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how to install video codec for avi, wmv etc...? [closed]

asked 2014-10-21 11:52:58 -0500

tom7 gravatar image

I have enabled RPM fusion. Still the player is not able to find the codecs for these types of files.

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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by FranciscoD_
close date 2014-10-22 03:49:43.090208


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FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-10-21 13:00:48 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-10-21 12:26:07 -0500

chelovekot gravatar image

updated 2014-10-21 14:01:37 -0500

You must to turn on RPM Fusion non-free repo. This command turn it on:

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

Then maybe try to update the system:

 sudo yum update

If it doesn't help, try to reinstall your mediaplayer (I think that VLC mediaplayer would be a good choice):

sudo yum -y autoremove here_type_a_name_of_your_ current_mediaplayer && sudo yum -y install here_type_a_name_of_your_current_or_preferred_mediaplayer

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thanks chelovekot...

tom7 gravatar imagetom7 ( 2014-10-21 12:44:07 -0500 )edit

Most media players require codecs - these generally need to be installed separately. Reinstalling the media player will, sadly, not help :)

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-10-21 17:17:34 -0500 )edit

tom7 is satisfied. By the way, there is none of media players can require non-free codecs until you install these non-free codecs from repos containing non-free packages. Tom7 asked about avi and wmv — these are non-free codecs.

chelovekot gravatar imagechelovekot ( 2014-10-21 19:34:28 -0500 )edit

I'm not sure what you're saying - all media players require non free codecs to play non foss formats. However, if you have the packagekit-gstreamer plugin installed, packagekit attempts to install these for you when required - especially if you're using gstreamer based media players - totem/rhythmbox.

The point here is to NOT answer duplicate questions and rather point people to the already asked and correctly answered question. This question has already been asked as I've pointed out. Please read the forum guidelines @chelovekot -

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-10-22 03:49:21 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-10-21 12:07:45 -0500

sgallagh gravatar image

There are third-party tools that can help you get such tools installed. One example is Fedy:

Note: this is software not provided by Fedora and its use is potentially in violation of local laws such as patent or copyright (due to it distributing non-free or patent-encumbered content).

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thank you sgallagh

tom7 gravatar imagetom7 ( 2014-10-21 12:14:40 -0500 )edit

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