Some doubts about multi media restricted format installation for Opesuse 11.3

After having followed the guide in the link below

Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide

I tried to reproduce MP3 files on video like .AVI or MP4 and everything was fine.Every program and library seems that has been installed correctly.

But when I checked , following the instructions in the link, I found different results. I can understand that the guide has been written a long time ago and some packages are not available anymore in the repository, but I think there are too many differences. This is what I got:

1) linux-hchb:/home/golem # rpm --query --all 'libav*' 'libpostproc*' 'libswscale*' '*xine*' '*gst*' MPlayer '*vlc*' | grep -v avahi | sort

and I got the following list

gstreamer-0_10-0.10.29-1.7.x86_64
gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mp3-2-106.2.x86_64
gstreamer-0_10-plugin-gnomevfs-0.10.29-1.9.x86_64
gstreamer-0_10-plugins-base-0.10.29-1.9.x86_64
kdebase4-runtime-xine-4.4.4-3.1.2.x86_64
libavcodec52-0.6.25512svn-2.pm.5.1.x86_64
libavcore0-0.6.25512svn-2.pm.3.1.x86_64
libavdevice52-0.6.25512svn-2.pm.5.1.x86_64
libavfilter1-0.6.25512svn-2.pm.5.1.x86_64
libavformat52-0.6.25512svn-2.pm.5.1.x86_64
libavutil50-0.6.25512svn-2.pm.3.1.x86_64
libgstapp-0_10-0-0.10.29-1.9.x86_64
libgstinterfaces-0_10-0-0.10.29-1.9.x86_64
libgstreamer-0_10-0-0.10.29-1.7.x86_64
libpostproc51-0.6.25512svn-2.pm.3.1.x86_64
libswscale0-0.6.25512svn-2.pm.3.1.x86_64
libvlc5-1.1.4.1-1.pm.3.17.x86_64
libvlccore4-1.1.4.1-1.pm.3.17.x86_64
libxine1-1.1.19-1.pm.44.3.x86_64
libxine1-codecs-1.1.19-1.pm.44.4.x86_64
libxine1-gnome-vfs-1.1.18.1-1.37.x86_64
libxine1-pulse-1.1.18.1-1.37.x86_64
MPlayer-1.0rc4_r31930-1.pm.3.4.x86_64
PackageKit-gstreamer-plugin-0.6.3-5.4.x86_64
phonon-backend-gstreamer-0_10-4.4.2-1.6.x86_64
phonon-backend-xine-4.4.2-1.6.x86_64
phonon-vlc-0.2-2010081801.2.x86_64
vlc-1.1.4.1-1.pm.3.17.x86_64
vlc-noX-1.1.4.1-1.pm.3.17.x86_64
vlc-qt-1.1.4.1-1.pm.3.17.x86_64
xinetd-2.3.14-149.1.x86_64
xine-ui-0.99.6-1.pm.3.2.x86_64

2)rpm --verify --query --all 'libav’ 'libpostproc’ ‘libswscale*’**
That did not produce any result

3)rpm --verify --query --all 'vlc
That did not produce any result

4)rpm --verify --query --all 'gst
That did not produce any result

5)rpm --verify --query --all MPlayer
That did not produce any result

6)rpm --verify --query --all 'xine

**Unsatisfied dependencies for libxine1-pulse-1.1.18.1-1.37.x86_64:
libxine1 = 1.1.18.1 is needed by libxine1-pulse-1.1.18.1-1.37.x86_64

Unsatisfied dependencies for libxine1-gnome-vfs-1.1.18.1-1.37.x86_64:
libxine1 = 1.1.18.1 is needed by libxine1-gnome-vfs-1.1.18.1-1.37.x86_64
**
It seems that there are some issues.

7)rpm -qa | grep libdvdcss
libdvdcss-1.2.10-7.10.x86_64

I do not if these outputs are fine or not.

Another differerence that I have noticed is: when I was listening a MP3 file using Amarok the music was quite clear and loud, but when I reproduce a MP4 or MP3 video file using VLC I could bearily hear something and the volume was at its maximum. How can it be ?

Thanks for your attention

There typically is a ‘mixer’ that one uses to control the volume. When one uses a different application, the PCM volume control in the mixer may dynamically change. Hence one may have to tune that setting each time one starts a new application. In addition for user’s with pulse audio enabled, it also puportedly has the capability to control volume settings on a per-application basis, so if you are using pulse that is another factor you need to take into account. I do not (yet) use pulse audio so I can not provide any guidance there.

