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How can I configure fedora 16 to view video with h.264 coding from axis camera?

asked 2012-03-14 11:26:48 -0600

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I just can view video in motionJPEG, but when I try to view video in h.264 I only see a black screen. previously I have installed the h264enc package however, I do not know how to use it; how can I do to view h.264 video?

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answered 2012-03-23 07:33:44 -0600

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sudo yum install gstreamer-ffmpeg

However, If you need full instructions for enabling the RPM fusion repositories here they are also. The first two lines add the necessary repositories. The last line installs the necessary plugins for variety of video formats as well as viewing DVDs.

sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm

sudo yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

sudo yum install gstreamer gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg libdvdread libdvdnav lsdvd

Alternatively, you can also install and use vlc or smplayer to view mkv videos–both can decode H.254 .

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nope , doesn't work for me for some reason. evem vlc throws the error "No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format "h264". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this." . Im using fedora 20 and vlc 2.1.4

alenka gravatar imagealenka ( 2014-03-19 11:29:21 -0600 )edit
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answered 2012-03-23 01:48:26 -0600

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If it's the codecs you want:

http://fedorasolved.org/post-install-solutions/yum-config

followed by this command:

yum update
yum install gstreamer-{ffmpeg,plugins-{good,ugly,bad{,-free,-nonfree}}}
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