Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Fedora 15 KDE 4.6.x - Install phonon-backend-vlc for better multimedia support

If you are a Fedora KDE user who wishes to have better multimedia support, use the VLC phonon-backend!

1. Install the RPM Fusion repos - http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

su -c 'yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'

2. Install phonon-backend-vlc

su -c 'yum install phonon-backend-vlc'

3. Remove the gstreamer backend

su -c 'yum erase phonon-backend-gstreamer'

4. Reboot