Friday, September 26, 2008

Tip: Multimedia codecs on OpenSUSE 11.0

Support for some multimedia formats isn't on the openSUSE install media because they're proprietary, patented, Restricted Formats. Some of these include MP3, MPEG-4, playing of Encrypted DVDs, etc.

To enable support for multimedia codecs on OpenSUSE 11.0 point your web browser to

If you are using the Gnome desktop environment refer to

If you prefer the KDE desktop then point to

Both links point to a '1-Click' of the codec pack. If you prefer to perform the codec pack install manually:
  • $ su
  • # zypper in ffmpeg
  • # zypper in flash-player
  • # zypper in
  • # zypper in gst-fluendo-mp3
  • # zypper in java-1_5_0-sun-plugin
  • # zypper in k3b-codecs
  • # zypper in libdvdcss
  • # zypper in libxine1
  • # zypper in w32codec-all
Now go dig into your media collection for some stuff ;-)

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