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Old 09-30-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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how to play the avi file in opensuse 12.3

Dear friends:
I need to play the avi file in open suse 12.3. I just downloaded a xine player in opensuse website. But it can not work. It gives me an error code about "it uses an unsupported codec"
How to resolve this problem.
Old 09-30-2013, 11:10 AM   #2
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what codec?

mediainfo /path/to/avifile.avi
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Old 09-30-2013, 11:39 AM   #3
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:11 PM   #4
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I ran into a similar problem in Mageia with MP4 files. I had to enable what Mageia calls "tainted" repos--tainted by possible licensing issues in some countries, that is. Then I was able to install the necessary codecs.

This might help: VLC has it's own repos for OpenSUSE
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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Have you read and REREAD the opensuse wiki on multimedia
and installed the "packman" repo and SET the priority !!!( 0 to 200 with 99 default )
( and allow "vender change" )

and the Restricted formats section!!!!! and .AVI is a "Restricted format"

there is also a VLC repo

i use Smplayer a QT4 GUI for Mplayer

but if you MUST use Xine

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