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    Hi
    I've installed opensuse 11 in the past, and installed the codecs-kde.ymp file from the site, and i was always able to play my media. I've just installed Opensuse11 again for the first time in quite a while, and done the same thing as i use to... and i can't get .flv files to play at all...........

    I installed the codecs-kde.ymp package over and over again, reset, try to play my .flv video file, and it just keeps asking me to be directed to the site to get the codecs again........

    I even download "ffmpeg" from the repo, and i still can't play .flv files.
    Any ideas?
    thanx in advance.
    ps... i also download vlc player, and not even vlc will let me play my flash video files, from what i remember... vlc is suppose to be able to handle these files, it always use to.. but nope. not even kaffeine will work.

    thanx... ?????????????????????

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    Default Re: can't play .flv files???

    Make sure all your multi-media packages are Packman
    Only libdvdcss will be from vlc

    I can't say I have tried .flv (flash) files.
    There is a stand alone flash player in suse 11, have you tried that.
    oldcpu may come in on this: he's the guru

    check here: FLV - openSUSE Forums
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    i just found an error with libxine in yast.

    libxine1-1.1.15-0.pm.1.i686 obsoletes xine-lib provided by xine-lib-1.1.12-8.1.i586

    [ ] replacement of xine-lib-1.1.12-8.1.i586 with libxine1-1.1.15-0.pm.1.i686
    [ ] do not install libxine1-1.1.15-0.pm.1.i686

    I wonder if that is why i can't play .flv files.
    i have tried the conflict resolution and it doesn't work.

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    Check you have libdvdcss installed form VLC
    then disable VLC repo
    now use Yast software management
    and update Packman

    check the thread I quoted earlier
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaddy View Post
    i can't get .flv files to play at all...........

    I installed the codecs-kde.ymp package over and over again, reset, try to play my .flv video file, and it just keeps asking me to be directed to the site to get the codecs again........

    I even download "ffmpeg" from the repo, and i still can't play .flv files.
    Any ideas?
    thanx in advance.
    ps... i also download vlc player, and not even vlc will let me play my flash video files, from what i remember... vlc is suppose to be able to handle these files, it always use to.. but nope. not even kaffeine will work.
    Well done with your efforts thus far! Sorry to read you were not successful.

    Typically, the flash videos I see have FLV1 or VP6F as their video codec, and mp3 as their audio codec. I recommend as a starter, that you install "flash-player".

    Reference vlc and libffmpeg, as you note, together they should play the flash video for you. But note there are two packagers that provide both of these (videolan and packman), and their versions are currently not compatible with each other. My recommendation is you stick to the vlc version and the libffmpeg version, that are packaged by packman and avoid the videolan packaged version (for now until this incompatibility is addressed). Reference your kaffeine, it is possible it was set to use the xine sound engine, and you may have had the Novell/SuSE-GmbH packaged xine-lib installed, which is crippled for all proprietary codecs, where FLV1, VP6F and mp3 are proprietary. Therefore I recommend you remove the Novell/SuSE-GmbH packaged xine-lib and replace it with the Packman packaged libxine1.

    Immediately after I install an openSUSE (assuming I have internet) the very first thing I do is setup my Software Package Manager repositories with 4 and only 4 repositories (repos) so as to make the installation of software very very fast and very user friendly. The 4 that I add are OSS, Non-OSS, Update and Packman. Just those 4. No others. You can add others only once you know better the risks (such as incompatibilities between packagers - ie the videolan / packman incompatibility example). To setup those 4 repositories please follow the very brief and very simple instructions here:
    Repositories/11.0 - openSUSE-Community
    ... and then add only the 4 that I mentioned. If you added others, I recommend you remove them until at least you sort out your multimedia.

    Now once that is setup, you should find it easy to update.

    If you are still puzzled on this, and need more guidance, please provide a list of exactly what versions of some multimedia apps you have installed. ie please provide output of copy and pasting the following into a gnome-terminal or konsole:
    Code:
    rpm -qa | grep layer && rpm -q libffmpeg0 vlc kaffeine libxine1 xine-ui w32codec-all
    I assume also, your basic sound works? You can test that basic sound by copy and pasting the following sound test into a gnome-terminal or konsole:
    Code:
    speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaddy View Post
    i just found an error with libxine in yast.

    libxine1-1.1.15-0.pm.1.i686 obsoletes xine-lib provided by xine-lib-1.1.12-8.1.i586

    [ ] replacement of xine-lib-1.1.12-8.1.i586 with libxine1-1.1.15-0.pm.1.i686
    [ ] do not install libxine1-1.1.15-0.pm.1.i686

    I wonder if that is why i can't play .flv files.
    i have tried the conflict resolution and it doesn't work.
    Assuming your repositories are setup properly, select xine-lib for removal, and at the same time install libxine1.

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    Ok.. i have done all that was suggested.
    except 1 thing... I am not able to install libxine1 from the repo. It won't let me, it comes back with the error i mentioned earlier. I will try and get that file from the build service or rpmsearch, install it and see how i go........
    let you know what happened soon
    thanx for ur help by the way...

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    ahhhh
    fixed it.

    for some reason, the package xine-lib was conflicting with the package that i needed, thats why it wouldn't let me install it :s
    i deleted xine-lib, then i was able to install the package that i needed. Now .flv files play as normal

    strange....
    but atleast its fixed now
    thanx anyways

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    Although... vlc still won't play the .flv files... and i prefer to use vlc over kaffeine...
    any ideas on how to get vlc to play .flv files anyone? usually it plays them by default :s

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaddy View Post
    Although... vlc still won't play the .flv files... and i prefer to use vlc over kaffeine...
    any ideas on how to get vlc to play .flv files anyone? usually it plays them by default :s
    Yes, ... its as I posted ...

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Reference vlc and libffmpeg, as you note, together they should play the flash video for you. But note there are two packagers that provide both of these (videolan and packman), and their versions are currently not compatible with each other. My recommendation is you stick to the vlc version and the libffmpeg version, that are packaged by packman and avoid the videolan packaged version (for now until this incompatibility is addressed).
    To fix it, I recommend you setup your repos as I noted:
    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Immediately after I install an openSUSE (assuming I have internet) the very first thing I do is setup my Software Package Manager repositories with 4 and only 4 repositories (repos) so as to make the installation of software very very fast and very user friendly. The 4 that I add are OSS, Non-OSS, Update and Packman. Just those 4. No others. You can add others only once you know better the risks (such as incompatibilities between packagers - ie the videolan / packman incompatibility example). To setup those 4 repositories please follow the very brief and very simple instructions here:
    Repositories/11.0 - openSUSE-Community
    ... and then add only the 4 that I mentioned. If you added others, I recommend you remove them until at least you sort out your multimedia.
    Then select the packman packaged vlc for install and the packman packaged libffmpeg0 for install.

    The odds are you have one videolan and one packman and they are not compatible.

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