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Chapter 8. Playing Multimedia (Music & Video)

Fedora includes several tools for viewing video and listening to audio. Access sound and video applications through the Applications > Sound & Video menu.

By default, Fedora provides four applications for audio and video:

The CD Player application is for listening to audio CDs.

Sound Juicer is an application for converting CDs to music files.

Rhythmbox is a music player with tools for organizing music, CDs, Internet radio stations, and more.

Totem Movie Player is for viewing videos.

Table 8.1. Multimedia applications

[Tip] Media formats not included by default in Fedora

Because of licensing and patent encumbrance, Fedora cannot ship with certain audio and video playing capabilities, known as codecs . An example is the MP3 codec. Refer to Section 8.6, “MP3, DVD, and Other Excluded Multimedia” for more information.

8.1. Playing Audio CDs

CD Player is the default application for playing CDs. Audio CDs begin playing automatically when the disk is inserted into the CD-ROM drive.

This program can be started independently through the menu Applications > Sound & Video > CD Player .


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