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Can not get mpeg4 video/audio files to play

asked 2019-01-01 17:00:49 -0500

nitewalker41 gravatar image

If I try and play the webpage program mit plays the video, but if I down load it it won't play, and it will only play if I am using Google Chrome

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answered 2019-01-02 10:40:22 -0500

umrinderpal gravatar image

You need to install rpm fusion packages from Free and No-Free according to your setup like fedora 28 or 29. These are not shipped with Fedora by default like other distros.

then just install vlc using

sudo dnf install vlc

it will install all the required codecs packages for you.

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Is a option, but if you install vlc, then you will to install various kde dependencies... The man has "Videos" (totem already installed); doesn't need other player... only, see videos in Firefox or Totem...

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2019-01-06 16:09:17 -0500 )edit

answered 2019-01-02 07:14:05 -0500

florian gravatar image

You need to install multimedia plugins. Follow directions here:

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answered 2019-01-01 19:57:17 -0500

aeperezt gravatar image

Fedora do not install nonfree codecs, so you need to install repositories free nonfree and then install all players, that could be installed if you install vlc or mplayer from rpmfusion.

Good Luck

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answered 2019-01-03 22:45:13 -0500

davidva gravatar image

updated 2019-01-06 11:26:11 -0500

Hi; you only need ffmpeg (it install automatic x264 and others libs)... You can install it from UnitedRPMs ; easy! Hugs to my haters... Your insults are welcome ;)

1) su    

2) rpm --import

3) dnf -y install$(rpm -E %fedora)-11.fc$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

4) dnf -y install ffmpeg
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