Need help getting Multimedia working on 64 bit system

Hi All:
Just completed a new install using OpenSuse Kde 4 reloaded Livecd x86-64
> 4.2.2 Build 12.5. The file had the correct md5 sum and the cd was verified.I believe I have correctly installed all the required repositories I have installed Nonoss, Packman, and VLC and believe I have installed all required codecs. I can not view youtube/flash, (Flash is version 10) wmv. On the audio side mp3 does not work. I am at a loss as to how to correct. Can someone help get everything working.

Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE Forums

Flash, k3b, Amarok - Install Guide - openSUSE Forums

Followed the two guides line by line and installed several missing lib’s. This has restored my wmv capability. However Flash still does not work. When on the youtube site it states I do not have the latest flash installed. I have flash installed it is the version 10 installed by the pullin update. When I try to play a mp3 file I just get a full volume static noise.

I am out of knowledge>:( as what to try to get flash and mp3’s to play. Can some one more knowledgeable help.


Open a terminal and do the following, then post the result:

rpm -qi flash-player

Hralph@linux-u1ie:~> rpm -qi flash-player
Name : flash-player Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : Vendor: openSUSE
Release : 0.1.1 Build Date: Wed 25 Feb 2009 12:17:18 PM EST
Install Date: Wed 06 May 2009 11:38:43 AM EDT Build Host: Super-Pinguine
Group : Productivity/Networking/Web/Browsers Source RPM: flash-player-
Size : 19568820 License: Any commercial
Signature : RSA/8, Wed 25 Feb 2009 12:17:34 PM EST, Key ID b88b2fd43dbdc284
Packager : Submitting Bug Reports - openSUSE
Summary : Adobe Flash PlugIn and standalone Player
Description :
This package contains Adobe’s Flash Plugin for the supported Web
browsers in addition to a standalone flash player application.


Adobe Systems Incorporated

Distribution: openSUSE 11.1
ere is the requested info:

You should be good. Flash is installed.
Try a different site - Official Site of the National Football League

No go with a different site. It still tells me I need flash greater that 9 or javascript enabled and javascript is enablaed in both of my browsers. T

In FF address bar type:


is flash there?

Good Call. Flash does not appear in firefox, but shows up in konqueror as Shockware flash Shockwaveflash 9.0r115.

You have probably figured it out but you can ass Flash to Firefox without any problem. :slight_smile:

To truely solve flash-trouble: Download the flash-player 64-bit at Adobe’s. Remove the 32-bit flahplayer with Yast software installer, then unpack downloaded flashplayer in /usr/lib64/browser-plugins (as root).
For multimedia: You have both VLC and Packman enabled. Only libdvdcss should come from the VLC repo, all other multimedia files (codecs etc.) should be the ones from Packman. Solves multimedia trouble, like DVD’s not playing, definitely.