Thanks for this article. It made my music files play.
Thanks for this post caf … very much appreciated. Just a quick thought though … it says:
“This multi-media install now separates kde and gnome. This should ensure a complete multi-media experience with the least difficulty.”
Does this mean that both kde and gnome should not be installed together, as far as multi-media is concerned??? I have both installed on my pc and have run the gnome scripts under a gnome session and was wondering if i should now run the kde scripts under a kde session as well??? :\
The system here worked great for me with 12.2. As of today, following the instructions exactly for 12.3 with KDE result in VLC being unable to play MP4 files:
[0x7fd999fcfde8] main decoder error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc
h264'. VLC probably does not support this sound or video format. [0x7fd999fcfde8] main decoder error: no suitable decoder module for fourcc mp4a’. VLC probably does not support this sound or video format.
My workaround (after I did everything described here) was to remove all of the vlc packages that had been installed then follow the instructions at http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-suse.html , giving the VLC repository a higher (lower number) priority than the libdvdcss and packman repositories (and lower priority than the update, oss, non-oss repositories).
Based on years of struggling to keep VLC working, I find that sometimes VideoLAN doesn’t keep their dependencies compatible with OpenSUSE base, and sometimes libdvdcss and packman doesn’t. If one method doesn’t work, then try the other.
You just should have installed “vlc-codecs”. This has been split out a few months ago to be able to include vlc (without codecs) in the standard distribution starting with 13.1.
Maybe this should be mentioned in the guide?
And btw.: mixing the VLC and the Packman repos can lead to problems as well…