Playing mp3 and other codecs on Fedora
With the merger of livna, freshrpms and dribble as rpmfusion things got better on Fedora. If you were having an eye on the ubuntu systems for their ease of installation with respect to codecs, we have a breakthrough in Fedora systems.
Well here is a screenshot tour of how the enabling of rpmfusion makes things easier on our parts.
Assume I wanted to play 01 Jethro Tull – Living in The Past.mp3 file.
The moment I click on the file totem media player opens with this window.
Now if you have not enabled the rpmfusion repo you will not get the following options but others which you might end up paying for. With rpmfusion enabled the following appears.
And the next
Thus the download begins…
The installation proceeds and finally I can listen to Tull at peace.
All this time I mentioned about “enabling the rpmfusion repo”. Some might just ask how to do it. Follow one of the steps below.
1. Go to this link http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration
2. Follow the rules given there, you could either choose the graphical method or the command line.
This works with Fedora 10 and 11. I am not sure if it works on 9 as I have not tested it and will not work on 8 as it does not use Package Kit.