Playing wmv on Fedora 16

Oh yeah, I totally forgot to talk about playing wmv on Fedora 16because I’ve been spending all my free time waiting for Ice Cream Sandwich to be pushed to my Nexus S. Rumor is that the ota update is going to happen in March 2012. ANYWAY, if you need to play wmv files on your new Fedora 16 installation but you cant, you probably need to first add these repositories:

rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm

And then install these packages as root:

yum install gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg

Then install your favorite media player, like VLC or MPlayer or whatever.

That’s really all there is to it!

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