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asked 2012-02-11 04:51:14 -0500

Benjamin gravatar image

updated 2014-09-30 21:49:52 -0500

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Could you please help me find / install codecs for proprietary file formats like *.WMV files? Thanks.

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answered 2012-02-11 05:27:20 -0500

logan gravatar image

updated 2012-02-11 09:01:55 -0500

Hi Benjamin,

(i) Install these external repos (as root):

rpm -ivh

yum localinstall --nogpgcheck

(ii) Install all the codecs you'll need to play any type of propietary audio or video files (*.wmv, *.mov., *.avi, *.mp3, etc.)

yum install libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdnav lsdvd libdvbpsi gstreamer gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-bad-free gstreamer-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer-plugins-bad-nonfree gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-ugly k3b-extras-freeworld xine-lib xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-freeworld


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just only one things ... > xine-lib xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-freeworld k3b-extras-freeworld in only for KDE user you don't need it if you use GNOME

hhlp gravatar imagehhlp ( 2012-02-11 12:44:05 -0500 )edit

answered 2012-02-11 08:31:49 -0500

ztank1013 gravatar image

updated 2012-06-02 03:12:44 -0500

Try opening the .wmv file with Totem player.

It should try to find and download the suitable missing plugins/codecs from the Internet if you have a working connection.

If that doesn't work you may try installing these codecs:

sudo yum -y install gstreamer gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly

for more info just follow this guide (I am assuming you are on fedora 16)


In Fedora 17 I did the following to install flash plugin:

32 bit:

sudo rpm -ivh
sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

64 bit:

sudo rpm -ivh
sudo rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

and finally the flash plugin:

sudo yum install flash-plugin -y
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answered 2012-02-11 23:16:17 -0500

agajan gravatar image

updated 2012-02-12 09:06:35 -0500

You may find the answers to the following question relevant:

[Solved] What plugins do I need to install to watch movies and listen to music?

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answered 2012-02-11 09:13:44 -0500

skorzen gravatar image

A good website to help you with this kind of questions is:

It's a nice place to start after installing a Fedora system.

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answered 2012-06-02 03:10:46 -0500

hhlp gravatar image

@Benjamin you need flash plug-in :

Adobe (Flash Player and PDF Reader):

## Adobe Repository 32-bit x86 ##
rpm -ivh
rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

## Adobe Repository 64-bit x86_64 ##
rpm -ivh
rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux

sudo yum install flash-plugin

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