Howto Play .wmv Files on Fedora 16 / 15 / 14

This is quick guide, howto play .vmw (Windows Media Video) on Fedora 16, Fedora 15 and Fedora 14.

Howto Play .wmv Files on Fedora 16 / 15 / 14

1. Change root user


su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

3. Add RPMFusion Repositories (Free and Non-Free)

32-bit and 64-bit


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

3. Install needed packages


yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg

Note: I tested this with Totem Movie Player, MPlayer and VLC
If you don’t have Totem, MPlayer or VLC already then you could install them as follows:

Install Totem Movie Player


yum install totem

Install MPlayer


yum install mplayer

Install VLC


yum install vlc

4. Play .wmv Files

Play with Totem Movie Player


totem /path/to/windows-media-video.wmv

Play with MPlayer


mplayer /path/to/windows-media-video.wmv

Play with MPlayer


vlc /path/to/windows-media-video.wmv

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