[PLUG] multimedia on openSUSE

Atanu Datta lfyedit2 at efyindia.com
Sun Aug 31 23:54:05 PDT 2008

On Sunday 31 August 2008 10:42:44 Jayant Kairi wrote:
> On 8/30/08, Atanu Datta <lfyedit2 at efyindia.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, August 30, 2008 12:14 pm, Jayant Kairi said:
> >> Hi friends,
> >>
> >>  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?
> >> Tho I recommend using mplayer, with SMPlayer as the frontend -- it's
> >> just
> >
> > simply a better alternative to xine.
> hi! many thanks for the reply. i have downloaded and installed the
> same things that u have mentioned, but everytime i am trying to open
> any video file it is asking for the same codecs to be installed again.

That's because, you're using the files from the openSUSE repository. They 
remove all the plug-ins that are covered by software patents from packages 
like Xine, et all. You have to get the updates from the Packman repository. 

Note that, if you follow the following URL:

it'll automatically add the packman repository to YaST. Just follow the 
onscreen instructions carefully.


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