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Media support

There have always been a lot of whining about Fedora is not supporting all kind of patent
troubled media support. But is so easy to add it, if you live in the right country.

rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-9.rpm
yum install gstreamer-plugins-bad streamer-plugins-bad-extra gstreamer-plugins-ugly xine-lib-extras-nonfree xine 
totem-backend -b xine
This might not be legal your country !!!

If you want to install Adobe flash plugin (Closed Source), it is easy too:

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


In the future i hope that free media formats will more used, so we don't need all this s**t. 

Thanks to the Livna contributors and others to make it so easy.

EDIT: made some adjustments based on the comments.
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  1. May 22, 2008 at 11:09

    Add libdvdcss to that list of packages (and risk breaking even more laws, sigh).

  2. davidnielsen
    May 22, 2008 at 13:04

    It sure is good I didn’t write that very same article 11 days ago anticipating the release of F9.

    http://davidnielsen.wordpress.com/2008/05/11/fedora-9-making-stuff-work/

  3. May 22, 2008 at 13:19

    David is right, and got the packages right as well. You’re missing gstreamer-plugins-bad and gstreamer-plugins-bad-extras as well…

  4. Frank
    May 22, 2008 at 13:41

    “There have always been a lot of whining about Fedora is not supporting all kind of patent troubled media support”

    Tim, the whining is not about not supporting it in Fedora, the whining is Fedora not telling people how to get the free codecs of Patent encumbered media if it is NOT illegal to do so in there country. Just like you did right now!

    And Your clearly missing the Point of legality when you lump Flash in your post. Flash is not illegal in any country, its a decision of Fedora not to include Binary Blobs/ Closed Source.

    A simple addition to Codeina would solve most problems:

    “Dear Fedora user: If the codecs required to play this file are not patent encumbered in your country do this ( What you just posted here )

    Furthermore, to solve the flash problem, let Firefox’s plugin helper install plugins as a regular user when it prompts for it.

    Cheers,
    Frank

  5. May 22, 2008 at 14:28

    David:
    I must have missed that one 🙂

    Bastian:
    Yes, i am missing the gstreamer-plugin-bad-extras, but not gstreamer-plugin-bad.

    Frank, the adobe flashplugin is of cause not illigal in any country.

  6. May 22, 2008 at 21:34

    Frank making that change to codina would put Fedora (and thus also Red Hat) in the line of fire for a contributory patent infringement lawsuit. Yes, even if you just tell people how to potentially break the law, they can sue you.. I know, I hate lawyers to so luckily we have nice people like Tim (and myself, though I am a meanie) who live in countries with laws that allows us to legally post instructions. That way everyone can have their backs clear.

    Also it was not my intend to call flash legally problematical in my post, that was only meant to apply to the multimedia files, I will go correct my posting if it didn’t read that way. I wrote it late at night for a friend who I convinced to try Fedora so he would have a nice public reference to go by for this kind of help. He specifically mentioned when I talked to him that he needed multimedia, flash and nvidia support guidelines for x86_64. This seems like common requests so I lumb them together so people have on reference to go to.

  7. Jeff Ollie
    May 23, 2008 at 14:12

    @Frank:

    > Tim, the whining is not about not supporting it in Fedora, the
    > whining is Fedora not telling people how to get the free
    > codecs of Patent encumbered media if it is NOT illegal to do
    > so in there country. Just like you did right now!

    Actually, it’s illegal for Red Hat to tell you how to do something that’s legal in your country but is illegal in the US.

    Jeff

  8. Adilson Bonanovisky
    May 23, 2008 at 16:08

    Hi guys, please, how can I list a all package ‘non rpm’ using rpm line command?
    Thanks.

  9. May 23, 2008 at 16:16

    Adilson, i’m not sure i understand you right, what do you mean with “non rpm” packages.

    ‘rpm -qa’ will list all installed packages (by rpm and yum)

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