Multimedia codecs in Tumbleweed

Hi, I have just re-installed Tumbleweed from scratch and I’m having a little trouble with the codecs. I’ve tried a couple of things:

  1. Using Yast as described in this screenshot: (taken from under “GNOME Codecs”).

  2. Through the command line as described in this page: SDB:Installing codecs from Packman repositories - openSUSE Wiki, running the following commands

sudo zypper addrepo -cfp 90 '' packman
sudo zypper refresh
sudo zypper dist-upgrade --from packman --allow-vendor-change
sudo zypper install --from packman ffmpeg gstreamer-plugins-{good,bad,ugly,libav} libavcodec-full vlc-codecs

This seems to be an issue with Firefox only, as I can run videos with the installed video player and with other browsers (Gnome web, Brave).

Any ideas what can be causing this and how to fix it? Thanks!

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See if this helps…


Thank you, I’ve followed the solutions provided in that thread in order of appearance and managed to get it to work. For future reference this is what I did:

# did nothing on its own
sudo zypper in gstreamer-plugins-bad-codecs 

# showed me an error conflicting with dependencies, selected solution 1
sudo zypper in libavcodec59

Problem: the installed ffmpeg-5-mini-libs-5.1.2-15.1.x86_64 conflicts with 'libavcodec59' provided by the to be installed libavcodec59-5.1.2-15.2.x86_64
 Solution 1: deinstallation of ffmpeg-5-mini-libs-5.1.2-15.1.x86_64
 Solution 2: do not install libavcodec59-5.1.2-15.2.x86_64

Perhaps these steps could be updated somewhere in the portal page to make it easier to find for new users? In any case, thank you for the help!

@chaing you need to select option 1, ffmpeg-5-mini* are from the oss repository.

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Glad to have been of help. Thanks for the update!

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