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  1. #1
    the1lemming NNTP User

    Default Getting codecs and media stuff


    Hello

    I have been away from this site since July and openSuse has been
    calling my name over the last few months.

    I'm managed with Ubuntu on my laptop for a month now without booting
    into XP. I have a desktop that I built myself which has Vista on it,
    but now that I've lived quite happily with Linux on my Laptop I now want
    to put it onto my big toy.

    However after playing with Suse in July I would prefere to install that
    onto my sexy desktop.

    The problem is that I am worried about the ability to watch my MP4
    movies and listen to my MP3 music.

    With my limited experience of linux, I know that these codecs are not
    included as standard so I would appreciate it if somebody could walk me
    through how to get the relevant codecs to allow me to use my divx, xvid,
    mp4, mp3 and other weird and wonderful combinations of media files.

    Cheers


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  2. #2
    ram88 NNTP User

    Default Re: Getting codecs and media stuff


    the1lemming;1903508 Wrote:
    > Hello
    >
    > I have been away from this site since July and openSuse has been
    > calling my name over the last few months.
    >
    > I'm managed with Ubuntu on my laptop for a month now without booting
    > into XP. I have a desktop that I built myself which has Vista on it,
    > but now that I've lived quite happily with Linux on my Laptop I now want
    > to put it onto my big toy.
    >
    > However after playing with Suse in July I would prefere to install that
    > onto my sexy desktop.
    >
    > The problem is that I am worried about the ability to watch my MP4
    > movies and listen to my MP3 music.
    >
    > With my limited experience of linux, I know that these codecs are not
    > included as standard so I would appreciate it if somebody could walk me
    > through how to get the relevant codecs to allow me to use my divx, xvid,
    > mp4, mp3 and other weird and wonderful combinations of media files.
    >
    > Cheers


    Hi!
    There is the link for 1-click collection: '1-click-collection -
    openSUSE-Community' (http://opensuse-community.org/1-click-collection).
    You can find a lot of useful thing here (drivers, compiz, etc.). Scroll
    down to Multimedia section, and choose codecs pack depending on your DE
    installation.


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    the1lemming NNTP User

    Default Re: Getting codecs and media stuff


    Thanks for the advice and link.

    I'm going to install opensuse some time this week and I'm looking
    forward to watching my movie collection on it.

    Cheers


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  4. #4
    walla299 NNTP User

    Default Re: Getting codecs and media stuff


    the1lemming;1903508 Wrote:
    > Hello
    > However after playing with Suse in July I would prefere to install that
    > onto my sexy desktop.
    >
    > The problem is that I am worried about the ability to watch my MP4
    > movies and listen to my MP3 music.
    >
    > Cheers


    Good advice posted above.

    Once you get OpenSuse installed and have a media file that won't play,
    check this thread:

    'Check your multimedia problem in ten steps - openSUSE Forums'
    (http://tinyurl.com/5v29xs)

    That process will help you chase down any problems with media playback.
    I'm running OpenSuse 10.3 and had some problems with the file types
    you mentioned. That thread is located here:

    'Videos Won't Play, but Sound Works - openSUSE Forums'
    (http://tinyurl.com/57hl5x)

    and shows some of the process at work, especially which package repos
    to use for multimedia.

    Cheers


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