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I installed a Fedora 18 and added rpm-fusion repositories for fedora18 and also installed all gstreamer codec such as good,ugly,bad, but i can not play videos with .mkv , .mp4, .wmv , extensions yet.

it shows this error when I play a video file:

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ofcourse i should say that .webm and .flv videos play very well and I dont want to use VLC!

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What player are you using? Installing (s)mplayer takes care of almost every format.

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I'm using gnome default video player and i want to use codecs, not VLC and others! –  Milad Sobhkhiz Feb 25 '13 at 15:16
    
Codecs are just a means to an end. They cannot be used directly to play files. –  schaiba Feb 25 '13 at 15:17
    
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. –  rahmu Feb 25 '13 at 16:25
    
The smplayer part is an answer. :) –  schaiba Feb 25 '13 at 16:26

Try something like:

yum install gstreamer-{ffmpeg,plugins-{good,ugly,bad{,-free{,-extras},-nonfree}}}

That will get you a few codecs not in your list above. You may also need the extras packages. I'm unsure what they are off the top of my head (and don't have access to a Fedora machine at the moment).

Try searching:

yum search gstreamer*extra

EDIT: I think the package I was thinking of is gstreamer-plugins-{good,ugly,bad}-free-extras. I've added it above. If it fails, remove the {,-extras}.

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yum says that latest version of these packages are installed. –  Milad Sobhkhiz Feb 25 '13 at 18:35
    
My mistake then; I setup a new Fedora 18 install a few days ago and I thought this is all I had to do. You're trying to play an un-encrypted movie right? Or are you trying to watch DVD's (in which case you also want libdvdread libdvdcss libdvdnav)? –  Sam Whited Feb 25 '13 at 18:37
    
You might also try adding ffmpeg ffmpeg-libs; I can't remember if I used those or not. As soon as I can get back to my Fedora install I'll let you know exactly what I did. –  Sam Whited Feb 25 '13 at 18:39

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