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NexStar3 eSATA+USB2.0 Enclosure

I recently bought a Vantec NexStar3 eSATA+USB2.0 enclosure plus a Western Digital 500GB SATA2 drive to go inside it. The enclosure and the drive are great, but when I put the two together I was having some really, really annoying problems.

My BIOS detected the drive fine, AHCI or IDE mode, and could bootup into Linux (I tried with Fedora, Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS). It's detected in the OS too, but not usable:

Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7.00: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0xff SErr 0x780100 action 0x2
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7.00: irq_stat 0x08000000
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7.00: cmd 60/20:00:af:96:bc/00:00:05:00:00/40 tag 0 cdb 0x0 data 16384 in
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel:          res 40/00:3c:e5:70:cc/00:00:1e:00:00/40 Emask 0x10 (ATA bus error)
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7.00: cmd 60/80:08:d0:86:cc/00:00:05:00:00/40 tag 1 cdb 0x0 data 65536 in
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel:          res 40/00:3c:e5:70:cc/00:00:1e:00:00/40 Emask 0x10 (ATA bus error)
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7.00: cmd 60/7f:10:50:87:cc/00:00:05:00:00/40 tag 2 cdb 0x0 data 65024 in
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel:          res 40/00:3c:e5:70:cc/00:00:1e:00:00/40 Emask 0x10 (ATA bus error)
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7.00: cmd 60/08:18:e7:87:cc/00:00:05:00:00/40 tag 3 cdb 0x0 data 4096 in
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel:          res 40/00:3c:e5:70:cc/00:00:1e:00:00/40 Emask 0x10 (ATA bus error)
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7.00: cmd 60/07:20:66:7b:4c/00:00:12:00:00/40 tag 4 cdb 0x0 data 3584 in
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel:          res 40/00:3c:e5:70:cc/00:00:1e:00:00/40 Emask 0x10 (ATA bus error)
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7.00: cmd 60/02:28:e3:70:cc/00:00:1e:00:00/40 tag 5 cdb 0x0 data 1024 in
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel:          res 40/00:3c:e5:70:cc/00:00:1e:00:00/40 Emask 0x10 (ATA bus error)
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7.00: cmd 60/07:30:79:b1:d4/00:00:01:00:00/40 tag 6 cdb 0x0 data 3584 in
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel:          res 40/00:3c:e5:70:cc/00:00:1e:00:00/40 Emask 0x10 (ATA bus error)
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7.00: cmd 60/06:38:e5:70:cc/00:00:1e:00:00/40 tag 7 cdb 0x0 data 3072 in
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel:          res 40/00:3c:e5:70:cc/00:00:1e:00:00/40 Emask 0x10 (ATA bus error)
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7: soft resetting port
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7.00: configured for UDMA/133
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7: EH complete
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] 976773168 512-byte hardware sectors (500108 MB)
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access     DMI      WD1600BB-00GUC0  3.52 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] 312581808 512-byte hardware sectors (160042 MB)
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] 312581808 512-byte hardware sectors (160042 MB)
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Write Protect is off
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel:  sdc: sdc1 sdc2 < sdc5 sdc6 > sdc3
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI disk
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: sd 6:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: NET: Registered protocol family 10
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: floppy0: no floppy controllers found
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: No dock devices found.
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: device-mapper: ioctl: 4.11.0-ioctl (2006-10-12) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: device-mapper: multipath: version 1.0.5 loaded
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: EXT3 FS on sda1, internal journal
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7.00: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x2 SErr 0x580100 action 0x2
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7.00: irq_stat 0x08000000
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7.00: cmd 60/80:08:27:97:bc/00:00:05:00:00/40 tag 1 cdb 0x0 data 65536 in
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel:          res 40/00:0c:27:97:bc/00:00:05:00:00/40 Emask 0x10 (ATA bus error)
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7: soft resetting port
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7.00: configured for UDMA/133
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: ata7: EH complete
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] 976773168 512-byte hardware sectors (500108 MB)
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
Aug 15 23:32:56 LinuxBox kernel: sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Write cache: enabled, read cache: enabled, doesn't support DPO or FUA

After tons of messages like that and a few minutes, a "soft reset" and "EH complete" would occur and only then would a tiny bit of data get through. Right after that the link froze up again with tons of errors.

