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Where to find the x264 package ?

asked 2018-04-16 10:33:44 -0500

Nicryc gravatar image

updated 2018-04-16 10:34:04 -0500


I can't read MP4 videos neither in the Gnome Video software nor in web players in Firefox. At each fresh install of Fedora I can't and I just install some packages to resolve this problem. I think it's the x264 package which is lacking.

Isn't it in the official repo ?

Thank you.

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answered 2018-04-16 11:50:10 -0500

clnetbox gravatar image

updated 2018-04-16 12:03:26 -0500

What you need is the gstreamer1-libav plugin.
It is not available from the official fedora repos.
But you can install it from the RPM Fusion repo.

Add the RPM Fusion repo in order to install the plugin.
After the installation you are able to watch MP4 videos.

sudo dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm

sudo dnf update

sudo dnf install gstreamer1-libav

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Thank you. Why are these packages not in the official repos but in RPM fusion repos ? Those are free though. Is it because they attend to read non free format like mp4 ?

Nicryc gravatar imageNicryc ( 2018-04-16 13:51:45 -0500 )edit

@Nicryc : You're welcome ! :) The main reason why the codecs are not in the official fedora repositories is that there still are copyright restrictions with mp4.

clnetbox gravatar imageclnetbox ( 2018-04-16 14:27:19 -0500 )edit

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