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Old 08-29-2008, 08:38 PM   #1
Jim@HiTek
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Talking OH,NO, Realplayer as the default...


When I tried to run an audio piece off the web on this openSUSE installation, RealPlayer popped up as the 'default'. I don't want to use RP at all but the drop down doesn't show any generic sound player. Note that the hardware works fine, I get the log on music and such. (Is that realplayer too?)

Would someone please suggest an audio player I can use with Suse? Or is there one in SUSE I haven't found? If there is a built in player, how do I find it?

Thanks!

PS I did a search here but found no help the way I phrased my query. Also checked the SUSE help.

PPS The file I was trying to play is a .wav file.

Last edited by Jim@HiTek; 08-29-2008 at 08:47 PM. Reason: Add info
 
Old 08-30-2008, 04:07 PM   #2
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Hi,
I use often amarok as audio player particularly for my mp3 and ogg's but also for some webradios.
Therefore, you can install xine and mplayer to complete your players list.

Don't install xine from factory, it's limited due to right access and you 'll unable to play any divx with that release. It's better to use release from packman ;-)

now, you can use play inside the console ...
 
Old 08-30-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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Hi,
I use often amarok as audio player particularly for my mp3 and ogg's but also for some webradios.
Therefore, you can install xine and mplayer to complete your players list.

Don't install xine from factory, it's limited due to right access and you 'll unable to play any divx with that release. It's better to use release from packman ;-)

now, you can use play inside the console ...
I found Amarok but it doesn't play .wav files. I just downloaded and installed Kaffeine player and it did imply that it plays some Windoze media files and mentions playing RealPlayer files of some kind but does not show up in the 'other' drop down when I click on the .wav file. I'm searching for Kaffeine now so I can try to directly connect it to wav files...

Xine info doesn't mention wav files and doesn't show a version for SUSE. Calls itself a Video player.

Anyway, THANKS Fantasio!

I'm off to search for mplayer for SUSE!

([ramble]B-t-w, Kaffeine is only the second downloaded program I've installed in openSUSE V 10.3 (Wine was the other) and it hung the computer. During install, w/o anything else running, it took 20 minutes for Kaffeine to install and to reboot the computer. The reboot failed. After 35 minutes I pressed the hard reset button, even though there was some random HDD activity. It all seems to be working after that but it seems odd that with my new, clean installation of 10.3, the 2nd utility for SUSE I've installed (and it's well known) doesn't behave correctly. Scary. JMHO.[/ramble])
 
  


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