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  1. #1
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    Unable to play videos in totem on newly installed f27 system.

    I have installed fedora 27 on a new system, and discovered that I am unable to play video filed (mp4, flash, avi).
    (I had access to another system which had been upgraded to 27 from 24-225-26, and experienced no such problem.)
    When I try to play an mp4 file, I get the message
    Unable to play the file
    MPEG-4 AAC decoder, H.264 (Main Profile) deccoder are required to play the file, but are not installed.
    If I then click on the "Find in Software" button in the message box, Software opens with three packages displayed:
    GStreamer Multimedia Codecs
    Multimedia playback for APE, AVI, DV, FLAC, FLX, Flash, MKV, MP4, Speex, VP8, VP9 and WAV

    GStreamer Multimedia Codecs - Extra
    Multimedia playback for AIFF, DVB, GSM, MIDI, MXF and Opus

    GStreamer Multimedia Codecs - H.264
    Multimedia playback for H.264
    I tried installing each of the three, but each one failed, giving me these messages:
    Unable to install GStreamer Multimedia Codecs
    gstreamer1-plugins-good-1.12.3-1.fc27.x86_64 is already installed

    Unable to install GStreamer Multimedia Codecs - Extra
    gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-1.12.3-1.fc27.x86_64 is already installed

    Unable to install GStreamer Multimedia Codecs - H.264
    [system/package/fedora/codec/gstreamer-openh264/*] repo already enabled
    I checked gstreamer packages with "dnf list installed" and found
    gstreamer1(x86-64)
    gstreamer1-plugins-base(x86-64) >= 1.6.0
    gstreamer1-plugins-good(x86-64)
    gstreamer1-plugins-ugly-free(x86-64)
    I am not sure how to proceed. Can anyone suggest a solution, or additional diagnostic steps.

  2. #2
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    Re: Unable to play videos in totem on newly installed f27 system.

    Install vlc and maybe even mplayer. See if either one of those works with your video files. If you don't have rpm-fusion repos installed you will have to install them (https://rpmfusion.org/Configuration/)

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    Re: Unable to play videos in totem on newly installed f27 system.

    vlc works fine
    thank you

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