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    Default How to play m4v in SUSE 11

    Is there anyway to play m4v files with picture and sound in SUSE 11? Thanks for any help.

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    Default Re: How to play m4v in SUSE 11

    vlc should do it, unless it's DRM rubbish
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    Default Re: How to play m4v in SUSE 11

    I like that. "DRM rubbish", heh, heh.
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    Default Re: How to play m4v in SUSE 11

    I don't think any of them are DRM. I downloaded them with Miro. Two are from Hidden-Universe-HDNASA-s-Spitzer-Space-Telescope and one is from Hubblecast. I can hear them but I can't see a picture. I had the same problem with Mandriva so I switched to Linux Mint. Mint doesn't have a problem playing m4v. PCLOS plays them too. The problem is I like SUSE better than Mint, PCLOS and Mandriva but SUSE doesn't have as much out-of-the-box multimedia stuff and so takes a lot more setting up to make it a full multimedia desktop. VLC only does so much without the right codecs.

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    Default Re: How to play m4v in SUSE 11

    set up your multi media properly
    Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE Forums

    Packman is your main repo for this.

    Try changing the settings in the video player to X11 output
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    Default Re: How to play m4v in SUSE 11

    Right, that worked. Ta very much mate.

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    Default Re: How to play m4v in SUSE 11

    great stuff. well done!
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    Default Re: How to play m4v in SUSE 11

    Quote Originally Posted by hotpizza
    Caf4926 I hope you don't mind if I ask you a question. I've tried more than 20 different distros since last year. Every distro seems to be lacking in some way. With Linux Mint it' the fact it's based on Ubuntu. With PCLOS it's the fact it's based on Mandriva. With Mandriva it's the fact that it's Mandriva.

    With SUSE it doesn't have as much out-of-the-box multimedia stuff so I have to set up as much or more than I do with Ubuntu. SUSE doesn't see and setup my other 2 hard drives and USB floppy drive and I can't find an easy way to set up the 2 other hard drives and USB floppy drive.

    When I try a distro I ask myself if I'm will to do all the wok of setting up everything again if I have to reinstall the distro. Mint takes the least work and Ubuntu and SUSE take the most work. Debian is a nightmare though. Debian sends me right doolally.

    So, the question is with all the different distros out there why do you use SUSE? I must say I like SUSE very much but it's short comings make me want to stay with Linux Mint.

    N.B. Because SUSE uses KDE 4 I can't use Krusader. Mint 5 still uses KDE 3.. Krusader is a life saver for anyone that doesn't want to use the CLI to change permissions.
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    Why do I use Suse.?

    Well it does everything I want, it was traditionally kde, though gnome feature highly too now. It has plenty of community support, not just in the forum but maintainers and packagers like Packman. I have tried all the distros you mention. PCLOS is great but support I would question. Mint is just a rework of Ubuntu, but when I tried it is awsome. Mandriva too excellent and kde!
    You didn't mention Fedora, I have used that in the past too, back at F7.

    Multi-media does not come out of the box with Suse, but it is no problem to get it going. My advice would be don't get down, stick with the distro you most like, work at it. If you keep switching you never become familiar enough with one to have a good understanding and grasp of it.
    Krusader is available in the kde4 repo. But you may have to use Factory

    KDE4 Factory:

    Desktop:
    Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:/Desktop/openSUSE_11.0

    Extra:
    Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:/Extra-Apps/openSUSE_11.0

    Community:
    Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.0_KDE4_Factory_Desktop

    QT:
    Index of /repositories/KDE:/Qt/openSUSE_11.0
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    Default Re: How to play m4v in SUSE 11

    Right. I had a cogitate and I decided I'll wait until 11.1 is finished. With 11 I'd have to set up the 2 other internal hard drives I have and install most of the multimedia stuff I need because it's not installed out of the box (not even from the DVD). I changed the resolution to 1280 x 1024 and the desktop moved to the left about an inch and although I used the controls in the driver software to move it to the right it doesn't stay where I tried to put it.


    SUSE KDE has great menus, lots of diagnostic stuff, a very professional look, but it doesn't have automounting like Mandriva, tons of multimedia out of the box and an easy way to set up automounting like Mint KDE does.


    SUSE is a strange mix of some of the most advanced things I've seen in any Linux distro but it has some glaring weaknesses for a first time user that I'd only expect to find in Slackware or Debian.



    Even the ubiquitous Ubuntu provides a more even experience for a first time user. I don't understand how SUSE became so uneven in the features and tools it provides it's users. It takes one from the heights of OSX to the most intense CLI depths of Linux geekdom. SUSE is a roller coaster ride for a newbie to Linux.


    At the end of the day though none of that matters one wit. SUSE is an excellent distro despite it's glaring faults, which are few in number. I'm very grateful so many people around the world donate so much of their time and knowledge to create and maintain Linux distros, never expecting any monetary remuneration for their considerable, seemingly never ending efforts. Well done! Jolly good! Cheers!

    Or alternatively, perhaps I'm just having a bad week!

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    Default Re: How to play m4v in SUSE 11

    Quote Originally Posted by hotpizza View Post
    SUSE KDE has great menus, lots of diagnostic stuff, a very professional look, but it doesn't have automounting like Mandriva, tons of multimedia out of the box and an easy way to set up automounting like Mint KDE does.
    Don't know what Mint or Mandrive offer, but cd/dvd's should be automounted as well as USB sticks.

    I always got my multimedia needs covered after installing fluendo for mp3's and SMPlayer for all videos (and I do watch tons of vids). The MPlayer firefox plugin and Mplayer-Thumbs addon for Dolphin are nice to.
    Special effects <- KDE 4.2 Showing off
    More KDE -> PINK KDE

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