Codecs in Fedora 9

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Tue Apr 1 17:13:05 UTC 2008

Chris Negus wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-04-01 at 20:18 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> Chris Negus wrote:
>>> Could someone tell me what the state of mp3 and other non-free codecs is
>>> for Fedora 9? My concern is that I don't see a codeina package and I
>>> (like others) am not able to play flash videos from firefox.
>> Well, codeina is still there. The plan is to drop the "paid" codecs and 
>> only keep the gratis mp3 plugin. Refer
>> # yum info codeina
> Okay, thanks. It's not on the install DVD or the live CD. So a user who
> doesn't know about codeina already won't get information about mp3
> support. Any possibility codeina might still make it on to those media
> for Fedora 9?

That's the plan. Only mp3 support is planned to be retained. Rest of the 
paid codecs are being ripped out since the board felt that it wasn't 
consistent with the goals of Fedora.


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