How to install win32 codecs to run .rm/.rmvb files?

How to install win32 codecs?

You must add the Packman repo from the community list


zypper in w32codec-all

Check this
Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE Forums

cat /etc/SuSE-release


No, that is certainly not the COMPLETE output of that command.

openSUSE 11.1 (i586)
VERSION = 11.1

How would i add pacman repo?
What’s the command?

Ok, so you actually have a 32 Bit installation.

Although you won’t need those codecs for > 99,5% of all videos, proceed as descrribed in the linked posted by caf4926.

Read the tutorial!


It’s ok.
Index of /pub/packman/suse/11.0

No, it’s not, it may be up but not OK.

That is for 11.0

Here is a list of mirrors
Additional YaST Package Repositories - openSUSE

Repository Management - openSUSE Forums

Downloading selecting Index of /pub/packman/suse/11.1

Why do we need libstdc++33 to be installed as dependency for w32codec-all?
What does libstdc++33 do?

No idea. And I have to go out now so I don’t have time to look it up for you, sorry. But someone else may be able to. But I shouldn’t worry about it.

In any case I am not sure w32codes have anything to do with Real Media files. You may have to get the RealPlayer.rpm from here and install it manually.

Install from su terminal with

rpm -ihv *packagename*

When done - open a terminal and type realplay
Allow it to configure mozilla helpers but uncheck updates.

After installing w32codec-all can play .rm/.rmvb files with kaffeine.

Great, that’s solved then. Good watching and listening.

Mind: AFAIK there should be no need for w32codecall. Packman’s libxine-codecs should take care of it.

rpm -qa | grep xine


Did i miss anything else?

Yes, you missed installing packman packaged versions of libxine1. Those are Novell/SuSE-GmbH packaged versions and they are crippled for proprietary multimedia.