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Non-free plugins for GStreamer

by jpmahowald last modified May 23, 2012 06:46 PM
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GStreamer is a multimedia framework used by many media players including rhythmbox, banshee, totem, listen, exaile and others. Due to legal issues support for various non-free formats , including mp3 files, aren't included with GStreamer by default. You can add support for mp3 and other formats by installing an add-on package from the third party repository below.

Applicable to Fedora Versions

  • Fedora 10+


This assumes you have a working Fedora installation and that you have configured yum to use the RPMFusion repositories.

Doing the Work

  1. Install GStreamer plugins:
  2. yum install gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg


How to test

Play a media file in a restricted format in a GStreamer powered player, for example a mp3 file.

More Information

A list of GStreamer powered applications is available at
Some of these are packaged for Fedora.


We test this stuff on our own machines, really we do. But you may run into problems, if you do, come to #fedora on

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