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    not able to play video files.....

    "yum remove totem totem-mozplugin totem-plparser xine xine-lib "

    "Setting up Remove Process
    Could not retrieve mirrorlist error was
    [Errno 14] HTTP Error 407: Proxy Authentication Required
    Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: fedora. Please verify its path and try again"

    why is this happening,.....

    this is the 1st step i try after i try to make my fedora play some video/audio files...

    please help


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    Administrator jayd512's Avatar
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    I'm curious why you would be removing media players with yum instead of installing them. If you want to play video files, you're going to need those plug-ins. But first, have you added the livna repositories for Fedora 8? (I'm only assuming Fedora 8 from the mirrors link in your post.) Execute, as root:
    rpm -ivh
    You'll then have access to most of the apps you need for media play-back. Info can be found here: Link. Let us know how it goes!

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    Linux Enthusiast L4Linux's Avatar
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    You can install VLC, which supports a lot of media files(including mp3,wma,flv and ogg) without the need for codecs.
    yum install vlc

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