On Fri, 15 Aug 2008 18:46:02 GMT
chrispche <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone.
> First post so be gentle. A bit of background, I have used Ubuntu
> extensively and would, well, have switched to openSUSE.
> I have two problems however.
> 1. My ATI Radeon 9600 will not run compiz properly if at all.
> 2. When I wish to play a DivX file. I just keep going around in
> circles. Clicking on do you wish to install this codec associated with
> this file. It seems to install the files. w32codecs and gstreamers and
> stuff. As soon as I run Kaffeine it asks the question again. Then goes
> through the whole process of installing the codecs again. What is going
> on here?
> I’m using openSUSE 11.0 DVD install with KDE 3.
> Thanks for any help in advance.
I’m afraid I don’t have an ATI video card (NVidia here), so cannot give good
advice for that… search the forums for radeon, I recall several solutions
being found for some issues.
As for the video, and this is a personal opinion, I prefer mplayer (or
smplayer) to play all my videos.
Using Yast, make sure the Packman Repository is installed.
Search for and install mplayer, (smplayer too if desired, it’s a
‘front-end’ for mplayer), and w32codecs.
With this solution, I’ve never had a problem with any videos, with the only
exception being microsoft’s latest wmv format. Older wmv’s work fine, just
the newest hasn’t be ‘decoded’ yet. (I’d grumble, but nothing I desire comes
exclusively in wmv format.)
Then, right click on your videos, choose ‘open with…’, choose mplayer
(smplayer), click on ‘remember this’, and ‘ok’. This changes the preferences
to make that type of video file play with mplayer instead of kaffeine/xine.
Certainly not saying Kaffeine is bad… just that I have come to prefer
mplayer over kaffeine.
Hope this helps
L R Nix