So I googled, changed ports, changed wires, used different eSATA wires, nothing changed. I tried the drive internally and it's perfectly fine, it operated at full 3.0Gbps - SATA II speed. After hours of searching I learned this:

  • The ICH8 SATA controller on the GA-965P-S3 (rev 1.0) doesn't actually support AHCI. Later revisions of the ICH8, for example the ones on the GA-965P-S3 rev 3.3, do though. /me grumbles...
  • The one time the drive did work without the link failing was when it was reset enough times and auto-negotiated the link down to 1.5Gbps - Perhaps electrical interference was the problem.
  • All SATA II Western Digital drives have a manual override for the SATA link speed using the jumpers: putting a jumper on the second column of pins will limit the drive to 1.5Gbps (regular SATA speed)

As you can probably guess, the first point is just a major annoyance and the last two solved the problem. My drive now boots up with a 1.5Gbps link, so no need to let it fail for a while before using it. As for the enclosure, it's a great buy for it's value - I got it for $40 CAD. It features SATA connectors inside and as mentioned above can be plugged in via USB or eSATA. Vantec even supplies you with an eSATA cable and an SATA --> eSATA bracket!

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It's been a while...

It's been a while since I blogged, I've been pretty busy... But anyways, I went to see the Family Guy Live! show last month, it was really funny. If they come by next year and you're a Family Guy fan, make sure to go and see it - It's well worth it!

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fwbackups 1.43.1

fwbackups 1.43.1 is done... It includes a new "follow links" backup option, fixes several bugs present in 1.43.0 and also has a full set of documentation installed to /usr/share/gnome/help/fwbackups.

Sorry for the inconvienience, but it turns out automatic backups in 1.43.0 doesn't work at all so if you're using automatic backup, it is a good idea to update to 1.43.1.

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Gazette and CTV interview!

Last May (the week of the 21st) I was interviewed by the Gazette by surprise - one of my clients had sent a letter to the Gazette and they wanted to interview me about Diffingo and the free support/software I offer. Then the same day that the article was published CTV asked for and interview as well! If you'd like to have a look, here is the article and the CTV interview:

Gazette article (PNG image, 5.8MB)
CTV Interview (QuickTime/MP4 movie, 3.3MB)

Need QuickTime? Get it here.

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Exams, here I come

I'm heading for my exams the next three weeks, so I'm not going to be around as much on fedoraforum, IRC and for programming... I'm working on feature requests for fwbackups RC3, so hopefully that will be out in July when I have time to work on it again. Anyways the good news is I did my lab exam today and it was fairly easy.

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Media (DVD, mp3, etc) playback in Fedora

The Fedora project believes in free software, and seeing as such patent-encumbered or proprietary formats are not included in the Fedora distributions. Unfortunately, that means that that media such as DVDs, MP3s, many types of video, Java content and .swf Flash content cannot be viewed on a fresh install of Fedora. This guide will show you how to install various plugins and codecs to allow the playback of this type of content.

Need more help or want to ask a question? Discuss this topic here.

Requirements

 

All at Once!

To install all the codecs, applications and plugins mentioned in this howto at once, run:

yum -y remove totem totem-plparser;yum -y install totem-xine totem-xine-plparser rhythmbox \
libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay livdvdnav lsdvd libdvbpsi mplayerplug-in mplayer mplayer-gui \
xine-lib-extras-nonfree xine-lib-extras libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay compat-libstdc++-33

Remember that removing totem may remove additional applications - If you'd like them back, make sure you add them to the 'yum install' command.

DVD Playback

yum -y install libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay libdvdnav lsdvd libdvbpsi

Note that libdvdcss and the other libraries listed here may be illegal to distribute, install or use depending on your local copyright laws. Distribute/install/use at your own risk, I'm not responsible for anything that happens as a result.

