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hi all, im facing this problem that im not able to play any video files in fedora core 3 ..... whenever i open a vidoe file TOTEM player shows me ...
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    help needed with playing videos


    hi all, im facing this problem that im not able to play any video files in fedora core 3 ..... whenever i open a vidoe file TOTEM player shows me a msg that the format is unsupported or unknown. I also tried playing the files with RealPlayer but the same msg shows up. I tried installing Mplayer but when i download the .rpm and try installing it, a msg comes up telling me that im missing certain files needed for installation.
    here's my question .....
    1. Is there any plugin for Totem tht enables it to play .mpg and .avi files.
    2. From where do i get the files needed for the installation of Mplayer
    3. Is there any other players any of you recommend.

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    VLC player is good too

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    i tried installing VLC player too, but it comes up with the same list of missing files ......

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    Have you added the Livna repo?
    http://rpm.livna.org/configuration.html

    Livna is the place to go for codecs and other missing files that will let you play audio and video files. The link will have directions for adding Livna as a repo and importing the key.

    Note: you should probably disable Livna once you have the files you need. There are occasional problems with having yum check Livna and FreshRPM repos for updates.

    You should consider upgrading to Fedora Core 6

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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by Storm Rider
    You should consider upgrading to Fedora Core 6
    lol yea, i think i should....... but i havent found any place in rome where they sell linux CD's ....... another option would be downloading it ....... but over here the maximum downloading limit is 2GB ..... and the linux fedora core 6 is of 3GB ........

    btw .... thnx for the help

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    did you try xine? its best imo.
    Code:
    yum -y install xine xine-lib xine-skins
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