Ask Your Question

I can t play any video /audio file on f 23 updated and , can t find vlc media player

asked 2016-01-07 08:33:36 -0500

carlob gravatar image

i dont' kno why , but before the update of my fedora workstation , "software center "suggest me to install vlc , after the fist sistem update , it don't anymore. and i didn't install vlc on my previous fedora version ... now i' m updated to 4.0.8 version , if my memory don't deceive me... I would like to know how can i play mpeg 4 and others various video and audio format , ( like ogg , vorbis , mp3 ) on my fedora 23 workstation . I also checked it palyng with rithmbox , but it can't start the reproduction of any type of music file . and about playng video ,the "video" player default installed can't find any codec for mpeg4 ... it seems to be very strange ... maybe I did something wrong , i dont know... anyone can help me please ? thanx

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

3 Answers

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

answered 2016-01-07 08:45:27 -0500

this post is marked as community wiki

This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >750 is welcome to improve it.

This question has been asked and answered many times on this platform; even you can see a direct link on the home page ... "Common tasks".

image description

edit flag offensive delete link more


thanx ! all good

carlob gravatar imagecarlob ( 2016-01-07 09:22:14 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-01-14 17:43:55 -0500

Hmmm, im not sure this the correct answer, i recently updated my fedora23 install which was playing both h264 and h265 video, and it seems to have stopped playing them, in particular the video thumbnails are no longer being generated in the "files" app.

Second problems is that even though i have rpm fussion repo enabled, it now wont install vlc, and "sudo dnf search vlc" returns nothing. I had removed vlc and tried to reinstall to fix it, but no dice.

So i think that something is screwy with the rpm fussion repos for both 23 and 22, something that was not a problem 2 weeks ago.

edit flag offensive delete link more


Hi. I guess, you should create a new question related to the problem your are facing. Apparently, @carlob just didn't have rpmfusion setup or codecs installed. Asking a question or bringing in a new topic as an answer to a question is generally not very helpful.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-01-19 16:28:20 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-01-19 14:11:41 -0500

glenmore gravatar image

If this question has been asked hundreds of times as you say. Why don't you answer it so those of us who aren''t computer geeks can understand it. Your community of fedora experts must just want to keep this OS to themselves. If you just want to blow smoke up our butts by giving answers no newbies can understand. Why don't you just keep them to yourself.

edit flag offensive delete link more



Wrong. You need not be an expert to arrive at the answer. Why should I answer this question duplicate? common sense. I should close the question ...

image description

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2016-01-19 22:52:51 -0500 )edit

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer

Question Tools

1 follower


Asked: 2016-01-07 08:33:36 -0500

Seen: 1,717 times

Last updated: Jan 20 '16