Totem-Xine

Totem-Xine is a movie player that is based on Xine and not GStreamer. While the interface is exactly the same as Fedora's Totem player, using the Xine backend will allow for playback of media such as DVD, WMV, MPEG video and more.

yum -y remove totem totem-plparser;yum -y install totem-xine totem-xine-plparser rhythmbox \
xine-lib-extras-nonfree xine-lib-extras
Remember that removing totem may remove additional applications - If you'd like them back, make sure you add them to the 'yum install' command.

MPlayer and MPlayerPlug-In

MPlayer is also a movie player like Totem, although I find interface of MPlayer harder to use compared to totem-xine and additionally there is no support for DVD menus at the moment. Still, mplayer offers a web plugin for Mozilla/Firefox and packs in tons of codecs making it a valuable package.

yum -y install mplayer mplayer-gui mplayerplug-in

 

GStreamer plugins

Seeing as Fedora uses the GStreamer engine for many programs, it's a must to install the extra GStreamer plugin packs. This is the package that will allow for MP3 playback on your Fedora system.

yum -y install gstreamer gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly

 

Macromedia Adobe Flash Player

rpm -Uhv http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
yum -y install flash-plugin

Java (JRE) and JRE web plugin

Please see this howto for instructions.

 

RealPlayer

Please click 'Download RPM Package' on this page, then save that file in your home. Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories or System Tools > Terminal) and type:

rpm -Uhv RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm && rm RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm -f

RealPlayer and the Mozilla plugin should now be installed.

 
Need more help or want to ask a question? Discuss this topic here.
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Media (DVD, mp3, etc) playback in Fedora

The Fedora project believes in free software, and seeing as such patent-encumbered or proprietary formats are not included in the Fedora distributions. Unfortunately, that means that that media such as DVDs, MP3s, many types of video, Java content and .swf Flash content cannot be viewed on a fresh install of Fedora. This guide will show you how to install various plugins and codecs to allow the playback of this type of content.

Need more help or want to ask a question? Discuss this topic here.

Requirements

 

All at Once!

To install all the codecs, applications and plugins mentioned in this howto at once, run:

yum -y remove totem;yum -y install totem-xine totem-plparser \
libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay livdvdnav lsdvd libdvbpsi gecko-mediaplayer mplayer mplayer-gui \
xine-lib-extras-nonfree xine-lib-extras libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay compat-libstdc++-33

Remember that removing totem may remove additional applications - If you'd like them back, make sure you add them to the 'yum install' command.

DVD Playback

yum -y install libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay libdvdnav lsdvd libdvbpsi

Note that libdvdcss and the other libraries listed here may be illegal to distribute, install or use depending on your local copyright laws. Distribute/install/use at your own risk, I'm not responsible for anything that happens as a result.

Totem-Xine

Totem-Xine is a movie player that is based on Xine and not GStreamer. While the interface is exactly the same as Fedora's Totem player, using the Xine backend will allow for playback of media such as DVD, WMV, MPEG video and more.

yum -y remove totem;yum -y install totem-xine xine-lib-extras-nonfree xine-lib-extras

MPlayer and MPlayerPlug-In

MPlayer is also a movie player like Totem, although I find interface of MPlayer harder to use compared to totem-xine and additionally there is no support for DVD menus at the moment. Still, mplayer offers a web plugin for Mozilla/Firefox and packs in tons of codecs making it a valuable package.

yum -y install mplayer mplayer-gui gecko-mediaplayer

 

GStreamer plugins

Seeing as Fedora uses the GStreamer engine for many programs, it's a must to install the extra GStreamer plugin packs. This is the package that will allow for MP3 playback on your Fedora system.

yum -y install gstreamer gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly

 

Macromedia Adobe Flash Player

rpm -Uhv http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
yum -y install flash-plugin

Java (JRE) and JRE web plugin

Please see this howto for instructions.

 

RealPlayer

Please click 'Download RPM Package' on this page, then save that file in your home. Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories or System Tools > Terminal) and type:

rpm -Uhv RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm && rm RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm -f

RealPlayer and the Mozilla plugin should now be installed.

