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Updated: 8 June, 2023
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Getting Started
1. Introduction
2. Switching to GNU/Linux
3. Getting openSUSE
4. Installation
The Fundamentals
5. KDE Plasma 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. Graphics Drivers
15. 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 two different methods for installing the packages needed to playback most multimedia formats - including MP3, DVDs etc., with the default media player VLC as well as playing online videos in Firefox. You can use manual 1-click 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)).

13.2 Codec Installation in the Terminal
To install codecs using the terminal instead, do these steps:

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

1) Add the needed repositories:
zypper addrepo -f packman
zypper addrepo -f dvd

2) Then install the necessary packages:
zypper install --allow-vendor-change ffmpeg-4 lame gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-ugly-orig-addon gstreamer-plugins-libav libavdevice57 libdvdcss2 vlc-codecs

3) Make sure all your multimedia packages are coming from the Packman Repository:
zypper dup --allow-vendor-change --from
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