[Wlug] MP3 playback in Fedora

Chuck Anderson cra at WPI.EDU
Sat Jul 2 21:49:59 EDT 2011


Flash on Fedora:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Flash

Not as helpful, but MP3:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Multimedia/MP3

Third Party Repositories:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Third_party_repositories

rpmfusion.org and livna are "safe" to mix/enable with Fedora, as they
are designed to co-exist.

I use repos.fedorapeople.org for Chromium (the open source version of
Google Chrome), but in general these repos are less vetted.  Any
Fedora developer can create a personal repo there.

On Sat, Jul 02, 2011 at 08:40:40PM -0400, Eric Martin wrote:
> gstreamer-ugly and gstreamer-bad took care of videos, gstreamer-ffmpeg was
> the final requirement for mp3s (I had libmad and ffmpeg, but I needed the
> gstreamer plugin.  As for flash, I'm running 64bit so it's not as simple as
> downloading the file.  I know how to put the plugin in the correct directory
> and make sure via about:plugins, but the nswrapper program isn't wrapping it
> correctly.  Oh well, I have homework to do so I shouldn't be messing with
> this, although audio is nice to have.
> 
> On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 10:34 PM, Gregory Avedissian <avedis.dc at gmail.com>wrote:
> 
> > It's been a long time since I've used Fedora, so I don't know the official
> > way to do stuff, but for flash, you should be able to just download the
> > linux flash plugin from Adobe, unpack the tarball and copy
> > libflashplayer.so to your firefox/plugins directory for a system install,
> > or to your user's .mozilla/plugins directory for a single user. (Create
> > the plugins directory if it doesn't exist.)
> >
> > Doing it this way might cause you to miss any automatic updates to flash,
> > but you can just check periodically for newer versions from Adobe.
> >
> > For mp3, I think I used to add libmad, but for the past couple of years
> > (and in Debian) I just add ffmpeg, and everything works.
> >
> > Greg
> >
> >
> > On 07/01/2011 12:04 PM, Eric Martin wrote:
> > > I added fusion but i didn't know what packages to add. The sites that I
> > > looked at didn't specify for some reason. Thanks.
> > >
> > > Eric Martin
> > >
> > > On Jul 1, 2011 12:02 PM, "Justin St. Marie" <stmariejw at gmail.com
> > > <mailto:stmariejw at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > >> On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 11:48 AM, Eric Martin
> > >> <eric.joshua.martin at gmail.com <mailto:eric.joshua.martin at gmail.com
> > >>wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> I'm thinking about switch over to CentOS from Gentoo at work for a few
> > >>> reasons, two of which are the compile time and the ability to check
> > > packages
> > >>> against GPG signatures. That being the case, I decided to convert my
> > >>> desktop to Fedora so I can get my chops up on yum and the RedHat style
> > >>> distros. it's going ok and I'm getting pretty good at figuring out
> > > where to
> > >>> find things, and I'm even looking at writing an RPM or two where I need
> > >>> stuff. However, I can't seem to get MP3, Mpeg1 or Mpeg2 playback
> > working,
> > >>> and I can't get adobe-flash to install via the nspluginwrapper. I've
> > >>> googled, installed a bunch of packages that people suggested and even
> > >>> checked what packages I have on my Gentoo system and installed some
> > > of those
> > >>> but I'm stuck.
> > >>>
> > >>> I have Adobe-Flash installed as well as nspluginwrapper, but the
> > > commands I
> > >>> find online aren't wrapping the plugin. I installed libmpeg2 and
> > libmpeg3
> > >>> but I still can't play movies or mp3s. Any suggestions?


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