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Codecs for fedora 20 missing [closed]

asked 2014-06-26 16:41:54 -0500

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Any songs I have can't play because fedora doesn't have the correct codes. It also attempts to install them once, and fails. What can I do

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answered 2014-06-26 17:22:15 -0500

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Fedora does not provide support for non-free software/codecs or anything that is not free (free as in Freedom). You can read the first of Foundations about Freedom here.

You can add a third party repository in order to get support for non-free codecs or software in general. RPM Fusion it's a well maintained repository and includes various software inside, that for any reason (license or anything) cannot be included in Fedora main repositories.

As we can read from the configuration page, in order to install RPM Fusion on Fedora 14 and later distributions, issue the following command in a terminal (open a terminal from Activities, write : terminal and click Enter). Copy-paste the following command as one command , despite if shown here as 2 or 3 lines

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

Then read the FAQ section on how to install the non-free codecs or anything else you want.

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@NikTh: Please do not repeat answers. Point people to already existing ones instead. This question has now been asked many many times. :)

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-06-26 23:22:00 -0500 )edit
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Do I need to remove this answer or suggestion was for the next time ? :-)

NickTux gravatar imageNickTux ( 2014-06-27 03:04:27 -0500 )edit

Next time ;)

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-06-27 05:38:13 -0500 )edit

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