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27th July 2008, 09:50 AM
So, I've been trying to get the correct packages to get dvd playback to work in F9. I found this guide (http://www.my-guides.net/en/content/view/103/26/#video). It's very helpful, however, it still doesn't work. What am I doing wrong?

Totem will either load the first few frames and Fedora crashes or it won't do anything. VLC hasn't launched a single DVD.

6th August 2008, 08:04 AM
Hmm, try opening vlc then selecting File/Open Disc, then click Ok.

EDIT: You also might want to take a look at system/preferences/personal/file management and then the media tab. For the default player.

14th August 2008, 02:21 PM
Hi and and thanks for pointing me to this great guide.
There are a couple of syntax issues you may want to look at to make this work:

1- On the following the last line should be gedit w32codec.spec
su -c 'yum install rpmdevtools'
cd ~
cd ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES
wget http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20071007.tar.bz2
cd ~/rpmbuild/SPECS
wget http://svn.rpmforge.net/svn/trunk/rpms/w32codec/w32codec.spec
gedit w32code.spec

2- Then when you get here:

rpmbuild -ba w32codec.spec
cd ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/i386

run the dir command and sub the correct name for the "w32codec" file in the following line:

su -c 'yum --nogpgcheck localinstall w32codec'

Good luck as this worked for me like a charm.

14th August 2008, 06:50 PM
The spec file and probably the name of the package itself should be tweaked as /usr/lib/win32 is deprecated. The standard codec directory is now /usr/lib/codecs. There are presently packages named mplayer-codecs and mplayer-codecs-extra in http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/, although they haven't been updated since 20061022. I tried to get the maintainer to put links to the RPMs on the MPlayer home page but he seems to want to keep the existence of these RPMs a secret. It would certainly be more convenient if links to RPMs were available on that page. If bandwidth is a problem he could post links to torrents as is presently done with the codec tarball.

14th August 2008, 06:56 PM
Hi i made a rpm a while back if you want to use it
also here is the latest codecs as far as i know
wget www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20071007.tar.bz2