Updated: 5 November, 2015

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Getting Started
1. Introduction
2. Switching to GNU/Linux
3. Getting openSUSE
4. Installation
Day to Day Use
5. KDE Workspace
6. Apps for Common Tasks
7. Security and Root
8. Terminal
9. Admin. Settings (YaST)
10. Installing Software
11. Software Repositories
12. MS Windows Interop
13. Multimedia Codecs
14. Browser Plugins
15. Graphics Drivers
16. Wifi
A: Help and Docs
B: Games
C. Under the Hood
D. History and Background
E: Getting Involved
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13. Multimedia Codecs
This chapter describes three different methods for installing the packages needed to playback most multimedia formats - including MP3, DVDs etc., with Dragon (video) and Amarok (audio). You can use 1-Click Install, manual installation or use the command line - whichever method you prefer.

By default only free, open, non-patent encumbered formats such as Ogg Theora, Ogg Vorbis and Flac are supported for legal reasons (US software patents and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)).

13.1 Codec Installation with 1-Click
Click on the button below to install multmedia codecs with 1-click install.


Note, if you get a warning dialog like this don't panic! Simply select the proper option, to either allow changing the vendor for some packages from openSUSE to Packman, or possibly to downgrade a package (usually the same package version, only with a lower build number) then click OK -- Try Again.


13.2 Manual Codec Installation
You can install the packages manually instead if you prefer.

First add the repositories with YaST Software Repositories:
tip If the concepts of package manager and repositories are foreign to you, revisit the chapters Installing Software and Software Repositories.

Then install the following packages with YaST Software Management:
13.3 Codec Installation in the Terminal
To install codecs using the terminal instead, do these steps:

Add the needed repositories (skip the dvd repo if you don't need DVD playback):
zypper addrepo -f http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/ packman
zypper addrepo -f http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/openSUSE_Leap_42.1/ dvd

Then install the necessary packages (skip libdvdcss2 if you don't need DVD playback):
zypper install k3b-codecs ffmpeg lame gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-ugly-orig-addon gstreamer-plugins-libav libdvdcss2

You may be asked if you want to allow vendor change for some packages - allow it.

tip Use Copy/Paste to avoid typos. To paste in Konsole right click mouse => Paste - or use Ctrl+Shift+V.

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