There are packman packaged versions of those apps (that I quoted from your post) available. Is there a reason why you decided to not change to packman packaged versions?

I’m thinking your were not aware that (in openSUSE-11.3) with a click of the mouse (in the YaST Software Manager) you can switch all multimedia packages from the crippled SuSE-GmbH packaged versions to the enabled Packman packaged versions.

On 2010-11-01 13:06, FabrizioS wrote:

> gstreamer-0_10-0.10.29-1.7.x86_64
> gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mp3-2-106.2.x86_64
> gstreamer-0_10-plugin-gnomevfs-0.10.29-1.9.x86_64
> gstreamer-0_10-plugins-base-0.10.29-1.9.x86_64

These are not from packman. No .pm. in the name.

> libxine1-1.1.19-1.pm.44.3.x86_64
> libxine1-codecs-1.1.19-1.pm.44.4.x86_64
> libxine1-gnome-vfs-1.1.18.1-1.37.x86_64
> libxine1-pulse-1.1.18.1-1.37.x86_64

Version mismatch: two are older versions and not from packman.

> xinetd-2.3.14-149.1.x86_64

Unrelated.

> 2)rpm --verify --query --all 'libav’ ‘libpostproc*’ ‘libswscale*’*
> That did not produce any result

Which is good.

> 6)rpm --verify --query --all ‘xine

And this one matches what I said above, it says there are problems :slight_smile:


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)

The guide was edited very recently
I suggest you read it carefully. I followed it myself the other day. Took me 5 minutes start to end and I was all done.

Thank you so far for your support

In order to check if everything was installed correctly.Yesterday I have followed the following guide

MMCHECK - Check Your Multimedia in 10 Steps - Script File, as proposed by RedDwarf

And I used the following script:

#!/bin/bash

#: Title       : /home/james/bin/mmcheck
#: Date Created: Sun Oct 3 15:42:01 CDT 2010
#: Last Edit   : Thu Oct 29 20:13:10 CDT 2010
#: Author      : by RedDwarf & J. McDaniel
#: Version     : 1.22
#: Description : Check Your Installed Files for Mutimedia
#: Options     : none

# Written for the openSUSE forums on Friday October 29, 2010

# Copy and paste this text as the file mmcheck into the ~/bin folder.
# Run the terminal command: chmod +x ~/bin/mmcheck, to make the file executable
# Open up a terminal session and type: mmcheck, to start the program

PROG="MultiMedia Check Version 1.22 - Check for multimedia problems in just 14 steps "

function rpm_verify {

echo " If everything verified properly there will be no output. If there are any "
echo " discrepancies they will be displayed. The format of the output is a string "
echo " of 8 characters, a possible "c" denoting a configuration file, and then "
echo " the file name. Each of the 8 characters denotes the result of a comparison "
echo " of one attribute of the file to the value of that attribute recorded in the "
echo " RPM database. A single "." (period) means the test passed. The following "
echo " characters denote failure of certain tests: " 
echo 
echo "     5 -- MD5 checksum "
echo "     S -- File size "
echo "     L -- Symbolic link "
echo "     T -- File modification time "
echo "     D -- Device "
echo "     U -- User "
echo "     G -- Group "
echo "     M -- Mode (includes permissions and file type) " 
echo "     ? -- Unreadable file "
}

# Determine program user, save home folder location

USER="$HOME"

# Menu Disply System function
# Display up to $3 menu items and <enter> is always Exit 
# Menu should have at least two choices plus exit

function print_menu {

# You can adjust the starting position of the mmcheck menu.  
# Using s_line=0 & s_col=0 would place the menu in the top left corner of your screen"

# Starting Terminal Line Number for menu
s_line=0
# Starting Terminal Column Number for Menu
s_col=0

# Display Program Title
tput clear
tput cup $(( s_line )) $(( s_col ))
tput setf 7
tput setb 2
tput bold
echo "$1"

# Determine Kernel Version
kernel=$(uname -r)

# Display Menu, Present User home, kernel version
tput sgr0
tput cup $(( s_line + 2 )) $(( s_col ))
tput setf 7
tput setb 1
tput bold
echo "$2" "USER:$USER" " Kernel:$kernel  " 
tput sgr0

# Display All Menu Options 1 through $3
maxnum=$3
counter=0

while  $(( counter )) -lt $(( maxnum + 1 )) ] ; do
  let counter=counter+1
  tput cup $(( s_line + 3 + counter )) $(( s_col ))
  echo "$4"
  shift
done

