**Note: To install many of the following packages you must enable RPM Fusion repository.
su -c 'yum install gstreamer rhythmbox'
To make all mp3 files open by default with Rhytmbox right click on an mp3 file and select 'Open with Other Application...'. Click on Rhytmbox Music Player and you're done. To add mp3 and other audio support type:
su -c 'yum install gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly'
su -c 'yum install amarok phonon-backend-gstreamer'
Exaile is similar to Amarok but it's based on GTK+ toolkit. Therefore it's a good solution for Gnome users! To install it type:
su -c 'yum install exaile gstreamer-plugins-good \gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly'
Audacious is another audio player similar to old winamp 2.x. To install it type:
su -c 'yum install audacious audacious-plugins'
If you want to use your winamp 2.x skin with audacious simply copy winamp's *.wsz skin to /usr/share/audacious/Skins/ If your tags are in a different encoding than utf8 you can force audacious to use it: Preferences -> Playlist -> Metadata -> Fallback character encoding -> iso8859-7 If you want to add in queue mp3s when double clicked edit this file:
su -c 'gedit /usr/share/applications/fedora-audacious.desktop'
And change Exec=audacious to Exec=audacious -e
This audio player is no longer used, you could try audacious instead, but if you still want it type:
su -c 'yum install xmms xmms-libs xmms-mp3'
In order to play DVDs you must install the appropriate codecs.
su -c 'yum install libdvdread libdvdnav lsdvd'
su -rpm -Uvh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release.rpmyum install libdvdcss
To check some of them type:
su -c 'yum install ffmpeg ffmpeg-libs gstreamer-ffmpeg libmatroska xvidcore'
Fedora 11 has installed Totem Movie Player. If you want to play DVD files also with totem type:
su -c 'yum install totem-xine xine-lib xine-lib-extras-freeworld'
su -c 'yum install mplayer smplayer'
Open smplayer from Applications -> Sound & Video -> SMPlayer
VLC (Video Lan Client) supports almost any video type without the need of installing external codecs.
su -c 'yum install vlc'
kaffeine is another KDE media player that uses the xine engine.
su -c 'yum install kaffeine xine xine-lib xine-lib-extras-freeworld'
You can download RealPlayer rpm from here . Just choose to open it with the Package Installer. If this fails to install it manually open a terminal, go the directory you downloaded it and type:
su -c 'rpm -Uvh RealPlayer11GOLD.rpm --nodeps'
Avidemux is a very good video editor. Install it like this:
su -c 'yum install avidemux'
It will be listed in Applications -> Sound & Video -> Avidemux Video Editor.