I don’t know how well shockwave will play. But flash, mp3, dvd movies, etc … work. Streaming music mostly work, but it often depends on the site. Some sites specifically restrict their streaming media to MS-Windows platforms.
For DVD, ensure you have libdvdcss installed (add repos videolan for this, and then remove the repos immediately after installing libdvdcss2). For the remainder, install from Packman amarok, amarok-xine, amarok-packman, smplayer, mplayerplug-in, libxine1, xine-ui, libffmpeg0, w32codec-all, vlc. You can tell packman version by “pm” in file version. Replace any Novell/SuSE-GmbH and videolan packages by Packman packages (where available).
libdvdcss can be found in the videolan repository. But having both videolan and packman repositories active at the same time can cause problems for new and average users because the applications are not built by either packman nor videolan packagers to be compatible with one and another. And in fact, problems are known to happen.
Hence, add videolan repository. Then install libdvdcss. Then remove videolan repository. libdvdcss is needed to decrypt the commercial dvds.
Then install all the other packages I mentioned from the Packman repository. You can tell Packman packaged packages by the “pm” in the version number. You also need libdvread3 nor libdvdread4 (at least one of which I believe is needed for dvd playback) but I did not mention them previous because I believe (not sure) they tend to be picked up as dependencies.
I think my previous post with information was not too badly typed. Just how new are you to openSUSE Linux? There is some information on installing repositorys here: Repositories - openSUSE-Community
I used suse a long time ago, so I am going to say I am brand new. I am “ok” with linux overall though, so I know how to add the repos on here and whatnot. I wasn’t sure why I was taking out the videolan immediately until you explained it.
Overall in your last post you mentioned only keeping the following constantly active, is this the proper list?
Packman 3rd repository be kept active (together with the “official” oss, non-oss, and update). NOT the others.
When you refer to the packman 3rd repo, I didn’t see this but I could have missed it due to a 20 hour day, are there multiple stable packman repo’s?
Here is the output of zypper from the request below, I have not added anything as of yet.