html

bigboss2200
6th July 2007, 11:34 AM
For me, whenever i update Fedora "yum update", my VLC stops working.. and i always had to reinstall it using RPM..

riffin-rich
6th July 2007, 01:12 PM
Thanks guys. Just FYI ... after posting last night, I found Firewing1's blog at
http://www.diffingo.com/blog/content/blogcategory/34/33/
In it, I used his audio/video codec "All at once" how-to and it squared me away nice and tight. I'm embarrassed to admit that I didn't even read through it line by line to figure out what it did, so I will have to go back and figure out exactly what it does (for my own learning purposes). For what it's worth, after formatting and starting over (due to a keyring problem resulting in "authentication failure") I precisely followed the mjm installation instructions. My mp3's worked great, but not my avi files. Anyway, now it seems that I have both working (for now). ;-) Being a newbie and all, it's especially hard for me to understand when I can follow pre-F7 instructions ... so I would have been nervous about following the FC5 instructions. Thanks for getting back. Regards, Rich