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what is the perfect media player for fedora 14

asked 2013-02-23 00:03:19 -0500

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updated 2013-06-03 07:03:49 -0500

what is the perfect media player for fedora 14

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These questions are hard (to the point of impossible!) because what is "perfect" for one person is very unlikely to be perfect for everyone.

mattdm gravatar imagemattdm ( 2013-02-23 04:38:11 -0500 )edit

Welcome to AskFedora, Usually, there is no single "best" application to perform a given task. It's up to you to choose, depending on your preferences, features you require, and other factors. if you would like an answer you considere include this factor in your question. , thx

hhlp gravatar imagehhlp ( 2013-02-24 07:13:32 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-02-24 07:53:37 -0500

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You should considered to upgrade to a newer version of FEDORA, FEDORA 14 is EOL and Fedora EOL Support.

but if you would like an answer this is my bet :

Most of this package are in rpmfusion and this repo is only available for FEDORA 16,17,18

Totem installed by default.

Totem is the official movie player of the GNOME desktop environment based on GStreamer. It features a playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls, as well as keyboard navigation. It comes with added functionality such as:

Video thumbnailer for the file manager
Nautilus properties tab
Mozilla (Firefox) plugin to view movies inside your browser
Command-line video properties helper (for indexers)

this is a nice plug-ins you would like to install Mozilla plugin for Totem is in the main Fedora repo :

sudo yum install totem-mozplugin


Simple, fast and powerful media player. Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.

Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed: MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...

Can do media conversion and streaming.

NOTE : is in te rpmfusion repository follow this guide to add this repo to your system :


A GTK interface to MPlayer. The power of MPlayer combined with a friendly interface for your desktop; You can play all your multimedia (audio, video, CD, DVDs, and VCDs, streams etc.), organize, sort and create playlists, take screenshots while playing videos, be notified about media changes. Full DVD and MKV chapter support, when supported by Mplayer. Subtitle support with the ability to specify preferred audio and subtitle languages if the media supports it. Support for cover art retrieval from for audio media files with artist and/or album information contained in the file.

The player can be used to play media on websites from your browser when used with Gecko Mediaplayer and is the modern replacement for the mplayerplug-in application.

sudo yum install gnome-mplayer gecko-mediaplayer

NOTE : is in te rpmfusion repository follow this guide to add this repo to your system :

There are more of course but with this you have enough.

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answered 2013-02-23 01:32:15 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Fedora 14 is EOL, which means you will not get updates or packages for it. It's been EOL for quite a while. Please use Fedora 17 or Fedora 18 which are current releases.

To answer your original question: there is a plethora of media players available in the FOSS world, and most of them will be available in Fedora. To name a few: vlc, totem. You will need rpmfusion support to play non free formats though.

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answered 2013-02-24 03:55:27 -0500

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Judging from personal experience, as well as many comments on Fedora forum, Totem has been problematic in the past. VLC and mplayer (for which, as mentioned, you will need rpmfusion repos) are the two that I have found able to play just about anything I threw at it. (One might also need libdvdcss from either atrpms or livna repos for encrypted DVDs, and the law on using might vary with your country.)

As was said, F14 is EOL, and I'm not sure which, if any, of these are still available.

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