# Display menu option request and get user input
tput setf 2
tput bold
tput cup $(( s_line + 4 + counter )) $(( s_col ))
read -p "Enter Your Choice [1-"$maxnum"] or Just Press <enter> to Quit: " CHOICE
tput clear
tput sgr0
tput rc
return $CHOICE
}

#
# Main Program Loop starts here ...
#

while true ; do

# Setup Menu string Fields displayed for your menu

MENU="Mutimedia Test Selection - M E N U "
TOTL="14" 
TST1=" 1 . Check if there are any missing dependencies for installed packages ...     "
TST2=" 2 . Check for any packages installed from the VideoLAN repository ...          "
TST3=" 3 . Check your basic installed multimedia packages ...                         "
TST4=" 4 . Verify you have xine installed and installed from Packman ...              "
TST5=" 5 . Check your xine packages (Anything with xine in its name is found)...      "
TST6=" 6 . Verify you have all the gstreamer plugins/codecs installed from Packman ..."
TST7=" 7 . Check your gstreamer packages ...                                          "
TST8=" 8 . Check your MPlayer package ...                                             "
TST9=" 9 . Check your VLC packages ...                                                "
TSTA=" 10. Check your w32codec package ...                                            "
TSTB=" 11. Verify your Quicktime Package is installed for Internet Browsing ...       "
TSTC=" 12. Verify your Flash Packages are installed for Internet Browsing ...         "
TSTD=" 13. Verify your Java Packages are Installed for Internet Browsing ...          "
TSTE=" 14. Verify your libdvdcss Package is Installed from Packman for DVD movies ... "

# Call Menu and get user input selection

print_menu "$PROG" "$MENU" "$TOTL" "$TST1" "$TST2" "$TST3" "$TST4" "$TST5" "$TST6" "$TST7" "$TST8" "$TST9" "$TSTA" "$TSTB" "$TSTC" "$TSTD" "$TSTE"
CHOICE="$?"

# Execute User Command Here

case "$CHOICE" in

  "1") echo 
  tput bold
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 1
  echo "Before Checking Your Repositories, would you like "
  echo "to perform a Zypper Refresh right now? (Yes or No)"
  echo
  read -p "Enter your choice [y/N] " CHOICE
  if  "$CHOICE" == "y" ] ||  "$CHOICE" == "Y" ] ; then
    sudo zypper refresh
  fi
  echo
  tput bold
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 4
  echo $TST1
  echo
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 1
  tput bold
  echo "Command: LC_ALL=C zypper ve"
  tput sgr0
  echo
  LC_ALL=C zypper ve
  echo
  read -p "Press <enter> to continue..." ;;

  "2") echo 
  tput bold
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 4
  echo $TST2
  echo
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 1
  tput bold
  echo "Command: rpm -qa --queryformat '%{NAME} -> %{VENDOR}
' | grep -i VideoLAN"
  tput sgr0
  echo  
  rpm -qa --queryformat '%{NAME} -> %{VENDOR}
' | grep -i VideoLAN
  echo
  echo "If you have installed libdvdcss2 from Packman, you do not need libdvdcss"
  echo "from VideoLAN. So having no files from VideoLAN is OK, but if you do, it"
  echo "should only be the package libdvdcss.  In the future we suggest that you" 
  echo "switch to using only Packman and to remove the VideoLAN Repository.     "
  echo
  read -p "Press <enter> to continue..." ;;

  "3") echo 
  tput bold
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 4
  echo $TST3
  echo
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 1
  tput bold
  echo "Command: rpm --verify --query --all 'libav*' 'libpostproc*' 'libswscale*'"
  tput sgr0
  echo
  rpm --verify --query --all 'libav*' 'libpostproc*' 'libswscale*'
  echo
  rpm_verify
  echo
  read -p "Press <enter> to continue..." ;;

  "4") echo 
  tput bold
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 4
  echo $TST4
  echo
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 1
  tput bold
  echo "Command: rpm --query --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}
' libxine1 libxine1-codecs"
  tput sgr0
  echo
  rpm --query --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}
' libxine1 libxine1-codecs
  echo
  echo "You should expect to have two libxine packages installed and all from Packman."
  echo "----------------> libxine1 <--------------------- from the Packman Repository."
  echo "----------------> libxine1-codecs <-------------- from the Packman Repository."
  echo
  read -p "Press <enter> to continue..." ;;
 
