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How to install media codecs (audio and video) on Fedora [Guide]

fedora [1]New to Fedora Linux? Confused as to why you cant play any of your .mp3 files or video files? This guide will help you! In no time at all, you’ll have the media codecs up and running on your Fedora machine required to allow you to play audio and video files! Let’s get started!

Before We Begin

Before we get started, the RPM Fusion will need to be enabled on you system (if it isn’t already). Open a terminal window and enter the command below and the RPM  Fusion repository will be installed and enabled.

sudo -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

This guide will work with all versions of Fedora.

How To Install Media (AUDIO, VIDEO) Codecs On Fedora

sudo yum install gstreamer gstreamer-ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-bad-free gstreamer-plugins-bad-nonfree gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugin-crystalhd gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free gstreamer1-plugins-good gstreamer1-libav ffmpeg


Not having all of the codecs installed on your machine from the get-go can be frustrating to a new user. With this guide, you’ve learned exactly how you can get proprietary media codecs working for you in Fedora.