Fedora Core 12 DVD Playback and other Tips

I just installed Fedora Core 12 and now I need to set up all the things that Fedora forgot or just did not include.


I like the deatail that you can get with Yumex over package installer.

Fedora Button > Applications > System > Software Management In the search bar type in “yumex” then click on the yumex package then click Apply

The following commands have to be run as a superuser “su”.

Next I add the RPM Fusion repositories at the command line type in this:

# yum localinstall –nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

# yum update

Now install MP3 player

# yum install xmms xmms-mp3 xmms-faad2 xmms-pulse xmms-skins

Next the missing codecs:

# yum install rhythmbox gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-ffmpeg

Navigate to: http://www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/
Select the package (.tar.bz2) best matching your version of Fedora/Architecture. Generally 32-bit users will use: all-20100303.tar.bz2.

Install the codecs (32-bit for example):

# mkdir -p /usr/lib/codecs
# tar -jxvf all-20100303.tar.bz2 –strip-components 1 -C /usr/lib/codecs/

DVD Playback:

# rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release.rpm

# rpm –import /etc /pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-livna

# yum install libdvdcss

Install some media players:

# yum install mplayer mplayer-gui gecko-mediaplayer mencoder

# yum install xine xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-freeworld

Have fun

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