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    Angry No search results for 'mplayer'

    I'm just completely stupified : I installed opensue 12.2, configured everything...

    enabled all repositories (oss/non-oss) now I want to install mplayer:

    no search results for 'mplayer' whatsoever?!?!

    I tried to install from PackMan :: Package details for MPlayer

    and clicking on 'one click install' I see: Missing mandatory name parameter ??/



    Where do I go from here? Back to ubuntu?

    josvanr

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    Default Re: No search results for 'mplayer'

    Quote Originally Posted by josvanr View Post
    I'm just completely stupified : I installed opensue 12.2, configured everything...

    enabled all repositories (oss/non-oss) now I want to install mplayer:

    no search results for 'mplayer' whatsoever?!?!

    I tried to install from PackMan :: Package details for MPlayer

    and clicking on 'one click install' I see: Missing mandatory name parameter ??/
    mplayer is not in the official repos because of licensing issues. Just add the packman repo, or better, follow the steps for one-click multimedia:

    https://forums.opensuse.org/english/...one-click.html

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    Smile Re: No search results for 'mplayer'

    Quote Originally Posted by josvanr View Post
    I'm just completely stupified : I installed opensue 12.2, configured everything...

    enabled all repositories (oss/non-oss) now I want to install mplayer:

    no search results for 'mplayer' whatsoever?!?!

    I tried to install from PackMan :: Package details for MPlayer

    and clicking on 'one click install' I see: Missing mandatory name parameter ??/



    Where do I go from here? Back to ubuntu?

    josvanr
    Once you follow the guide to install Multimedia into openSUSE, you can check it out using the bash script mmcheck you can find here: https://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/jd...cript-file-36/

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    dd NNTP User

    Default Re: No search results for 'mplayer'

    -=WELCOME=- new poster, but why do you ask this:

    > *Where do I go from here? Back to ubuntu?


    welllll....you could do that, or you could read around some and learn
    the differences in operating procedures/techniques between the two
    'flavors'.....these will get you started:

    http://tinyurl.com/ubuntu-to-openSUSE
    http://tinyurl.com/Ubuntu-Differences

    and there is a huge wealth of information for the new-to-openSUSE folks
    found in a special section just for those new, here:
    http://tinyurl.com/32g4nmp

    in that section are two which are aimed at new folks _before_ they
    install (to head off these kinds of 'stupified' encounters) especially
    important :

    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...ease-read.html

    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/g...ease-read.html

    one of those (i don't remember which) would have given you the path to
    multimedia happiness which i see 'chief_sealth' has already given you in
    a very quick after the question posting!!

    you are, of course, free to give up and go back to Ubuntu or jump to any
    other distro--no hard feelings..

    --
    dd

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    Default Re: No search results for 'mplayer'

    thnx, that worked !! I thought that stuff was in 'non-oss' . Anyway, I'll stick to opensuse for now. Mad the switch because it has good color management ready to use....

    josvanr

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    Default Re: No search results for 'mplayer'

    Quote Originally Posted by josvanr View Post
    thnx, that worked !! I thought that stuff was in 'non-oss' .
    mplayer itself is open source. But it's pretty useless without the decoders it has for restricted formats that openSUSE can't provide for copyright reasons. We have packman for these.

    Anyway, I'll stick to opensuse for now. Mad the switch because it has good color management ready to use....
    Good to hear. I hope you enjoy the ride!

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