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Getting your Fedora 8 Multimedia Ready

Unlike openSUSE 10.3, Fedora doesnt have the 1-click installers for easy install of codecs ,so you’ll have to rely on Terminal and Yum to get it up and running.

All the below operations require Root privileges, so switch to root first by opening the Terminal and typing

All commands under “code” will have to be entered at the terminal

su root

Step 1. Add Livna repo

wget rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm
rpm -ivh livna-release-8.rpm

Step2. Add the Macromedia Repo

wget linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm

Step 3:  Install Multimedia Applications

yum -y remove totem totem-mozplugin
yum -y install totem-xine totem-xine-mozplugin libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay livdvdnav lsdvd xine-lib-extras-nonfree libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay flash-plugin libquicktime gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad

Step 4: Install w32Codecs in order to play everything under the Sun.

wget www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh mplayer-codecs-20061022-1.i386.rpm
wget www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1.i386.rpm
rpm -ivh mplayer-codecs-extra-20061022-1.i386.rpm

(optional) Install VLC

yum install vlc
yum install python-vlc mozilla-vlc

That’s it! you can use Totem or VLC to play them video/audio files! Have a blast!

7 Comments

  1. yum -y install totem-xine totem-xine-mozplugin libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay livdvdnav lsdvd xine-lib-extras-nonfree libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay flash-plugin libquicktime gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad

    i am getting these errors after running the above command.

    Error: Missing Dependency: libWildMidi.so.0 is needed by package gstreamer-plugins-bad
    Error: Missing Dependency: libmp4v2.so.0 is needed by package faac
    Error: Missing Dependency: libid3tag.so.0 is needed by package gstreamer-plugins-ugly
    Error: Missing Dependency: libdvdread.so.3 is needed by package libdvdplay
    Error: Missing Dependency: libfusion-1.0.so.0 is needed by package gstreamer-plugins-bad
    Error: Missing Dependency: libtimidity-0.1.so.0 is needed by package gstreamer-plugins-bad
    Error: Missing Dependency: libcdaudio.so.1 is needed by package gstreamer-plugins-bad
    Error: Missing Dependency: xine-lib(plugin-abi) = 1.21 is needed by package xine-lib-extras-nonfree
    Error: Missing Dependency: libsidplay.so.1 is needed by package gstreamer-plugins-ugly
    Error: Missing Dependency: libdirect-1.0.so.0 is needed by package gstreamer-plugins-bad
    Error: Missing Dependency: libdirectfb-1.0.so.0 is needed by package gstreamer-plugins-bad
    Error: Missing Dependency: libdvdread.so.3 is needed by package gstreamer-plugins-ugly

  2. Not working for me

    [root@Ires ~]# wget rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm
    –12:34:03– http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm
    => `livna-release-8.rpm’
    Resolving rpm.livna.org… 193.28.235.40
    Connecting to rpm.livna.org|193.28.235.40|:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 404 Not Found
    12:34:34 ERROR 404: Not Found.

    [root@Ires ~]# wget http://livna-dl.reloumirrors.net/fedora/8/i386/livna-release-8-1.noarch.rpm
    –12:42:03– http://livna-dl.reloumirrors.net/fedora/8/i386/livna-release-8-1.noarch.rpm
    => `livna-release-8-1.noarch.rpm’
    Resolving livna-dl.reloumirrors.net… failed: Name or service not known.
    [root@Ires ~]# rpm -ivh livna-release-8-1.noarch.rpm
    error: open of livna-release-8-1.noarch.rpm failed: No such file or directory
    [root@Ires ~]# yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly xine-lib-extras-nonfree
    updates-newkey 100% |=========================| 2.3 kB 00:00
    fedora 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB 00:00
    updates 100% |=========================| 2.6 kB 00:00
    Setting up Install Process
    Parsing package install arguments
    No package gstreamer-plugins-bad available.
    No package gstreamer-plugins-ugly available.
    No package xine-lib-extras-nonfree available.
    Nothing to do
    [root@Ires ~]# yum install vlc
    Setting up Install Process
    Parsing package install arguments
    No package vlc available.
    Nothing to do
    [root@Ires ~]#

    1. Resolving livna-dl.reloumirrors.net… failed: Name or service not known.

      Please check if you Internet connection is working. If it is, the servers are down, try after sometime.

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