  "5") echo 
  tput bold
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 4
  echo $TST5
  echo
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 1
  tput bold
  echo "Command: rpm --verify --query --all '*xine*'"
  tput sgr0
  echo
  rpm --verify --query --all '*xine*'
  echo
  rpm_verify
  echo
  read -p "Press <enter> to continue..." ;;

  "6") echo 
  tput bold
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 4
  echo $TST6
  echo 
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 1
  tput bold
  echo "Command: --query --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}
' 'gstreamer*'"
  tput sgr0
  echo
  rpm --query --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}
' gstreamer-0_10-ffmpeg gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mpegdemux gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mpegmux gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad gstreamer-0_10-plugins-base gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-extra gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly
  echo
  echo "You should expect to have all 9 gstreamer packages installed and all from Packman."
  echo
  read -p "Press <enter> to continue..." ;;

  "7") echo 
  tput bold
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 4
  echo $TST7
  echo
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 1
  tput bold
  echo "Command: rpm --verify --query --all '*gst*'"
  tput sgr0
  echo
  rpm --verify --query --all '*gst*'
  echo
  rpm_verify
  echo
  read -p "Press <enter> to continue..." ;;

  "8") echo
  tput bold
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 4
  echo $TST8
  echo
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 1
  tput bold
  echo "Command:  rpm --verify MPlayer"
  tput sgr0
  echo
  rpm --verify MPlayer
  echo
  rpm_verify
  echo
  read -p "Press <enter> to continue..." ;;

  "9") echo 
  tput bold
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 4
  echo $TST9
  echo
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 1
  tput bold
  echo "Command: rpm --verify --query --all '*vlc*'"
  tput sgr0
  echo
  rpm --verify --query --all '*vlc*'
  echo
  rpm_verify
  echo
  read -p "Press <enter> to continue..." ;;

  "10") echo 
  tput bold
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 4
  echo $TSTA
  echo
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 1
  tput bold 
  echo "Command: rpm --verify w32codec-all"
  tput sgr0
  echo
  rpm --verify w32codec-all
  echo
  echo "Note that this package only adds support for some rare formats, and only"
  echo "works on 32bits systems.  On a x86-64 system it will not make any difference."
  echo
  rpm_verify
  echo
  read -p "Press <enter> to continue..." ;;

  "11") echo 
  tput bold
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 4
  echo $TSTB
  echo
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 1
  tput bold 
  echo "rpm --query --all --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}
' '*quicktime*'"
  tput sgr0
  echo
  rpm --query --all --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}
' '*quicktime*'
  echo
  echo "You should expect to have only one Quicktime Package Installed" 
  echo "called ----> libquicktime0 <---- from the Packman Repository."
  echo
  read -p "Press <enter> to continue..." ;;

  "12") echo 
  tput bold
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 4
  echo $TSTC
  echo
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 1
  tput bold 
  echo "rpm --query --all --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}
' '*flash*'"
  tput sgr0
  echo
  rpm --query --all --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}
' '*flash*'
  echo
  echo "You should expect to have only two Flash Packages Installed which will be"
  echo "----------------> pullin-flash-player <---- from the openSUSE Repository."
  echo "----------------> flash-player <----------- from the openSUSE Repository."
  echo
  read -p "Press <enter> to continue..." ;;

  "13") echo 
  tput bold
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 4
  echo $TSTD
  echo
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 1
  tput bold 
  echo "rpm --query --all --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}
' '*java-*'"
  tput sgr0
  echo
  rpm --query --all --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}
' '*java-*'
  echo
  echo "You should expect to have only Sun Java Packages installed.  If your files " 
  echo "include the name --> openjdk <--, it is suggested that they be uninstalled."
  echo
  read -p "Press <enter> to continue..." ;;

  "14") echo 
  tput bold
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 4
  echo $TSTE
  echo
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 1
  tput bold 
  echo "rpm --query --all --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}
' '*libdvdcss*'"
  tput sgr0
  echo
  rpm --query --all --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}
' '*libdvdcss*'
  echo
  echo "You need at least one libdvdcss or libdvdcss2 file installed here. Packman"
  echo "is the prefered vendor but the file does work if obtained from VideoLAN."
  echo "You should consider changing to Packman from VideoLAN if you have not "
  echo "already done so.  You do not need to have both packages installed and "
  echo "it is suggested that you remove VideoLAN's package and its repository."
  echo
  read -p "Press <enter> to continue..." ;;

