MPlayer on Fedora

Fedora does not support MPlayer for some reason. But rpmfusion does it for us. Let’s install mplayer and learn some tricks to play rmvb files.

1. Add rpmfusion repository:

Enable RPM Fusion repositories

2. Install MPlayer

# yum install mplayer

3. Get codecs

Dowload all-yyyymmdd.tar.bz2 from http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs

Let’s use all-20100303.tar.bz2 now.

# tar xf all-20100303.tar.bz2
# mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/codecs/
# mv all-20100303/* /usr/local/lib/codecs/

4. Enjoy it!

5. Play rmvb files

If there is no video or mplayer crashes when playing .rmvb files, you need to install libstdc++ libraries:

# yum install libstdc++ compat-libstdc++-33 compat-libstdc++-296

Then try using mplay to play rmvb files again. It should work now.

Update history
Dec. 21, 2010. Change codecs

About Eric Zhiqiang Ma

Eric Zhiqiang Ma is a PhD candidate at Dep. of CSE, HKUST. He is interested in system software for cloud computing, virtualization of large-scale distributed systems and etc. Also find Eric on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. The views or opinions expressed here are solely Eric's own and do not necessarily represent those of any third parties. More Posts - Website

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