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    What are the best repos. for multimedia sofware for opensuse 13.1 and the big question is how do you guys find these repos (from were do you know abou them how do you know they can be trusted....) ?
    I am interested in codecs, vlc... stuff like that.

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    Packman of course. That's _the_ multimedia repo for openSUSE.
    It is listed in YaST's Community repos list, just enter YaST->Software Repositories, click on "Add" and select "Community Repositories".

    How I came to know about it I don't really remember exactly, as that was about 10 years ago.
    I think I was searching the Internet for certain multimedia packages...

    About trust, they use a public OBS instance now for quite a while, so you can inspect the packages yourself if you want to:
    http://pmbs.links2linux.de/

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    The various third-party repositories, including Packman, are documented in the openSUSE Wiki under "Additional package repositories", specifically at this page: http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_package_repositories

    It's not obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielmihaistoian View Post
    ... and the big question is how do you guys find these repos (from were do you know abou them how do you know they can be trusted....) ?
    Read the sticky threads at the very top of the Multimedia Forum you just started this thread in.
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    On Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:06:02 +0000, consused wrote:

    > The various third-party repositories, including Packman, are documented
    > in the openSUSE Wiki under "Additional package repositories",
    > specifically at this page:
    > http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_package_repositories
    >
    > It's not obvious.


    Unless, of course, you go into YaST and add a community repository - as I
    recall, Packman is listed in the list of community repos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:06:02 +0000, consused wrote:

    > The various third-party repositories, including Packman, are documented
    > in the openSUSE Wiki under "Additional package repositories",
    > specifically at this page:
    > http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_package_repositories
    >
    > It's not obvious.


    Unless, of course, you go into YaST and add a community repository - as I
    recall, Packman is listed in the list of community repos.
    However, that doesn't provide for:

    1. A new user who might not recall much, especially not YaST > Software Repositories - Click "Add" > Media Type - Select "community repos" > List of Online Repositories - Select "Packman Repository", etc.
    2. You end up with the complete Packman repo containg much more than just Multimedia.
    3. If you then perform the YaST SM "Switch packages" to Packman repo, you end up switching more packages than you bargained for.
    4. Wiki linked from my post to "Additional repositories" page contains details for optional Packman repos e.g. Essential, and Multimedia repos only.

    As I said, in answer to the OP's question, it's not obvious.
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    On Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:16:01 +0000, consused wrote:

    > hendersj;2636081 Wrote:
    >> On Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:06:02 +0000, consused wrote:
    >>
    >> > The various third-party repositories, including Packman, are

    >> documented
    >> > in the openSUSE Wiki under "Additional package repositories",
    >> > specifically at this page:
    >> > http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_package_repositories
    >> >
    >> > It's not obvious.

    >>
    >> Unless, of course, you go into YaST and add a community repository - as
    >> I
    >> recall, Packman is listed in the list of community repos.

    > However, that doesn't provide for:
    >
    >
    > - A new user who might not recall much, especially not YaST > Software
    > Repositories - Click "Add" > Media Type - Select "community repos" >
    > List of Online Repositories - Select "Packman Repository", etc.
    > - You end up with the complete Packman repo containg much more than
    > just Multimedia.
    > - If you then perform the YaST SM "Switch packages" to Packman repo,
    > you end up switching more packages than you bargained for.
    > - Wiki linked from my post to "Additional repositories" page contains
    > details for optional Packman repos e.g. Essential, and Multimedia
    > repos only.
    >
    > As I said, in answer to the OP's question, it's not obvious.


    Fair point. It's easy for an experienced user to forget what it was
    like to be a new user.

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