Enabling various types of media content in Fedora (DVD, MP3, Flash, Java)

Requirements

I want them all!

If you want to install all of the items listed in this howto, install the following items:

  • DVD playback packages: libdvdcss, libdvdread and libdvdnav
  • MPEG plugins: gstreamer-plugins-bad and gstreamer-plugins-ugly
  • Java: java-1.6.0-openjdk and java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin
  • Adobe Flash plugins:
    su -
    rpm -Uhv http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
    yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper.{i386,x86_64} pulseaudio-libs.i386 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i386 libcurl.i386
    mozilla-plugin-config -i -g -v
    

DVD playback

You will need to install the following packages:

  • DVD playback packages: libdvdcss, libdvdread and libdvdnav
  • MPEG plugins: gstreamer-plugins-bad and gstreamer-plugins-ugly

MP3 playback

To enable MP3 playback, all you need to do is to install the MPEG plugins: gstreamer-plugins-bad and gstreamer-plugins-ugly.

Java (JRE) and the Java web plugin

Install java-1.6.0-openjdk and java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin.

Adobe Flash player

Installing Flash is a bit more complicated than installing other packages:

  1. Open a terminal
  2. Type:
    su -
    rpm -Uhv http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/adobe-release/adobe-release-i386-1.0-1.noarch.rpm
    yum install flash-plugin nspluginwrapper.{i386,x86_64} pulseaudio-libs.i386 alsa-plugins-pulseaudio.i386 libcurl.i386
    mozilla-plugin-config -i -g -v
    
  3. You can now close the terminal window

Additional media players

After installing the media codecs and plugins, you may wish to install additional media players. Here are a list of some popular media players available from Fedora and RPM Fusion:

  • vlc
  • totem-xine
  • mplayer

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