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How to enable MP3, MPEG-4, AVI, DiVX, etc. in OpenSuse 11.3 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 11.3.

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.


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