 
Need more help or want to ask a question? Discuss this topic here.
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Media (DVD, mp3, etc) playback in Fedora

The Fedora project believes in free software, and seeing as such patent-encumbered or proprietary formats are not included in the Fedora distributions. Unfortunately, that means that that media such as DVDs, MP3s, many types of video, Java content and .swf Flash content cannot be viewed on a fresh install of Fedora. This guide will show you how to install various plugins and codecs to allow the playback of this type of content.

Need more help or want to ask a question? Discuss this topic here.

Requirements

 

All at Once!

To install all the codecs, applications and plugins mentioned in this howto at once, run:

yum -y remove totem totem-plparser;yum -y install totem-xine totem-xine-plparser rhythmbox \
libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay livdvdnav lsdvd libdvbpsi mplayerplug-in mplayer mplayer-gui \
xine-lib-extras-nonfree xine-lib-extras libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay compat-libstdc++-33

Remember that removing totem may remove additional applications - If you'd like them back, make sure you add them to the 'yum install' command.

DVD Playback

yum -y install libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay libdvdnav lsdvd libdvbpsi

Note that libdvdcss and the other libraries listed here may be illegal to distribute, install or use depending on your local copyright laws. Distribute/install/use at your own risk, I'm not responsible for anything that happens as a result.

Totem-Xine

Totem-Xine is a movie player that is based on Xine and not GStreamer. While the interface is exactly the same as Fedora's Totem player, using the Xine backend will allow for playback of media such as DVD, WMV, MPEG video and more.

yum -y remove totem totem-plparser;yum -y install totem-xine totem-xine-plparser rhythmbox \
xine-lib-extras-nonfree xine-lib-extras
Remember that removing totem may remove additional applications - If you'd like them back, make sure you add them to the 'yum install' command.

MPlayer and MPlayerPlug-In

MPlayer is also a movie player like Totem, although I find interface of MPlayer harder to use compared to totem-xine and additionally there is no support for DVD menus at the moment. Still, mplayer offers a web plugin for Mozilla/Firefox and packs in tons of codecs making it a valuable package.

yum -y install mplayer mplayer-gui mplayerplug-in

 

GStreamer plugins

Seeing as Fedora uses the GStreamer engine for many programs, it's a must to install the extra GStreamer plugin packs. This is the package that will allow for MP3 playback on your Fedora system.

yum -y install gstreamer gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly

 

Macromedia Adobe Flash Player

rpm -Uhv http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
yum -y install flash-plugin

Java (JRE) and JRE web plugin

Please see this howto for instructions.

 

RealPlayer

Please click 'Download RPM Package' on this page, then save that file in your home. Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories or System Tools > Terminal) and type:

rpm -Uhv RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm && rm RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm -f

RealPlayer and the Mozilla plugin should now be installed.

 
Need more help or want to ask a question? Discuss this topic here.
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Media (DVD, mp3, etc) playback in Fedora

The Fedora project believes in free software, and seeing as such patent-encumbered or proprietary formats are not included in the Fedora distributions. Unfortunately, that means that that media such as DVDs, MP3s, many types of video, Java content and .swf Flash content cannot be viewed on a fresh install of Fedora. This guide will show you how to install various plugins and codecs to allow the playback of this type of content.

Need more help or want to ask a question? Discuss this topic here.

Requirements

 

All at Once!

To install all the codecs, applications and plugins mentioned in this howto at once, run:

yum -y remove totem;yum -y install totem-xine libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay \
livdvdnav lsdvd libdvbpsi gecko-mediaplayer mplayer mplayer-gui xine-lib-extras-nonfree \
xine-lib-extras libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay compat-libstdc++-33 \
gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly

Remember that removing totem may remove additional applications - If you'd like them back, make sure you add them to the 'yum install' command.

DVD Playback

yum -y install libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay libdvdnav lsdvd libdvbpsi

Note that libdvdcss and the other libraries listed here may be illegal to distribute, install or use depending on your local copyright laws. Distribute/install/use at your own risk, I'm not responsible for anything that happens as a result.

