Playing MP3 Files in Fedora 8 using KDE

- 19 Nov 2007

To play MP3 files in Fedora 8 with KDE you need to add software to your default installation. This software does not come “stock” with KDE because the software is not free and RedHat is required to filter it – therefore if you download this update make sure you check the licensing agreements:

  • First, add Livna sources using **rpm***
  • rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-8.rpm
    
  • Next, Install kdemultimedia-extras-nonfree** using **yum**
  • yum install kdemultimedia-extras-nonfree
    

    That is it, next launch Amarok as an example and hello MP3 music! Amarok Launching Q: Hey Chris, why does the kdemultimedia-extras package end in "-nonfree" A: Good question, tough answer, the kdemultimedia-extras-nonfree package contains plug-ins which cannot be shipped by Red Hat / Fedora because the license is not LGPL. Please note the the license of the entire library is not LGPL! So of course you shouldn't install it unless you pay the owners for licensing rights.


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