Playing MP3 on Fedora 23

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Fedora 23 does not ship with mp3 and many other multimedia codec for copyright issues. But there are many ways to play mp3 on fedora 23.

Required Step

This step is required if you want to follow on with this tutorial. Here we will add RPM FUSION repo you our fedora 23 installation. This also applies for fedora 22 users.

  • Run Terminal
  • And execute
su -c 'dnf install$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm'

This will add both the free and the nonfree RPM FUSION repository. Just copy and paste this to the terminal window. Press “Shift+CTRL+V” to paste on the Terminal


Rythmbox is likely to be installed by default. If not installed then you can install it very easily.

sudo dnf install rhythmbox

The default installation of rhythmbox wont allow you to play mp3. To play mp3 you need to add the necessary codecs

sudo dnf install gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly

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Amarok is the default audio player for KDE. It can also be installed on Gnome.

sudo dnf install amarok phonon-backend-gstreamer

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Audacious is a winamp like audio player.

sudo dnf install audacious audacious-plugins

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XMMS is another winamp like audio player. And its one of my favourite. Its better than audacious in my view.

sudo dnf install xmms xmms-mp3

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VLC player

VLC player is the best video and audio player for linux. It is capable of playing almost every video and audio format.

sudo dnf install vlc

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If you did not find your favorite player or you want us to include a player please leave a comment.

1 Comment

dextre · April 11, 2016 at 5:09 am

hello friend please how can I update audacious because when i installed it, audacious was in 3.6 and now it’s in 3.7 version. how can I update just one program.

thank you for your help
greatiings from Lima Perú

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