How to add restricted codecs support to Fedora Core 19 easily with one simple package.

Posted: July 30, 2013. At: 9:12 PM. This was 4 years ago. Post ID: 6052

The Fedora 19 Linux distribution is working very well now, I have added the restricted codecs support with the help of the Fedora Utils package available on this page: http://satya164.github.io/fedorautils/. This is a GUI utility for adding support for Xvid and MP3 on Fedora 19. You just click checkboxes to add various packages and codecs. This is the easy way to add various applications as well, such as Steam, Skype, and Google Chrome if you wish to use that browser. Adobe Flash and the aforementioned MP3 and Xvid codecs support are the main reasons that you would use this utility though. So if you want to add restricted packages to Fedora 19, then use this helpful package and you will be rewarded. Fedora 19 uses the 3.9.5 kernel and comes with Firefox 21 and MATE 1.6.1.

Like all new versions of Fedora, the /sbin, /bin and /lib directories are under the /usr directory now, only symlinks remain in the / directory to maintain proper functioning. This is what my / directory looks like on my Fedora system.

homer@neo ~$ ls -hula /
total 160K
dr-xr-xr-x.  18 root root 4.0K Jul 30 21:24 .
dr-xr-xr-x.  18 root root 4.0K Jul 30 21:24 ..
lrwxrwxrwx.   1 root root    7 Jul 29 23:34 bin -> usr/bin
dr-xr-xr-x.   3 root root 4.0K Jul 30 17:15 boot
drwxr-xr-x.  21 root root 4.2K Jul 30 20:00 dev
drwxr-xr-x. 151 root root  12K Jul 30 19:58 etc
drwxr-xr-x.   3 root root 4.0K Jul 30 17:37 home
lrwxrwxrwx.   1 root root    7 Jul 29 23:32 lib -> usr/lib
lrwxrwxrwx.   1 root root    9 Jul 29 23:33 lib64 -> usr/lib64
drwx------.   2 root root  16K Jul 29 23:28 lost+found
drwxr-xr-x.   2 root root 4.0K Jul 30 17:37 media
drwxr-xr-x.   3 root root 4.0K Jul 30 17:37 mnt
drwxr-xr-x.   3 root root 4.0K Jul 30 19:58 opt
dr-xr-xr-x. 208 root root    0 Jul 31  2013 proc
-rw-r--r--.   1 root root  87K Jul 30 18:46 .readahead
dr-xr-x---.   7 root root 4.0K Jul 30 19:41 root
drwxr-xr-x.  37 root root 1.2K Jul 30 18:45 run
lrwxrwxrwx.   1 root root    8 Jul 29 23:33 sbin -> usr/sbin
drwxr-xr-x.   2 root root 4.0K May 11 20:49 srv
dr-xr-xr-x.  13 root root    0 Jul 30 18:45 sys
drwxrwxrwt.  22 root root  480 Jul 30 19:30 tmp
drwxr-xr-x.  14 root root 4.0K Jul 30 11:05 usr
drwxr-xr-x.  20 root root 4.0K Jul 30 17:37 var

Still, the overall impression I get from this Linux distribution is very positive. give it a try and you will like it as well.

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