View Full Version : FC5 NTFS and MP3 support...

30-04-2006, 09:49 PM
Hey People :)

Finally got around to installing Fedora Core 5 X86_64 and want to be able to read my existing NTFS partitions so I can play my music and videos and open my docs... how do I go about this?

Also I want to be able to play my media (MP3s, AVI, etc) in FC5, I have had a look and tried some things but I am unable to figure it out seing as I am a N00B to linux :p :D

Thanks for your help :)

30-04-2006, 10:48 PM
Just to get things going - this is the PM response I gave to that question:

NTFS see http://www.linux-ntfs.org/. NTFS is a complex proprietory files system so it is not a easy thing to give Linux full access to it. Some people say writing to it is fine - but I think it might still be a risky thing.

For mp3s - not a great expert in this area and I don't play them on the PC -but I do rip CDs using grip which is not now a standard part of FC5 but you can get it from http://fedoraproject.org/extras/5/i386/repodata/. (Edit: Chage that to the 64 bit one for you)

This tool creates mp3s but in the ogg format which is apparently better than mp3. I found by chance that if you change the extension from .ogg to .mps the files then play on my mp3 player. Haven't experimented beyond this.

Hope this helps.

01-05-2006, 01:13 AM
There was another post on here about NTFS support for Fedora Core 5 which I don't really feel like explaining again, so have a look at it, since it's Fedora Core specific.

For MP3s, I guess sending you to this site would help you:


Also will help you gain other things you may want too.



Graham L
01-05-2006, 01:47 PM
MP3 support might not be distributed with Fedora; Red Hat and other commercial distributors avoid the legal properties with that. ;)

At a guess, "MP3 fedora download" to Google would get you going. ;)

01-05-2006, 03:37 PM
apt-get install xmms xmms-mp3
yum -y install xmms xmms-mp3

01-05-2006, 03:46 PM
Any recent linux distro, especially something like FC5, will read NTFS. Writing to NTFS is another matter entirely. To access the NTFS partition, you will need to know where it is on the linux disk labelling scheme. If it the first partition on the disk, this should be /dev/hda1. Mount this (see man mount), navigate it with a file manager or browser, and point the mp3 player at the mp3 files.

mp3 and all other multimedia format support is a property of the client app. There a plenty of mp3 players in FC, amongst the most used is XMMS. Should be there as a default.

01-05-2006, 05:19 PM
Thanks guys :), I will try these out as soon as the HW is finished, if I have time today :waughh: