[PLUG] multimedia on openSUSE

Atanu Datta lfyedit2 at efyindia.com
Sat Aug 30 23:38:42 IST 2008

On Sat, August 30, 2008 12:14 pm, Jayant Kairi said:
> Hi friends,
> i am using opensuse11 for the last one month with kde3.5 desktop. no
> video files are playing even though i have downloaded the codecs from
> the opensuse community site and yast shows all downloaded files as
> installed. however, mp3 files and music cds are playing normally.
> can anyone guide me about what could be wrong?

For videos, you basically have to update the xine-lib version that comes
from openSUSE with libxine1 one the pacman repository. That's all it takes
to play various video formats.

Tho I recommend using mplayer, with SMPlayer as the frontend -- it's just
simply a better alternative to xine.

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