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Fedora Multimedia Installation HOWTO

Eric Steven Raymond

Revision History
Revision 1.22004-02-03Revised by: esr
Typo fixes.
Revision 1.12004-01-31Revised by: esr
Dag Wieers's repository is yum-enabled, so drop apt-get out of the picture. Add mozilla-acroread installation. Add some attack-lawyer repellant.
Revision 1.02004-01-30Revised by: esr
Initial release.

How to get various proprietary and restricted multimedia Damned Things (Flash, MP3, Java, MPEG, AVI, RealMedia, Windows Media, Adobe Acrobat) working under Fedora Core using your normal package-management tools. Includes Mozilla-plugin instructions.


Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. New versions of this document
2. Tools and Repositories
3. Security considerations and other risks
4. The multiple-repository problem
5. Software Installation
5.1. Macromedia Flash
5.2. MP3
5.3. Java
5.4. Adobe Acrobat
5.5. Local MPEG and AVI
5.6. Streaming Web audio and video
6. Other Approaches
7. License and Copyright
8. Acknowledgements