Fedora is one of the widely used Linux distro for desktop. It offers good experience to the users and provides lots of new features.
Once can watch video, listen to audio and use audio/video software's too. In case if your Fedora is unable to play audio/video then it might be an issue with the audio/video codecs.
To install the video and audio plugins/codecs on Fedora 18:
1) Install and enable the RPM Fusion repositories
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wget http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-18.noarch.rpm rpm -ivh rpmfusion-free-release-18.noarch.rpm wget http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-18.noarch.rpm rpm -ivh rpmfusion-nonfree-release-18.noarch.rpm
2) Install the plugins/codecs
su -c 'yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg vlc'
3) Restart the machine (not required but worked in my case)
Note: The plugins are also available HERE for download.