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You might need to install a bit more with Fedora or OpenSUSE than mint, because mint tends to come with most of the codecs installed. But once you install the codecs on fedora or SUSE, there will be no major differences between those distros for multimedia.
i think one of the benefits of linuxmint is that it is based in ireland (a non interpol country) so they can include patented codecs (mp3, libdvdcss, flash, ...) without the fear of the f.b.i. arresting them.
Really, I can't see the point of these threads. This is not the first one, and they start off from a point close to 'Choose from A, B, and C', and after a discussion of the supposed virtues of A B and C (and maybe D), the OP comes back with a 'Z is the best' response, based on none of the discussion, and with no real argument for the supposed superiority of Z, or what was wrong with A, B, C or D.
Now, I am not really immediately concerned with the relative virtues of the things under discussion, but I do wonder how threads of this kind can be considered to contribute to either Linux Questions, or the OP's path to enlightenment.
suse and video's ? do not mix well
they can BUT the suse "main & Oss" tends to want to replace the packman ones if the priorities are not right
even then getting suse to display the thumbnails of videos is not easy
again the " main & oss" wants to replace the packman ones that you need to ADD after the fact
now do to the legalitys tis is not all that well documented
the multimedia and thumbnails have been the ONLY BIG issues i have had with OpenSUSE
Now Fedora on the otherhand about the ONLY problems were NOT with multimedia ( once i fallowed the Mjmwired or dangermouses "autoten" )
issues with other things but not media
I am chinese, ubuntu is the easiet Distro to install chinese input methods.
Well, at least, that is a piece of information; as it wouldn't be apparent from your brief personal description, if you start further threads in which the input method might be a consideration, including that information at the start of the thread would probably be a good idea.