Enable MP3 Playback on Fedora 16
I always struggle with quickly enabling MP3 playback on a fresh install of Fedora. There are legal reasons (which I’m not interested in) as to why Fedora doesn’t ship with MP3 support right out of the box. So; that’s what third-party repositories are for. Simply install the RPM Fusion repository and then install the “Ugly” GStreamer Plugin.
# yum localinstall –nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
# yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly
If you need other support you can always install all the plugins for GStreamer…
# yum install gstreamer-plugins-*
Another method is simply installing VLC. This media player is bursting at its seams with codex goodness.
# yum install vlc