I am running openSUSE 13.2 86x64 bit with KDE desktop. I have installed what I thought were the necessary codecs and libraries using the Multimedia in One Click link above but find I can no longer play downloaded video .m4a files using either VLC or SMPlayer. With VLC I get the following messages:-
Codec not supported:
VLC could not decode the format "h264" (H264 - MPEG-4 AVC (part 10))
Codec not supported:
VLC could not decode the format "mp4a" (MPEG AAC Audio)
With SMPlayer I just get a blank player window.
The files do however play with Kaffeine which is my least preferred player.
What have I forgotten to do please?
Hi and thanks for the replies. I am glad it is not just me that had a problem but I have just checked the installation and found that vlc-codecs had not been installed. Once installed things are back to normal so now I am OK. Many thanks for the hint. No idea why these went missing.
As usual, posted too soon. VLC now fine but SMPlayer not. When I try and run SMPlayer on .m4a file the timer shows it is playing but screen remains black. The logs give info so I shall post that next but too late to continue now.
Again please forgive my mis-posting on other thread and yes you are correct I am on 13.2 with KDE desktop.
I was trying SMPlayer on .mp4 files not .m4a. Again my mistake.
MPV works on its own but I cannot find any settings tabs or ways to see what is going on.
On the same .mp4 file I have tried to check what is happening with with SMPlayer but it tends to misbehave and freeze after a bit of snooping.
When I start I get a brief message that filters are disabled when using vdpau but I am not aware of having elected to use vdpau. I have an Nvidia card so that may require some additional driver/library. Out of my depth here. I did install vdpau-video and tried SMPlayer again and it behaved differently and eventually crashed. What was odd was that the Ooops message stated that MPlayer had crashed whereas I thought SMPlayer was using MPV.
This confusion may be the cause of the problem. Will go and look at sourceforge stuff on smplayer.
Following on from last post having missed the 10 minute edit time, this is the log from the SMPlayer crash when I have vdpau-video installed:-
Album_Artist: BBC TV
Comment: Dr Amanda Foreman looks at the women behind some powerful Middle Age empires.
Composer: BBC iPlayer
libva info: VA-API version 0.34.0
libva info: va_getDriverName() returns 0
libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib64/dri/nvidia_drv_video.so
libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_0_34
Although I have Mplayer installed (as well as mpv,) I cannot get it to run.
Many thanks for your help once more.
I have checked the wiki on vdpau and va-api with reference to Nvidia card and once again I am lost. Seems like a driver issue but have no idea how to fix.