  "0") echo 
  tput clear
  tput setf 7
  tput setb 4
  tput bold
  echo
  echo " To avoid package problems, the most important thing to do is to: **NEVER** "
  echo " ignore a dependency, even if YaST/zypper/updater gives you such an option! "
  echo " Change vendor is OK,  but ignoring dependencies is never a very good idea. "
  echo
  tput sgr0
  echo
  read -p "Press <enter> to exit mmcheck ..."
  exit 0 ;;

  *) ;;

esac

done 

exit 0

# End of Bash File

But, I don’t know why, something went wrong.Once I made the script executable the in instruction: (after having copied in the directory ~/bin/ the mmcheck text file with the script above)

chmod +x ~/bin/mmcheck

I got after the following command:

linux-hchb:/bin # bash mmcheck.txt

These errors

: command not found:
: command not found0:
: command not found2:
: command not found6:
: command not found8:
'mcheck.txt: line 19: syntax error near unexpected token { 'mcheck.txt: line 19: function rpm_verify {

Did I do something wrong? (Please bear in mind that is my first script in Linux)

Regards

If the file “mmcheck” is in ~/bin and if you made it executeable with “chmod +x ~/bin/mmcheck”, then I suspect all you need to do is type:

mmcheck

Note you have not created an ‘mmcheck.txt’ file, rather you created an ‘mmcheck’ file that is a text file. There is a difference.

Good luck !

Make sure you save the file as just mmcheck not mmcheck.txt

Hello guys!!!

I do not what exactly is going on, but unfortunally it did not work !!!

I did as you said: in the directory ~/bin I placed the mmcheck.txt file.
Then I made it executable through the command:chmod +x ~/bin/mmcheck
Furthermore I assured that it did not have any txt extension (the file icon changed as well). But when I computed, as you said, by writing only mmcheck I got the following error message:

golem@linux-hchb:~> su
Password: 
linux-hchb:/bin # **mmcheck**
bash: /bin/mmcheck: /bin/bash^M: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

I checked and checked again: the file exist and it is executable.

I do not understand where I doing a mistake!!!

Regards

Hi
You saved it on a windows machine and then transferred?? It has ^M’s in
it.

To fix run (or wherever the script is);


dos2unix /bin/mmcheck


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.32.23-0.3-default
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On 2010-11-05 10:36, FabrizioS wrote:
>
> Hello guys!!!
>
> I do not what exactly is going on, but unfortunally it did not work
> !!!
>
> I did as you said: in the directory ~/bin I placed the mmcheck.txt
> file.
> Then I made it executable through the command:chmod +x ~/bin/mmcheck

If you write the file as ~/bin/mmcheck.txt and then chmod ~/bin/mmcheck,
how do you expect it to work? That’s two different files. You have to work
on the same file.

If you have renamed the file, you haven’t explained that well.

> linux-hchb:/bin # mmcheck
> bash: /bin/mmcheck: /bin/bash^M: bad interpreter: No such file or directory

It appears you created the file in windows; windows uses the “wrong” type
of text files, as far as linux is concerned… Notice that the first line
of a script is:

#!/bin/bash

which means that it has to load “/bin/bash” to run it. But if you write
that in msdos/windows, before the end of line there is a “^M”, which means
that linux will try to run the script with a program named “/bin/bash^M”,
not “/bin/bash”. As “/bin/bash^M” does not exist, it is telling you exactly
that.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)

At the end everything worked fine!!!

The command:

dos2unix /bin/mmcheck

Fix the issue and after having computed:

/bin/bash mmcheck

The script ran normally.

But, before doing all of this, I checked carefully if the the Packman and VLC repositories everything was installed normally. Strangely I found that the same libraries were selected in both and the attempt to uninstall them from the VLC repository caused a strange conflict.

So I unistalled everything and once I verified that, in the VLC repository, only the libdvdcss was installed I deleted it and I installed everything from the Packman one.

I do not know how this happened because I remember having selected all the libraries only in the Packman repository.

After that I ran the script and all the libraries and software looked to be installed correctly:no missind dependencies and so forth.

