How to install mplayer in Fedora Core 12

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Before mplayer-gui installation in Fedora Core 12, you will have to add RPM Fusion repositories. After that, yum will resolve all dependencies and mplayer will be installed in a minute.

How to add RPM Fusion repositories?

# add RPM Fusion repository with the rpm command
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

If you have proxy problems, please use --httpproxy switch in rpm command. If you still have problems, you can manually download free and nonfree repositories and then install them from the local directory:

rpm -Uvh rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

Detailed information about configuring RPM Fusion repositories can be found at http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration page. Finally, Fedora Core 12 is ready for mplayer-gui, xine or vlc installation.

yum install mplayer-gui
yum install xine
yum install vlc

And small issue before the end. Instead of playing AVI, mplayer gave me the following message:

Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device

The solution was to change output video device in mplayer-gui to xv, gl, ... (depends on your video hardware but in general, xv should work):

mplayer-gui -> Preferences -> Video -> xv

Cheers!

06/06/2010 - This tutorial also works for Fedora 13
12/28/2010 - This tutorial also works for Fedora 14
04/14/2012 - This tutorial also works for Fedora 16
05/31/2012 - This tutorial also works for Fedora 17
01/23/2013 - This tutorial also works for Fedora 18 (with some tweaks on How to install mplayer in Fedora Core 18)

This entry was posted on November 26, 2009 and is filed under Linux

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24 Responses to How to install mplayer in Fedora Core 12

  1. dbunic says:

    @Prabhu - I assume that you try to add RPM Fusion repositories for FC14 but your system is not FC14. First, you can try the following command:

    cat /etc/issue
    

    ... to see what is your system version. Here is output from my PC:

    Fedora release 14 (Laughlin)
    Kernel \r on an \m (\l)
    

    Anyway, repository installation with following command:

    # add RPM Fusion repository with the rpm command
    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
    

    should resolve version issues and install without a problem. On the other hand, if you need to manually download/install rpmfusion-free-release package, make sure your system release and package release are matched.

  2. Will Mead says:

    Thanks so much, this was really helpful!

  3. The above steps also work for Fedora 16

    thanks

    p

  4. dbunic says:

    @the Peak Oil Poet - This is very useful information - thank you!

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