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Multimedia (MP3, MPEG-4, AVI, DiVX, etc.) support in OpenSuse 11.2 Linux

Why doesn’t OpenSuSe support MP3 ‘out of the box’?

OpenSuSe cannot include support for MP3 or DVD video playback or recording. MP3 formats are patented, and the patent holders have not provided the necessary licenses. OpenSuSe also excludes other multimedia software due to patent, copyright, or license restrictions, such as Adobe Flash Player and RealNetworks RealPlayer.

That doesn’t mean you can’t play .mp3 files in OpenSuSe , it just takes a bit of work (not much).

Follow these instructions to get mp3 and other multimedia support on your OpenSuSe 11.2.

Use "1-click" installer to install all the required Codecs pack
If you are using KDE - Download and run (execute) this
If you are using Gnome - Download and execute this
To enable DVD playback - Download and execute this
This will enable you to have:
Flash
Java
Latest Amarok (with MP3 Support) for KDE, or Helix-Banshee for GNOME users
Encrypted DVD (libdvdcss)
Extra XINE Codecs, for DivX/Xvid etc. (libxine1)
K3b with MP3 Support (k3b-codecs)
Win 32 Codecs (w32codec-all)

Multimedia Players:
Mplayer - Download and run this file.
VLC Player - Download and run this file.

And after successful installation you should be able to play any media files.


13 comments:

Graham said...

The VLC link is borked!

Anonymous said...

thank you

Nikesh Jauhari said...

VLC link is working now.

Anonymous said...

thank you very much! this is exactly what i needed.

Anonymous said...

This is broken: Enable DVD playback

Joe said...

Thanks for this!

Anonymous said...

To enable DVD playback - Download and execute

This link doesn't work!

Anonymous said...

Brilliant!
What I needed to put Amarok in order.

Anonymous said...

oh man thx, i was looking for an mp3 player for suse 11.2,it took what seemed like forever to find anything that would work this did it no prob!

Anonymous said...

I hope to try this out. Have tried the audio packages that come with the installation CD but they have failed..

gaous afrizal said...

thank you
it really help... :)

Anonymous said...

OOO thank you man sooo very very much, this is just what I needed. If you can post a good link for DVD also I will buy you a beer :)

Anonymous said...

that's great man..........

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