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Beginning Fedora: From Novice to Professional by Keir Thomas, Shashank Sharma

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CHAPTER 19Movies and Multimedia

Movie playback on computers is becoming increasingly popular. Modern PCs come equipped with DVD-ROM drives, and coupled with the right software, these can play movies on DVD. In addition, many web sites feature streaming movie clips or offer them for download.

Fedora provides support for movie playback, but as with audio support, you'll need to install additional codecs in order to enjoy the broadest range of playback options. This chapter explains how to set up Fedora for watching videos, DVDs, and TV on your computer, as well as playing online Flash animations.

Watching Videos

You use the Totem Movie Player application to play back video under Fedora. Like the other multimedia software provided with Fedora, ...

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