Lets start with video

New user: I recently installed 15.2 on my PC. I soon discovered that I was not able to watch Live Stream Video from my church website,or even a DVD. Is there any way I can get some help with this small problem.

First, I changed the character size of your post to normal. Better for reading.

Then, we have a Multi-media sub-forum. I will move this there, so you get better help.

And last, but not least, when you look around in the Multi-media sub-forums, there are sticky threads at the top on how to gett full multi-media support in your openSUSE system. Better read one of those first and then ask hear for details you do not understand.

what you call normal print, I call near impossible. I have vision issues.

I do not quite understand you. It was original still smaller then what it is now (giving me problems).

In any case, most browser allow people with vision issues to at least enlarge size to their personal taste.

This is how you posted it:
New user: I recently installed 15.2 on my PC. I soon discovered that I was not able to watch Live Stream Video from my church website,or even a DVD. Is there any way I can get some help with this small problem.

If you are using KDE or GNOME the respective 1-click installers from this page will do the trick for general users.
If you have special needs you should find additional codecs in the Packman repo the installers should have added to your system.

2 questions: where are these 1-clicks that you mention, and In my repository list, I could not find Packman.

Did you try to find and read what I suggested:

… in the Multi-media sub-forums, there are sticky threads at the top on how to gett full multi-media support in your openSUSE system. Better read one of those first and then ask hear for details you do not understand.

This is one of those you can find there: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/536314-Multimedia-Guide-for-openSUSE-Leap-15-1

It is for 15.1, but also valid for 15.2 (when you change 15.1 for 15.2 in any statmenet you want to use).

Once I get this done you probably wont see me much ever again. I did manage to get my pacman and libdvd repositories. What I did not understand was that segment benieth that labeled “general use”. Then the 1click took me know wheres.

If the two green buttons don’t work for you, maybe you are not using Firefox; you can download the linked installer, then double click on it to open the installer with YaST
Anyway follow the directions at https://www.opensuse-community.org/
The two installers are available here:

for KDE:
https://www.opensuse-community.org/codecs-kde.ymp

for GNOME:
https://www.opensuse-community.org/codecs-gnome.ymp

After running one of those installers you should find Packman in your list of enabled repositories.

I did manage to get packman and libdvd repo’s. What I don’t have is , I cannot watch live stream video’s from church website, or a DVD from home.

Did you install “vlc” from packman to play DVD’s?

You need to install extra decoders to play most video formats.
Assuming you are using the KDE desktop, download the installer from

https://www.opensuse-community.org/codecs-kde.ymp

Then double click on the downloaded file codecs-kde.ymp and follow the process to install needed packages.
After that you should be able to play common video formats including DVDs.

If you are using the GNOME desktop use

https://www.opensuse-community.org/codecs-gnome.ymp

instead.

Thanks for the help…

I need to bring this thread back to life again.
Last night I made the move from 15.3 into Tumbleweed and that brought back an old issue. My question is can I use the same one-click file that was given to me back when I was in 15.2 and 15.3

Hi
No :wink: There are changes going on with the repositories and requirements at present, you need to hold off at present until things stabilize. Please start a new thread on your issue with the Tumbleweed prefix.

A file from late 2020 should still work in Tumbleweed.
You will need an updated version for Leap 15.4 when it will be available.

EDIT: Malcolm is likely referring to changes in gstreamer plugins that are just going on these days, so you may see that “zypper dup” asks for a “vendor change” when some plugins are no more available at packman. Just wait a week or so if you can.