ok, so i wandered around and found another 2 rpm packages on the net - namely the one from http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=175
and xvid-0.9.1-1.pm.0.i586.rpm (xvid)
now the problem is, i cannot have any display! - the sound plays fine in xine, but no screen - and it also made the other formats (divx is already not supported) mpeg, vcd, etc not playable - all i get is a black screen. when i drag the video screen around it shows blue traces - the funny thing is the video screen does resize to the movies' original size (say, my video is 512x300 it will resize to that but no display whatsoever)
i tried different display plugins (auto, xv, xshm, vidixfb, vidix, fb, none) and still no go - i even tried uninstalling the display drivers of my video card (nvidia official drivers - tried reverting to the original drivers (without acceleration) by suse) and still no go...
(mplayer has the same problem - sound but no screen, kmplayer as well)
argh! please! can someone help me!