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30th July 2008, 04:58 PM
hai guys,
please give me the codes for multimedia player installations. all should be free of charge.
it should be able to play following formats..

.divx, .avi, .rmvb. .rm. wav. mpeg. mp3. dvd and so on.

thanks in advance.

30th July 2008, 05:04 PM

30th July 2008, 05:05 PM
hallo indian friend.
why cant you be more specific other than google?

30th July 2008, 05:09 PM
Hello Sri Lankan friend why can't you learn to use Google?

30th July 2008, 05:10 PM
its too much long. thats why i have come here.

30th July 2008, 05:11 PM
its too much long. thats why i have come here.

So you expect us to do the work for you and spoon-feed you?

30th July 2008, 05:24 PM
btw, i have to say that i can play all the formats he talks about, except for ".rmvb" files.... i found nothing to play those...(but i don't care a lot, as this format isn't widely used...:D)


30th July 2008, 05:25 PM
Speaking of time involved: http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f9.html#mediaplayers http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfect-desktop-fedora9-gnome http://www.fedorafaq.org/ There's the answers; if you take the time to read them. Easier to post the links than to argue about who should look it up.

30th July 2008, 05:29 PM
i have installed audocious, kmplayer.
but still i cant play mp3 or vids.
what shoudl i do?

30th July 2008, 05:56 PM
this is what i get

[Arshad@localhost ~]$ sudo yum install mplayer mplayer-gui gecko-mediaplayer mencoder
[sudo] password for Arshad:
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package mplayer available.
No package mplayer-gui available.
No package gecko-mediaplayer available.
No package mencoder available.
Nothing to do
[Arshad@localhost ~]$

and this is the screen shot if i try to drag and play the vid. and i have shown the details also about the player.


please help me.

thanks in advance

30th July 2008, 05:58 PM
is it because i have installed the KDE version while i use gnome desktop?

30th July 2008, 06:04 PM
Have you added livna as a repository? Check the links for how to add it and then try again. Remember that Fedora is FOSS by default (Free & Open Source). That means that it will NOT include copyrighted codecs such as .wmv, .mp3, (etc) and their players from the installed repositories. That's why you should enable one 3rd. party repository which DOES provide those. Most of us use Livna.

30th July 2008, 06:08 PM
Here's another great reference: http://optics.csufresno.edu/~kriehn/fedora/fedora_files/f9/f9.html

30th July 2008, 07:28 PM
i installed livna and mplayer both. but when i try to run a vid (mpeg) the application will automatically closes down.
what should i do?


30th July 2008, 08:00 PM
i have installed these aswell

but i cant still play. do i have to restart?

30th July 2008, 08:05 PM
video plays, but in black screen. i cant see anything but the sound. please help me.

1st August 2008, 03:07 AM
why is this conflict? eventhough it completed 100% twice. it still tries for another mirrors.


it is now doing for the fourth time.

help me please.

1st August 2008, 03:27 AM
are you behind a hardware router ?
and look at
yum --help
man yum
and try this

su -
yum clean all
yum makecache

then retry

su -
yum install mplayer mplayer-gui gecko-mediaplayer mencoder

then fallow http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f9.html#binarycodecs
to install the codecs

15th September 2008, 03:28 AM
I guess it is lack of the rm codecs. Go to http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html. Download the codecs you need and copy them to /usr/lib/codecs. It works on my fedora 9.

15th September 2008, 07:57 AM
this is all you need


and google.

15th September 2008, 08:58 AM
Thought EasyLife or DangerMouse script loads the codecs.

15th September 2008, 09:07 AM
Easylife changes font size for me. Dont know why though.

15th September 2008, 09:25 AM
wvn, so its that why my Google looks so small? Can't see squat. What is the offending package?

15th September 2008, 03:35 PM
I guess it is lack of the rm codecs. Go to http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html. Download the codecs you need and copy them to /usr/lib/codecs. It works on my fedora 9.

many many thanks bro. long lasted problem finally vanished.. :)