Article: MultiMedia Checker or mmcheck - Check Your openSUSE MultiMedia Setup in Just 16 Steps

Multimedia Checker or mmcheck, is a bash script file (which is just a text
file) that has been marked executable and which was written to be run inside a
terminal session (such as GNOME or KONSOLE Terminal) while running openSUSE.
It has been checked for proper operation in all currently supported openSUSE
versions. Its purpose is to determine if your PC is setup as recommended for
proper operation of your multimedia while using openSUSE. The mmcheck script
file does not fix your setup, but shows you how it is setup now and what the
suggested setup might be. It is up to you to use the YaST Software
Repositories and Software Management tools to obtain the correct setup. If
you have any questions about using mmcheck or how to obtain the suggested
setup as proposed by mmcheck, you will need to ask those questions in the
openSUSE forums.

Here is the downloaded file listing and locations in YaST:

mmcheck - MultiMedia Application Checker


6 files total

When you use the above YaST 1-Click Install, there is no need to perform any other tasks
as all files will be installed ready to go for you. The following text outlines what to do if
you decide to manually download and install the mmcheck script file. When you do this,
it is suggested that you save the downloaded mmcheck script file in the /usr/bin folder.
You must have root user privilege to perform this task. The online file download
will invoke YaST, which will request root user permissions to do this and then save
mmcheck for you in the folder /usr/bin. Before using mmcheck, always consult the
following thread for the proper way to setup your multimedia in openSUSE.

Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide

The newest version of mmcheck is also posted using the openSUSE forum
feature called SUSE Paste located here:
SUSE Paste

Open Up the following Link into a new tab and pick RAW (in the top right
Corner) and do a Firefox File / Save As mmcheck in your /home/username/bin
folder (~/bin/mmcheck). Or, you can optionally save the file mmcheck in the
/usr/bin folder as is suggested above, but you must have root user
permission to do so.

Once saved, use the following terminal command to make it executable:

chmod +x ~/bin/mmcheck OR sudo +x /usr/bin/mmcheck

To use mmcheck, just open up a terminal session and type:


It is assumed that you have placed the mmcheck script file in a folder
that is in your path. Please let me know if you have any issues using
the mmcheck script file. For an example of the script output from
mmcheck, please check out message #63 here:…eddwarf-7.html

You can post any questions you have about mmcheck into this thread. Not all
mmcheck suggestions are required, depending on what software you use or the
Desktop you have selected. For instance, the Totem media player is normally
used in GNOME and not KDE. None the less, it is highly recommended that you
setup your PC just as is suggested by mmcheck, no matter the desktop that you

We get a lot of questions about using the Packman repository. Packman has
proven to provide the greatest quantity and best quality of applications
that permit the full usage of your multimedia in openSUSE. Further,
by sticking with only Packman, you are using a multitude of applications
ALL compiled to work together and with the standard openSUSE repository files.
Without regard to anything else, when you start mixing files from different
repositories that must work together, all sorts of problems can occur. With
the possible exception of obtaining libdvdcss from a different repository,
please stick with using Packman as is suggested by mmcheck.

Thank You,