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    I like SuSE, I even got certified as admin of it.. but i'm going crazy every time when i want to watch some video. It's more easy to install and maintain some services then make suse play video. I'm going crazy when every player says to me that it doesn't contain any codecs and than I can't find any clear answer where to find them... I heard i'ts all about licensing.. So, why doesn't Ubuntu havn't any problem to play my mp4 and other video formats just from the box?
    My case is regular.. No way to play mp4 in totem,banshee,xine.. no h264 decoder. Where can I get this one?

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    I don't know about Ubuntu but I'm pretty sure you had to add at least one addition ppa to get the ability to play restricted codecs

    Install the Pacman repo and get all your media apps from there Restricted formats/11.4 - openSUSE Community Wiki
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    Quote Originally Posted by google01103 View Post
    I don't know about Ubuntu but I'm pretty sure you had to add at least one addition ppa to get the ability to play restricted codecs

    Install the Pacman repo and get all your media apps from there Restricted formats/11.4 - openSUSE Community Wiki
    Thanks dude! The link to restricted formats you gave me is all I need!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toldforc View Post
    Thanks dude! The link to restricted formats you gave me is all I need!
    There is one codec missing, the H264 from Quicktime, where do I get that for Totem? I like Totem and I hopefully will not need VLC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Thanks man,, but it would not hurt to have them pre-installed or at least optional. Anyway Suse is so fair ^^ and Ubuntu is not .
    How about H264 for Totem, certain mp4s that have such an origin Totem can't play.

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    Default Re: gettin sick about video players and codecs in suse

    why not just try mplayer / smplayer?
    It'll play almost anything you throw at it.

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