non-free, mpeg, mp3, mplayer, etc? What do I need?

I am looking to add in some stuff to play flash, shockwave, mp3, streaming music from radio station sites, dvd movies, etc to my new install.

Someone mentioned in another post I had about adding 3 critical repos, but I wasn’t sure where to add them and what each one was for.

Can someone help? The list is below. Thx again, this is a great OS!

  • OSS
  • non-OSS
  • Packman

Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE Forums

follow it carefully!

Hope you have Updates repo in your list too.

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).

thx, I appreciate it, but how do I get the update repo (IE: Where/how, what is that one for?)

Also, on the 2nd reply, how do I get all the items mentioned, is that one repo?

Open a terminal and copy and paste this

zypper lr --details

Hit enter

Post the result

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

There is a listing of some 3rd party repositories here: Additional YaST Package Repositories - openSUSE

but not I only recommend the Packman 3rd repository be kept active (together with the “official” oss, non-oss, and update). NOT the others.

Can you tell us what openSUSE version you are using?

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.

1 | openSUSE 11.1-0 | openSUSE 11.1-0 | Yes | No | 99 | yast2 | cd:///?devices=/dev/sr0 |
2 | repo-debug | openSUSE-11.1-Debug | No | Yes | 100 | NONE | Index of /debug/distribution/11.1/repo/oss |
3 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.1-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | 100 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/11.1/repo/non-oss |
4 | repo-oss | openSUSE-11.1-Oss | Yes | Yes | 100 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/11.1/repo/oss |
5 | repo-source | openSUSE-11.1-Source | No | Yes | 100 | NONE | Index of /source/distribution/11.1/repo/oss |
6 | repo-update | openSUSE-11.1-Update | Yes | Yes | 20 | rpm-md | Index of /update/11.1 |

OK this sort of OK. You don’t need to keep the install media enabled. That’s #1

You should add packman and leave it enabled.

Did you add Videolan repo (to install libdvdcss) and then remove it? If not add it first. Install libdvdcss ONLY. Then disable this repo.
Then add Packman and follow the guide I posted earlier.