Installing Windows True Type Fonts, Win32 Codecs and libdvdcss2 in Fedora

If you want to intereact with the real world, there are a few things that will make this interaction nicer in Fedora, they are:

  • Windows Fonts: to be able to read and create documents using those fonts
  • Windows Codecs: to be able to play media encoded using those codecs
  • Libdvdcss2: to be able to play just about any commercial movie

Installing Windows TrueType fonts

mkdir /video/support/software/msfonts
cd /video/support/software/msfonts
wget corefonts.sourceforge.net/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
yum -y install rpm-build cabextract ttmkfdir
rpmbuild -bb msttcorefonts-2.0-1.spec
rpm -ivh /root/rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/msttcorefonts-2.0-1.noarch.rpm --nodeps

Installing Win32-Codecs

mkdir /video/support/software/win32codecs
cd /video/support/software/win32codecs
wget www.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20110131.tar.bz2
tar xfvj all-20110131.tar.bz2
mkdir /usr/lib/codecs/
cp all-20110131/* /usr/lib/codecs/
ln -s /usr/lib/codecs/ /usr/lib/win32

Installing libdvdcss2

yum install wget
mkdir /video/support/software/libdvdcss2
cd /video/support/software/libdvdcss2
wget dl.atrpms.net/f17-i386/atrpms/stable/libdvdcss2-1.2.11-6.fc17.i686.rpm
rpm -ivh libdvdcss2-1.2.11-6.fc17.i686.rpm

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