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    Angry Codecs in 13.1

    Here's the deal:I've used linux since the 80's.I really liked 12.1 but had an SLI video config based on the Nvidia 7600 chipset.At that time(using 12.1),I had numerous issues with video, display, configs, etc.However, I could get ALL my videos, audio,etc., to run nicely, everything.DVD's, avi's, mpg's mp3's, and so on.For 13.1, I removed one of the SLI cards as it was starting to malfunction, and my rig is ultra-stable-EVEN in Windoze!
    NOW, however,I can't even play an H.264 file,barely can watch online videos and forget ANY a/v file, I've done everything twice to make my videos play, I can barely listen to mp3's.What gives.ALL the software works, packages work great, scripts run great sudo works now,everything EXCEPT videos!This is ****, can SOMEONE figure this out?It negates the ENTIRE purpose of open source if I can't author and play ANYTHING that's considered multimedia.I f'ing HATE MS Windoze, please, I don't want to use that virus/malware encrusted ****, please.I've installed EVERY codec I can find,used alternate yast packages, everything.
    Can ANYONE address this?
    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Codecs in 13.1

    On 2014-01-10 14:36, Htos1 wrote:
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    > I've installed EVERY codec
    > I can find,used alternate yast packages, everything.


    Looking at the stickies at
    http://forums.opensuse.org/forumdisp...670-Multimedia

    and

    http://opensuse-community.org/

    there are several guides on how to install multimedia packages. Which
    one did you follow?

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    Default Re: Codecs in 13.1

    Robin,
    I did visit your links previously,even found alternate codec packages that stated they would work-no dice.Logged into root,just to be sure-still nothing.I truly love opensuse, it's my fav distro, but I don't understand the drum tight adherence to MPAA(who is definitely behind this-my >30 years in broadcasting is causing my spidey senses to tingle) "dictates".I will try again and see what happens.I'm really trying to leave MS for good,although I've had to break down and use XP64 for some a/v work due to time constraints.It sure gobbles down resources even when stripped down to nothing(even networking removed).Thank you for your response.

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    Please show your repo list:
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    If you have both the Packman and the VLC repo added, this can lead to problems like yours.

    Also please tell which programs you are trying to use to play videos/mp3s. For VLC you need the package "vlc-codecs" f.e.

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    Default Re: Codecs in 13.1

    I prefer to use Totem w/Gstreamer plugins for all multimedia playback, I don't use the VLC app with any of my os's.I like Audacity for simple audio production.I'll post the repo list when I'm back at the work station.Thanks.

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    Default Re: Codecs in 13.1

    On 2014-01-10 19:56, Htos1 wrote:
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    > I prefer to use Totem w/Gstreamer plugins for all multimedia playback, I
    > don't use the VLC app with any of my os's.I like Audacity for simple
    > audio production.I'll post the repo list when I'm back at the work
    > station.Thanks.


    Well, you should try several programs capable of multimedia playback
    before saying that "it does not work". And if some work and some don't
    (I don't care you do not like some programs, do try all of them,
    please), please say which work and which don't, so that we can give
    better advice.

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    Default Re: Codecs in 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Htos1 View Post
    I prefer to use Totem w/Gstreamer plugins for all multimedia playback, I don't use the VLC app with any of my os's.I like Audacity for simple audio production.I'll post the repo list when I'm back at the work station.Thanks.
    Stick to packman and the official repoes (-oss, non-oss and updates) until you have set up your multimedia stuff properly, too many repositories may quickly lead to version mix-up etc. Totem uses Gstreamer 1.x so try install these gstreamer-plugins packages: ...bad-orig-addon, ...ugly-orig-addon, ...good-extra, ...libav. It all depends on the audio/video format you use but I believe these packages, with additional dependency packages, will provide most of the codecs you need.

    BTW, it is a 'missing codec' error you receive?

    PS
    I suggest you also remove the various gstreamer fluendo mp3 packages, you don't need them.
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    Default Re: Codecs in 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Please show your repo list:
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    If you have both the Packman and the VLC repo added, this can lead to problems like yours.

    Also please tell which programs you are trying to use to play videos/mp3s. For VLC you need the package "vlc-codecs" f.e.
    This is the output:

    # | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service
    ---+---------------------------+------------------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
    1 | Packman Repository | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/packman/suse/openSUSE_13.1 |
    2 | libdvdcss repository | libdvdcss repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/13.1/ |
    3 | nVidia Graphics Drivers | nVidia Graphics Drivers | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/13.1/ |
    4 | openSUSE-13.1-1.10 | openSUSE-13.1-1.10 | Yes | No | 99 | yast2 | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-HL-DT-ST_BD-RE_BH14NS40_K81C6RF1225,/dev/sr0 |
    5 | repo-debug | openSUSE-13.1-Debug | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/d...13.1/repo/oss/ |
    6 | repo-debug-update | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Debug | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/13.1/ |
    7 | repo-debug-update-non-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Debug-Non-Oss | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/13.1-non-oss/ |
    8 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib.../repo/non-oss/ |
    9 | repo-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...13.1/repo/oss/ |
    10 | repo-source | openSUSE-13.1-Source | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/source/...13.1/repo/oss/ |
    11 | repo-update | openSUSE-13.1-Update | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.1/ |
    12 | repo-update-non-oss | openSUSE-13.1-Update-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.1-non-oss/

    I only want to use totem w/Gstreamer add-ons

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    Default Re: Codecs in 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by F_Sauce View Post
    Stick to packman and the official repoes (-oss, non-oss and updates) until you have set up your multimedia stuff properly, too many repositories may quickly lead to version mix-up etc. Totem uses Gstreamer 1.x so try install these gstreamer-plugins packages: ...bad-orig-addon, ...ugly-orig-addon, ...good-extra, ...libav. It all depends on the audio/video format you use but I believe these packages, with additional dependency packages, will provide most of the codecs you need.

    BTW, it is a 'missing codec' error you receive?

    PS
    I suggest you also remove the various gstreamer fluendo mp3 packages, you don't need them.
    I do show those Gstreamer add-ons installed but no playback of any video formats, weird that they all worked fine in ver.12.x, on the same hardware platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F_Sauce View Post
    I suggest you also remove the various gstreamer fluendo mp3 packages, you don't need them.
    That's not necessary.

    But try to switch all packages to the packman versions.
    Either run:
    Code:
    sudo zypper dup --from 1
    or do it in YaST:
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Vendor_ch..._Vendor_change
    This should also help with audacity.

    If that doesn't help, try to recreate the gstreamer plugins cache:
    - delete the directory ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0/
    - run "gst-inspect-1.0" (you may have to install "gstreamer-utils" first)

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