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Why isn't Rhythmbox working?

asked 2011-11-26 15:34:30 -0500

Muhammad Jawabreh gravatar image

updated 2011-11-28 23:26:14 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

I'm using fedora 16, and I can't play any type of media (sounds and videos), my rhythbox is not working and the movie player is too. and I've installe banshee and it's not working too.

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answered 2011-11-28 23:25:42 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

First you need to set up RPMFusion as described here. Then please run the following command:

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

The packages are ffmpeg and the gstreamer plugins. Do look for them if I missed something in the command above.

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answered 2011-11-27 10:48:43 -0500

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updated 2011-11-27 10:51:39 -0500

I'm only guessing , but i think you need to install codecs (which play proprietory media) , the easiest way to install is by autoplus.

or you want to know who maintains these things for fedora/which repository it is in? , see this rpmfusion, you can directly enable these repos from this site.

and as far as why (if you care , it is kinda political) what is bad about patented formats?

after installing these repos (rpmfusion-free and rpmfusion-nonfree) , you have to install gstreamer-plugins-ugly

yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly

or install them through yumex or just install vlc it would install all the codecs

or if you want step by step guide of installing codecs

linuxfriends installing codecs in fedora 15

fedoraspot installing codecs

again i'm just guessing , you have to be more specific

hope it helps.

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answered 2011-11-26 16:20:38 -0500

SoumyaC gravatar image

What exactly you mean by not working ? Can be more specific like what errors you are facing or what files are not playing in Rhythmbox or Banshee ?

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