I only got :

13. Verify your Java Packages are Installed for Internet Browsing ...                                                                                                      
Command: rpm --query --all --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}
'
*java-*'                                                                                                  
                                                                                       
java-1_6_0-openjdk-1.6.0.0_b18-1.1.5-x86_64 -> openSUSE                                                                                                                                                    
java-1_6_0-openjdk-plugin-1.6.0.0_b18-1.1.5-x86_64 -> openSUSE                                                                                                                                             
java-ca-certificates-1-5.3-noarch -> openSUSE                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                  

You should expect to have only Sun Java Packages installed.  If your
files include the name --> openjdk <--, it is suggested that they be uninstalled.                                                                                                                                
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and

15. List All openSUSE Repositories as entered in your Computer ...                                                                                                               


Command: zypper  repos                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                           
# | Alias                               | Name                                | Enabled | Refresh                                                                                                          
--+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+---------+--------                                                                                                          
1 | Opensuse-11.3-Non-Oss               | Opensuse-11.3-Non-Oss               | Yes     | Yes                                                                                                              
2 | Packman                             | Packman                             | Yes     | Yes                                                                                                              
3 | Updates for openSUSE 11.3 11.3-1.82 | Updates for openSUSE 11.3 11.3-1.82 | Yes     | Yes                                                                                                              
4 | openSUSE-11.3 11.3-1.82             | openSUSE-11.3 11.3-1.82             | Yes     | No                                                                                                               
5 | repo-oss                            | openSUSE-11.3-Oss                   | Yes     | Yes                                                                                                              
6 | repo-source                         | openSUSE-11.3-Source                | No      | Yes                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                           
If you have more than the four repositories listed above, you could cause yourself                                                                                                                         
some trouble.  In general, repositories must given a priority when you have                                                                                                                                
more than four.  If you do not understand how this works, please ask for help.                                                                                                                             
Listed below are the recommended repositories you should keep enabled.                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                           
 * Main Repository - http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.?/repo/oss/                                                                                                                              
 * Main Repository - http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.?/repo/non-oss/                                                                                                                          
 * Packman Repository  - http://packman.jacobs-university.de/suse/11.?/                                                                                                                                    
 * Main Update Repository  - http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.?/       

But I do not think I should get any problem.

Thank you for your support.

You might want to look at this, but it depends on your java browsing. You may not need to do it. I generally do.
The Quick Java Switch and Fix

Do you actually have libdvdcss installed?

Ok I will try to install the Sun Juva package no problem.

Yes I have the libdvdcss installed correctly I checked.

Anyway I would like to ask few more questions:

  1. In this moment I have installed: VLC, Kaffeine, MPlayer, Xine and Amarok
    Frankly I do not like having more the one program if the program can do exactly what the others can. I have installed in Windows Vista, and I have to say that is fantastic I can reproduce every video or audio file (it doesn’t matter the format).

So are Kaffeine, Mplayer,Xine and Amarok usuful for something else?
Something that VLC cannot do?

2)As I mentioned before , I have the problem that with this application I can bearely hear the audio (apart in Amarok).Unless I am mistaken someone mentioned a file to edit or a Suse applet to run in order to solve the issue. Is it correct?

Regards

  1. Good to have choice just in case IMO. Amarok is for audio and is best IMO for that.

  2. Do you mean VLC audio is quiet?

On 2010-11-09 17:36, FabrizioS wrote:

> So are Kaffeine, Mplayer,Xine and Amarok usuful for something else?
> Something that VLC cannot do?

Variety is one of the nice things about linux. Another is that you can have
different frontends to the same libraries or program: both kaffeine and
xine use libxine, for example, and there are more. Mplayer is a different
one, and so is vlc. Amarok I think uses libxine for audio. Some of these
programs can use different backends.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)

Thanks for your response

All right, I explain better the audio issue:

When I try to reproduce an audio file (ex mp3) or a video file (ex mp4) I can bearely hear the audio track and even if I turn up the volume to its maximum if audio is still a bit weak. Only in Amarok I can reproduce the mp3 files clearly.

For this reason I have to rule out the followings:

  1. That the sound card is not working correctly:I can hear very well the welcome intro when I start Suse.

  2. That the issue depends on some library:in this case Amarok should not work perfectly.

Someone mentioned that I had to edit something I think but I do not what.

Any idea???

Regards

Check the mixer volume sliders

If you wish someone to check your mixer settings, as a regular user in your home directory type:

amixer > amixer-output.txt

and then open amixer-output.txt with a text editor and post it on Pastebin.com - #1 paste tool since 2002! and press submit on that site. It will give you a URL/web-address where the mixer settings that you copied are kept. Simply post that web address here and we can look at the mixer settings.

As caf4926 noted, likely your PC’s mixer settings are incorrect (often the PCM volume control setting is too low).

Thanks for your kindness

I have said as you wrote: I copied and pasted the mixer text file that you can find at the following address:

Bash | Simple mixer control ‘Master’, - Amixer - Vs1PC0fd - Pastebin.com

Regards