[CentOS] Celebrating Centos 6.0 Day World-wide

Ljubomir Ljubojevic office at plnet.rs
Sat Jul 9 18:42:44 UTC 2011

Always Learning wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-07-09 at 20:25 +0200, Ljubomir Ljubojevic wrote:
>> Most but not all. Windows users have only mp3 music, especially if they 
>> have illegal copies like >90% of people in South East Europe. For those 
>> you need non-free codecs.
> If MP3 music 'works' (meaning it successfully plays on Centos/Gnome) why
> would additional codecs be required ?
Does it? It was not my experience on either CentOS or Fedora. MP3 codecs 
are proprietary, and are not distributed by Red Hat distro's (RHEL and 

> I'm not very knowledgeable about codecs, which I assume are the audio
> equivalent of printer drivers. I understand "yum install gstreamer*"
> adds the legal and the 'bad' codecs which makes unplayable music
> playable in Centos/Gnome.
As far as I know there is no codec in base repo that can play MP3 files. 
  Not with Gstreamer nor with Xine.


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