Updated: 15 September, 2014
13. Multimedia Codecs
This chapter describes three different methods for installing the packages needed to playback most multimedia formats - including MP3, DVDs etc., with Kaffeine (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
, 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:
- Packman Repository
- libdvdcss repository (skip if you don't need DVD playback)
Then install the following packages with YaST Software Management:
- libdvdcss2 (skip if you don't need DVD playback)
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://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/packman/suse/13.1/ packman
zypper addrepo -f http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/13.1/ dvd
Then install the necessary packages (skip libdvdcss2 if you don't need DVD playback):
zypper install libxine2-codecs k3b-codecs ffmpeg lame gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-orig-addon gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ffmpeg libdvdcss2
You may be asked if you want to allow vendor change for some packages - allow it.
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