Running OpenSuSE 11.0, Gnome desktop. I have Totem, Mplayer (packman) and Realplayer installed.
I have made a couple of tutorials using recordmydesktop from the packman repo. It saves them as .ogv files, but none of the above players play it? Realplayer errors out with a codec problem, Mplayer and Totem start, but die quickly.
I thought that the .ogv file would play natively? Perhaps, the problem is with the way recordmydesktop saves the files?
Thanks. It plays on my openSUSE-10.3 (KDE-3.5.7) and my openSUSE-11.0 (KDE-3.5.9) with no problem with vlc, smplayer, and xine-ui. In all cases I was using strictly packman packaged versions of those applications (except for 11.0 where I had openSUSE libtheora and libvorbis). Specifically on my 10.3 PC:
I think I figured it out…
On a hunch, I turned off the effects. Intel G33 GPU onboard video. I think it uses aiglx, perhaps there is a conflict.
It plays fine on my daughters machine running SuSe 11.0 and desktop effects…Nvidia vid card.
While I did not have any special effects enabled, I took your advice, and under (Gnome) Control Center, Gstreamer Properties, I changed the Video setting to be X11, no xv. That seemed to allow it to play with Totem!
More complex I think…
This computer gets special attention, as it is being shipped to my folks 1,300, miles away, and will be moving them from an XP powered machine, to SuSE Linux. It needs to operate as well as possible.
I’ve read lots of your posts, and you have helped me before.
Ok, good luck. I support my mother’s PC in a different continent, … some things I did to make it easier (for me):
a. put a firefox icon on the desktop, where if my mother clicks on it, she is immediately taken to a web site that gives her the IP-Address of her PC in very big letters. That way she can always tell me (over the phone) her IP-Address.
b. put a cron job on her PC, that runs every 15mintues, that will map her IP-address to a dyndns account, and create a static URL link to her IP (ie something like http://mymom.homelinux.net
c. opened up port#22 and #5900 and #5901 on her PC so I can ssh, vnc and nx into her PC.
d. ensured all fonts were VERY BIG (my mother likes big fonts)
e. set up her PC that it always boots to openSUSE Linux by default (she also has winME and winXP on her PC). Hence I can reboot when necessary, and still get my connection back after the reboot is over.
f. ensured ntfs-3g was working properly, so I can access her winXP ntfs partition with read/write, from Linux.
g. setup Smart Package Manager such that a copy is retained of all installed rpms (that way I can easily roll back a release if possible).
yaloki taught me how to setup the dyndns over IRC chat, back in 2007.
I posted here (from the SLS archives) my implementation of what I installed on my mother’s PC (which is my poor implementation of what I remembered from from yaloki’s teachings): setting up dyndns for parents PC
Some router’s have the capability to update the dyndns, hence if your parents router have that capability, you can set that up instead.