Totem-Xine

Totem-Xine is a movie player that is based on Xine and not GStreamer. While the interface is exactly the same as Fedora's Totem player, using the Xine backend will allow for playback of media such as DVD, WMV, MPEG video and more.

yum -y remove totem;yum -y install totem-xine xine-lib-extras-nonfree \
xine-lib-extras
Remember that removing totem may remove additional applications - If you'd like them back, make sure you add them to the 'yum install' command.

MPlayer and MPlayerPlug-In

MPlayer is also a movie player like Totem, although I find interface of MPlayer harder to use compared to totem-xine and additionally there is no support for DVD menus at the moment. Still, mplayer offers a web plugin for Mozilla/Firefox and packs in tons of codecs making it a valuable package.

yum -y install mplayer mplayer-gui gecko-mediaplayer

 

GStreamer plugins

Seeing as Fedora uses the GStreamer engine for many programs, it's a must to install the extra GStreamer plugin packs. This is the package that will allow for MP3 playback on your Fedora system.

yum -y install gstreamer gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly

 

Macromedia Adobe Flash Player

rpm -Uhv http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
yum -y install flash-plugin

Java (JRE) and JRE web plugin

Please see this howto for instructions.

 

RealPlayer

Please click 'Download RPM Package' on this page, then save that file in your home. Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories or System Tools > Terminal) and type:

rpm -Uhv RealPlayer11GOLD.rpm && rm RealPlayer11GOLD.rpm -f

RealPlayer and the Mozilla plugin should now be installed.

 
Need more help or want to ask a question? Discuss this topic here.
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Media (DVD, mp3, etc) playback in Fedora

The Fedora project believes in free software, and seeing as such patent-encumbered or proprietary formats are not included in the Fedora distributions. Unfortunately, that means that that media such as DVDs, MP3s, many types of video, Java content and .swf Flash content cannot be viewed on a fresh install of Fedora. This guide will show you how to install various plugins and codecs to allow the playback of this type of content.

Need more help or want to ask a question? Discuss this topic here.

Requirements

 

All at Once!

To install all the codecs, applications and plugins mentioned in this howto at once, run:

yum -y install totem-xine libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay livdvdnav lsdvd libdvbpsi \
mplayerplug-in mplayer mplayer-gui xine-lib-extras-nonfree \
xine-lib-extras libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay compat-libstdc++-33 \
gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly
su -c "totem-backend -b xine"

DVD Playback

yum -y install libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay libdvdnav lsdvd libdvbpsi

Note that libdvdcss and the other libraries listed here may be illegal to distribute, install or use depending on your local copyright laws. Distribute/install/use at your own risk, I'm not responsible for anything that happens as a result.

Totem-Xine

Totem-Xine is a movie player that is based on Xine and not GStreamer. Using the Xine backend will allow for playback of media such as DVD, WMV, MPEG video and more! Recent changes in Fedora 9 have allowed you to install the Xine and Gstreamer backends at once - Here's how to select the Xine backend as the default one:

yum -y install totem-xine xine-lib-extras-nonfree xine-lib-extras
su -c "totem-backend -b xine"

MPlayer and MPlayerPlug-In

MPlayer is also a movie player like Totem, although I find interface of MPlayer harder to use compared to totem-xine and additionally there is no support for DVD menus at the moment. Still, mplayer offers a web plugin for Mozilla/Firefox and packs in tons of codecs making it a valuable package.

yum -y install mplayer mplayer-gui mplayerplug-in

 

GStreamer plugins

Seeing as Fedora uses the GStreamer engine for many programs, it's a must to install the extra GStreamer plugin packs. This is the package that will allow for MP3 playback on your Fedora system.

yum -y install gstreamer gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly

 

Macromedia Adobe Flash Player

rpm -Uhv http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
yum -y install flash-plugin

Java (JRE) and JRE web plugin

yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin

 

RealPlayer

Please click 'RPM Package' on this page, then save that file in your home. Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories or System Tools > Terminal) and type:

rpm -Uhv RealPlayer11GOLD.rpm && rm RealPlayer11GOLD.rpm -f

RealPlayer and the Mozilla plugin should now be installed.

 
Need more help or want to ask a question? Discuss this topic here.
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