My understanding is that gstreamer supports all these codecs provided
that the necessary gstreamer packages are added.
At this stage I am not familiar with Fedora (using Ubuntu for now). In
Ubuntu, you search in the "extras" repositories for packages
containing the string "gstreamer0.10*" in their name and you install
them. Then, any gstreamer-based multimedia application works just
Shouldn't we push people towards such infrastructure-friendly solutions?
What are the package names for those additional codecs/etc?
On 2/8/07, Bart De Soete <Bart.De.Soete(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
At this moment, I'm working hard on my current project which is migrating a
music school from MS Windows XP (and for their servers: Windows Server 2003)
to Fedora 6.
However, there were already a few music tutors and staff familiar with
openSUSE. They agreed to migrate for 100% to Linux, but preferred to use
The migration went well if we speaking about basics, but one of the main
issues are multimedia codecs.
Multimedia is a very important aspect for the clients in that organisation.
I gave them the Helix Banshee-player to play music and fixed the
However, they also want to be able to play following codecs:
Movieformat: MPEG and likewise formats ??
DVD-format: 1) how to rip dvd's ? 2) how to watch the ripped VOB-files on
hard disk, 'cause they 're standard not supported.
Soundformat: WMA and likewise formats ??
I tried already a few things, but Banshee, Totem and Real-player always are
giving the same error: you need to install a plugin to play this format.
I installed the w32codec-all which should contain Win32 and other binary
codecs, but NO RESULT.
Can someone help me?
Bart De Soete,
Fedora Ambassador – Belgium
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