Add mp3 support for Fedora 17

Because of licensing reasons there are is no codex for the mp3 format included in Fedora by default.  If you want to play mp3 files you need the following additional packages:

gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-ffmpeg

This packages are available in the RPMForge repository. Install this two RPMForge repositories:

rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

Now you should be able to install the needed packages using yum:

yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-ffmpeg

Now you should be able to play mp3.

3 thoughts on “Add mp3 support for Fedora 17

  1. newbie

    this is the message i get from that
    [liveuser@localhost ~]$ yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-ffmpeg
    Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
    You need to be root to perform this command.
    [liveuser@localhost ~]$

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