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    Default Multimedia Woes - One-Click install does abosolutely nothing

    Hello All,

    I just installed SUSE 11, even though I heard multimedia was a bit of a bother because, well - I just had to try it

    However, I didn't figure on it begin *this* much of a problem.

    Banshee / Totem plays MP3's just fine - so all good there. But NONE of my XVID / MPEG4 files play.

    Now, I read about this and used the one-click installer I was directed to. It installed all the codecs, MPlayer and VLC.

    - Mplayer gives me a "error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo device)"
    - VLC plays the video, but NO sound
    - Banshee plays the sound, but NO video

    I'm really at my wits end here, and I need a hand :-)

    I'd prefer if I could watch video in Bashee, but whatever will have to do, I guess.

    Regards,

    Sren Andersen,
    Denmark

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    Default Re: Multimedia Woes - One-Click install does abosolutely not

    Quote Originally Posted by Fafnr View Post
    - Mplayer gives me a "error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo device)"
    - VLC plays the video, but NO sound
    - Banshee plays the sound, but NO video ....... But NONE of my XVID / MPEG4 files play
    Sorry to read about your problem. Did you install xvid? mpeg4ip ? How about w32codec-all ?

    Also, note you can go here:
    PackMan :: Main page
    and use the quick search function in the upper left of the page to get a flavour as to the codecs and stuff that are available for Linux.

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    I installed everything via the 1-click thing (using "Customize", I think it was called).
    I've now installed PackMan :: Informationen zum Paket xvid and PackMan :: Informationen zum Paket mpeg4ip (both) to no avail. (Though I have not rebooted / logged out yet).

    The installs also seem... Strange. While installing the MPEG4 one, it took 10-15 mins, and I had to download and install everything from some X.org stuff to LDAP and Sambda!?

    Oh, and Totem still tells med XVID / MPEG4 is not installed...

    Regards,

    Sren

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    Default Re: Multimedia Woes - One-Click install does abosolutely not

    Quote Originally Posted by Fafnr View Post
    How about w32codec-all ?

    Can you post somewhere a sample of this video clip that is giving you problems so I can check it out?

    Have you installed the packman packaged libxine1 and xine-ui ?

    Also, I recommend you try to grow out of the "one-click-install" crutch, and use software management software directly that gives you more control over what you are doing. ie. Setup your repositories and use YaST, zypper or even smart software package manager.

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    Hello,

    I used the One-Click installer and installed *everything* from there - including w32codec-all, and the xine stuff. Though if what you mentioned is not in this pack - then no, I have not installed it

    I then manualle tried the links I previously posted, downloaded the RPM's, and just ran them and told them to install...

    As far as the file goes, I think the easiest would be to for instance try:
    Gametrailers.com - Call of Duty: World At War - Full Length Debut Trailer
    (download -> MP4 for iPod) and try to run it. It gives me:
    Requires the following decoders:
    MPEG-4 Video Decoder
    MPEG-4 AAC Decoder

    Regards,

    Sren

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    Default Re: Multimedia Woes - One-Click install does abosolutely not

    Just checked (by downloading and trying to install) and both
    libxine1 and xine-ui are installed.

    Regards,

    Sren

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    Default Re: Multimedia Woes - One-Click install does abosolutely not

    Quote Originally Posted by Fafnr View Post
    I used the One-Click installer and installed *everything* from there - including w32codec-all, and the xine stuff.
    Ensure you have the packman packaged xine and not the crippled Novell/SuSE GmbH xine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fafnr View Post
    As far as the file goes, I think the easiest would be to for instance try: Gametrailers.com - Call of Duty: World At War - Full Length Debut Trailer (download -> MP4 for iPod) and try to run it. It gives me:
    Requires the following decoders:
    MPEG-4 Video Decoder
    MPEG-4 AAC Decoder
    I downloaded the video in all 3 formats: mp4, wmv and mov. They all played successfully on both my 10.3 and 11.0 openSUSE with xine-ui, vlc, smplayer, and ffplayer.

    Maybe try installing libffmpeg0.

    It puzzles me that you can't get this to work ... I spent less than 30 minutes setting up my multimedia after my openSUSE install. ... but then I don't use the "one-click" stuff. I simply add my repositories (packman and the openSUSE OSS, NON-OSS and Update), selected the 3 apps I wanted (vlc, smplayer, xine-ui) and my software package manager handled the remainder for me. Thats all I had to do. It was that simple and that fast.

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    So, I just reinstalled SUSE 11. Installed smplayer, and it plays my files great! :-)

    This is an OK solution, but really not perfect... TBH, I would have preferred to be able to play my files in Banshee. (Superior playlist management!)

    What can I do to get Bashee to play this stuff? Where can I read up on what to do, if nothing else?

    Cheers,

    Sren

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