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16. Multimedia

Fedora Core includes applications for assorted multimedia functions, including playback, recording and editing. Additional packages are available through the Fedora Extras repository.

16.1. Multimedia Players

The default installation of Fedora Core includes Rhythmbox, Totem, and Helix Player for media playback. Many other programs are available in the Fedora Core and Fedora Extras repositories, including the popular XMMS package. Both GNOME and KDE have a selection of players that can be used with a variety of formats. Additional programs are available from third parties to handle other formats.
Fedora Core also takes full advantage of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) sound system. Many programs can play sound simultaneously, which was once difficult on Linux systems. When all multimedia software is configured to use ALSA for sound support, this limitation disappears. For more information about ALSA, visit the project website at