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asked 2015-06-05 17:06:27 -0600

makro gravatar image

Fedora looks great, and it runs in an intriguing sort of way, but I can't do anything I want to do with it. I have a video editor (the only one offered under the Fedora repositories system) and it doesnt have the codecs to open my files. I can't run live OS software, like Fedora design or fedora workstation because I can't burn anything to my DVD or BluRay burners. I can't download any of my favorite animation, Video player or video editing apps because none of them are in the Fedora repositories and if I try to download and install them some other way, I get the "we're sorry, this didn't work message. Is it back to Manjaro for me?

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answered 2015-06-05 19:45:03 -0600

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Well I think you need to install that will add software and codec you may need or you can install fedy

That will add that and some other stuff you may need, for what it looks on your post.

Good luck.

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Thanks! I did that, and I still can't install codecs. All it tells me is installation failed. But thanks for the help!

makro gravatar imagemakro ( 2015-06-05 20:14:00 -0600 )edit

I have tried to install rpmfusion by going to the website and trying the graphical install. I download, tell it to install, and it comes back "Sorry, this didn't work." I don't know why.

makro gravatar imagemakro ( 2015-06-05 20:28:17 -0600 )edit

Download with wget the urls the do dnf localinstall file.rpm you need then free and nonfree doing free first

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2015-06-05 20:31:33 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-06-05 20:11:20 -0600

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updated 2015-06-05 20:14:44 -0600


I use the following :

  1. Video editor - Pitvi
  2. Media Burner - Brasero

Both of them works pretty well for me.

Could you please elaborate what kind of files you are trying to open and the exact steps you are following ?

Also you can use to install packages usimg following commands :

 #dnf install <package-name>   ##F22
 #yum localinstall <package-name>  ## <= F21

This will give you details why the installed failed.

I did not get what is the exact issue you are facing while running a Live OS

As @aeperezt pointed out, you might also want to install "fedy" for codecs, which will enable the required repos.

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Thank you for the help! I installed brasero and it worked! I can burn dvds now. Fedora instructions said that I could burn to dvd with some installed program (image burner or something like that) but it fais every time.

Pitvi tells me it crashed whenever I try to use it (just click on import, don't even try to import, and it says it crashed). Also, I try to import some mp3 files and it won't do it. I haven't explored enough yet to know what is really going on.

Fedora workstation says that I am importing an .iso file, but I guess I am not. That is why I can't try out that OS.

makro gravatar imagemakro ( 2015-06-05 20:20:07 -0600 )edit

Thanks for your help!

makro gravatar imagemakro ( 2015-06-05 20:20:21 -0600 )edit

My machine tells me yum has been deprecated, but I am anxious to try to install some programs (mostly animation programs) with the dnf thing. Thanks again!

makro gravatar imagemakro ( 2015-06-05 20:21:48 -0600 )edit

Well, for one, my favorite media player (I'm a video professional) is VLC. I can't get that to install even after several tries. The website tells me to go to the Fedora RPM repository which I can't seem to do. Though I do have repositories on my system 'cuz it lets me download some stuff.

makro gravatar imagemakro ( 2015-06-05 20:30:40 -0600 )edit

Another I would like to install is Cinelerra. No luck there, either.

makro gravatar imagemakro ( 2015-06-05 20:33:43 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-06-06 01:51:53 -0600

EllePi gravatar image

link text Follow this guide ...

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answered 2015-06-06 05:37:53 -0600

Here is a really good setup guide I've used alot:

To install rpmfusion on your Fedora.......

rpmfusion site:

Fedora 14 to the most current:

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

Excerpt from another question on ask.fedora, you first need to install/enable rpmfusion repo before running the following commands:

yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer-plugins-bad-nonfree gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg

yum -y install gstreamer1-libav gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld gstreamer1-plugins-base-tools gstreamer1-plugins-good-extras gstreamer1-plugins-ugly gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free gstreamer1-plugins-good gstreamer1-plugins-base gstreamer1

Here is another question with a good answer.

Excerpt from the above link/question:

Most of this software is potentially patent encumbered and therefore will not be included in the default official Fedora repositories. Please read this wiki page for more information:

Here is another question with answers.

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@makro Notice the Excerpt at the bottom in my answer... your probably talking about files(audio,video,dvd) that are patented and not free and you need 3rd party downloads/repositories for that. Just add rpmfusion to your system, install the required codecs and look for libdvdread on text)

somethingSomething gravatar imagesomethingSomething ( 2015-06-07 10:50:20 -0600 )edit

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