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Fedora Multimedia Installation HOWTO

Eric Steven Raymond

Revision History
Revision 5.1 2006-03-25 Revised by: esr
Simplified and corrected some FC5 instructions.
Revision 5.0 2006-03-21 Revised by: esr
Update for Fedora Core 5. On the one hand, we can get almost everything from livna now, which simplifies life. On the other hand, Totem and Xine are both completely broken.
Revision 4.0 2005-10-09 Revised by: esr
Update for Fedora Core 4. The repositories have become Fedora Extras. Adobe Acrobat plugin no longer seems to be necessary, xpdf and evince must have gotten better.
Revision 3.0 2004-11-07 Revised by: esr
Update for Fedora Core 3.
Revision 2.2 2004-09-07 Revised by: esr
Corrections for 2.6.8 kernel and Mozilla 1.7.
Revision 2.1 2004-08-03 Revised by: esr
RealPlayer 10 is out in open source. This changes some things.
Revision 2.0 2004-07-14 Revised by: esr
Updated for FC2. Removed up2date methods, as FC2 update seems to be broken.
Revision 1.2 2004-02-03 Revised by: esr
Typo fixes.
Revision 1.1 2004-01-31 Revised by: esr
Dag Wieers's repository is yum-enabled, so drop apt-get out of the picture. Add mozilla-acroread installation. Add some attack-lawyer repellant.
Revision 1.0 2004-01-30 Revised by: esr
Initial release.

How to get various proprietary and restricted multimedia Damned Things (AVI, Flash, Java, MP3, MPEG, QuickTime, RealMedia, Windows Media) working under Fedora Core using your normal package-management tools. Includes Firefox-plugin instructions. Now with coverage of both 32- and 64-bit Intel-architecture systems.

Unfortunately, the news in FC5 is almost all bad. Totem and Xine are both completely broken.