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  1. #1
    hotpizza NNTP User

    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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    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: How to play m4v in SUSE 11


    vlc should do it, unless it's DRM rubbish


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  3. #3
    JosipBroz NNTP User

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    I like that. "DRM rubbish", heh, heh.


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  4. #4
    hotpizza NNTP User

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    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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    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: How to play m4v in SUSE 11


    set up your multi media properly
    'Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE
    Forums' (http://tinyurl.com/6or387)

    Packman is your main repo for this.

    Try changing the settings in the video player to X11 output


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  6. #6
    hotpizza NNTP User

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    Right, that worked. Ta very much mate.


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  7. #7
    caf4926 NNTP User

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    great stuff. well done!


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    caf4926 NNTP User

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    hotpizza Wrote:
    > 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'
    (http://tinyurl.com/5mxwaf)

    Extra:
    'Index of /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Factory:/Extra-Apps/openSUSE_11.0'
    (http://tinyurl.com/5t7aof)

    Community:
    'Index of
    /repositories/KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.0_KDE4_Factory_Desktop'
    (http://tinyurl.com/65tbsr)

    QT:
    'Index of /repositories/KDE:/Qt/openSUSE_11.0'
    (http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_11.0/)


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  9. #9
    hotpizza NNTP User

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    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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  10. #10
    Axeia NNTP User

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    hotpizza;1900196 Wrote:
    >
    > 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.


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