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Frank Murphy 04-06-2012 01:45 PM

Complete download disc for my Laptop
 
On 06/04/12 13:57, John Kearney wrote:

I am in need of securing a complete Fedora 16 disc with all neccsary for
pictures, videos, and music play and storage. Where can I go.




You can try:
Use a release Fedora Live CD,
of whichever flavour you like:
https://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora

Pleas *don't* click on Alpha.
I surmise from this email,
you are new to Fedora and possibly Linux.

If you are living somewhere that doesn't dignify
software patents. You can use a utility like
autoplus, fedorautils, easylife to add the extra functionality.

If you live somewhere software patents are seen as legitimate.
Go to http://www.fluendo.com/ and purchase, whatever functionality
required to cover thy posterior in legal paper trail.





--
Regards,
Frank
"Jack of all, fubars"
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Pat Swayne 04-06-2012 01:53 PM

Complete download disc for my Laptop
 
The main problem with Fedora (or any other distro) and laptops is
support for the video. If it supports your video, then everything else
will work fine.

Go to this site:
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#formats
And download the appropriate DVD image (32 or 64 bit), burn it to a DVD,
and try installing it on your laptop.

And if it works, there will be software in the package that plays MP3's.
-- Pat
ps. I have Fedora running on an older Dell notebook. That particular
notebook has a changeable video card, and I had to take out the original
card an put in a Nvidia card to get it to work.


On 4/6/2012 8:57 AM, John Kearney wrote:
I am in need of securing a complete Fedora 16 disc with all neccsary
for pictures, videos, and music play and storage. Where can I go.


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Frank Murphy 04-06-2012 02:00 PM

Complete download disc for my Laptop
 
On 06/04/12 14:53, Pat Swayne wrote:


And if it works, there will be software in the package that plays MP3's.
-- Pat


Fedora included software, doesn't play mp3 by default.
Not as yet.
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Forbidden_items#MP3_Support
"
MP3 encoding and decoding support is not included in any Fedora
application because MP3 is heavily patented in several regions including
the United States"


LiveCD, is the better option to check video,
before borking an install.


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Frank
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Thomas Dodd 04-06-2012 02:20 PM

Complete download disc for my Laptop
 
________________________________
> From: Chris Schumann <chris.schumann@gmail.com>
>
>On Fri, 2012-04-06 at 08:57 -0400, John Kearney wrote:
>> I am in need of securing a complete Fedora 16 disc with all neccsary
>> for pictures, videos, and music play and storage. Where can I go.
>Hi John,
>
>You will not find such a beast in any official Fedora release. Just for
>one example: MP3 files cannot be played with any stock Fedora code, as
>the software is encumbered with patents. Other audio and video formats
>are likewise prohibited by Fedora's own policies from being included.


To be clear, many formats are included. Like FLAC, OGG Vorbis, and WAV audio.
many image formats, and several video formats.


I don't know where to find a full list of supported formats though.

-Thomas

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Pat Swayne 04-06-2012 02:57 PM

Complete download disc for my Laptop
 
True enough, but just by installing Fedora, you get access to a lot of
repositories of software out there, and there is software for playing
MP3's. It didn't take me long at all to get them playing on my notebook.


On 4/6/2012 10:00 AM, Frank Murphy wrote:

On 06/04/12 14:53, Pat Swayne wrote:


And if it works, there will be software in the package that plays MP3's.
-- Pat


Fedora included software, doesn't play mp3 by default.
Not as yet.
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Forbidden_items#MP3_Support
"
MP3 encoding and decoding support is not included in any Fedora
application because MP3 is heavily patented in several regions
including the United States"


LiveCD, is the better option to check video,
before borking an install.




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Frank Murphy 04-06-2012 03:02 PM

Complete download disc for my Laptop
 
On 06/04/12 15:57, Pat Swayne wrote:

True enough, but just by installing Fedora, you get access to a lot of
repositories of software out there,


Again not by default.
Hence my advice to the op,
regarding Utilities (Pointy, Clicky)
vz Licenced sw.


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Chris Schumann 04-06-2012 05:51 PM

Complete download disc for my Laptop
 
On Fri, 2012-04-06 at 10:57 -0400, Pat Swayne wrote:
> True enough, but just by installing Fedora, you get access to a lot of
> repositories of software out there, and there is software for playing
> MP3's. It didn't take me long at all to get them playing on my notebook.

Since the OP asked about "complete download disc", I assumed downloads
after the install were either impossible, or nice to avoid.

Yeah, plenty of ways to get that all working with downloads after the
install. None that I know of on one disc. Perhaps Mythdora?

Chris


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