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cannot play any videos in fedora 20

asked 2014-08-02 10:53:27 -0500

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updated 2014-08-17 06:23:07 -0500

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I have tried all the solutions related to this topic..but none of them works for me..Is there any way to install h264 codec. I tried vlc,sm player,whaaw media player. If it does not have a solution, i have to uninstall fedora and use ubuntu instead..Plz help.

The output of yum repolist is:

repo id                             repo name                             status
fedora/20/x86_64                    Fedora 20 - x86_64                    38,597
fedora-chromium-stable/20/x86_64    Builds of the "stable" tag of the Chr     45
fedy/20                             Fedy                                       2
google-chrome                       google-chrome                              3
home_zhonghuaren                    RPM Sphere (Fedora_20)                 7,696
rpmfusion-free/20/x86_64            RPM Fusion for Fedora 20 - Free          468
rpmfusion-free-updates/20/x86_64    RPM Fusion for Fedora 20 - Free - Upd    345
rpmfusion-nonfree/20/x86_64         RPM Fusion for Fedora 20 - Nonfree       203
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates/20/x86_64 RPM Fusion for Fedora 20 - Nonfree -     248
updates/20/x86_64                   Fedora 20 - x86_64 - Updates          18,258
repolist: 65,865
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I'm quite certain the steps given here work:

Please edit your question and provide more information, such as the output of yum repolist, what output you get when following the steps outlined in the sticky post.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-08-03 03:23:26 -0500 )edit
tony gravatar imagetony ( 2014-08-03 21:09:13 -0500 )edit

If or how you can add h264 support for your app depends on the media framework used.

monreal gravatar imagemonreal ( 2014-08-17 07:25:47 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-08-02 14:32:47 -0500

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

RPM Fusion (Free & Non-Free):

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck'



sudo yum install gstreamer{1,}-{ffmpeg,libav,plugins-{good,ugly,bad{,-free,-nonfree}}} ffmpeg


sudo yum install xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-freeworld k3b-extras-freeworld

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Please just comment on the question saying it's a duplicate instead of quoting the answer. We don't want duplicate questions - we'd prefer one question with more views :)

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-08-03 03:24:30 -0500 )edit

not working..:(

tony gravatar imagetony ( 2014-08-04 13:02:27 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-08-17 00:02:54 -0500

tony gravatar image

updated 2014-08-17 01:46:32 -0500

abadrinath gravatar image

I just updated and restarted. Now VLC works fine. Thank you everyone for your valuable help. In other words, if none of these solutions below work for you, just run

$ yum update
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answered 2014-08-02 14:35:50 -0500

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What you need is x264-libs which is available from rpmfusion-free.

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So, yum install x264 as shown in another partial duplicate of this question.

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-02 21:16:33 -0500 )edit

Installing vlc should pull in x264. No extra steps should be needed:

[asinha@ankur-laptop  ~]$ rpm -q --requires vlc vlc-core | egrep x2
FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-08-03 03:25:28 -0500 )edit

not workin..

tony gravatar imagetony ( 2014-08-04 13:02:37 -0500 )edit

Just saying that something isn't working doesn't help; give us some details, such as what happened when you tried.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2014-08-04 13:59:14 -0500 )edit

Package x264-0.138-2.20131030gitc628e3b.fc20.x86_64 already installed and latest version Nothing to do

tony gravatar imagetony ( 2014-08-09 09:53:59 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-08-18 02:10:10 -0500

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sudo yum install x264 ----->> this command is use to install H264

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This is a duplicate answer, sorry. You might want to remove it soon. Thanks :)

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-18 04:38:33 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-08-02 14:23:59 -0500

try this:

$ sudo yum install gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer-plugins-bad-nonfree gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer1-libav gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld gstreamer1-plugins-base-tools gstreamer1-plugins-good-extras gstreamer1-plugins-ugly gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free gstreamer1-plugins-good gstreamer1-plugins-base gstreamer1 ffmpeg libdvdread libdvdnav lsdvd libdvdcss

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Format in code. Thanks.

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-02 21:16:04 -0500 )edit

This has been asked an answered multiple times. Please direct people to the existing question instead of answering them again.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-08-03 03:21:54 -0500 )edit

not working...:(

tony gravatar imagetony ( 2014-08-03 21:10:43 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-08-18 01:07:01 -0500

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Easiest way is to install it using fedy first install fedy. log in to the super user type 'su' on terminal then provide your root password and then in terminal type 'yum install fedy' after that installation install multimedia package using fedy. to run fedy write 'fedy' on your terminal.

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