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Old 01-20-2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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Playing DVD on Open Suse 11


Hi,

I have installed OpenSuse 11 and I am running on the Gnome environment.

To play DVD's and other media, If I install all the files with the word XINE in its name through YAST from the Novell disk, will it work? Is there any other files I should install!

Pardon me me if this sounds ignorant. I am new to LINUX have used it for about four months but still I am unable to play any media on it.

Thank you in advance for your help!
Cheers,
Sudharshan
 
Old 01-20-2009, 06:38 PM   #2
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To add support for various media types you need to install the codecs from the opensuse-community.org website.

This is the exact link for the package:

Codecs Pack for KDE,

Codecs Pack for GNOME.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 05:50 AM   #3
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Wink Have made progress

Hi, Thank you for your help! First time there is progress now I am getting excited. I was almost going to give up.

I went with the Gnome link you gave and installed everything it told me to and inserted the cd when it asked me to and at the end it said installation is successful.

I can play a wmv file from my pc no sound though and the screen froze. When I insert a DVD it automatically opens the totem player but it says it needs some codecs. Even if I open manually the vlc player does not play dvd neither does mplayer. Have I missed something?

Please bear with me a bit more.

Thanks again,
Cheers,
Sudharshan
 
Old 01-21-2009, 06:18 AM   #4
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Lost sound completely

Hi,

Now I have noticed that I have lost sound completely. Previously I was able to play mp3 and video on internet such as youtube or other sites. It has slowed down my system considerably and no sound.

Any tips please.

Cheers,
Sudharshan
 
Old 01-21-2009, 09:05 AM   #5
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Progress

Hi,

I re configured the sound with the 'alsaconf'.

I I can play video files like wmv, mp4 on the 'vlc' player. Also the vlc player plays dvd without sound.

The mplayer does not play dvd. It plays the mp4 but only with sound and no video.

Please help!

Cheers,
 
Old 01-21-2009, 07:20 PM   #6
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Hi,

I have had the same issue with mplayer, i installed smplayer and it went away.
But i dont know whats the issue or how smplayer solves it, because smplayer is
just a front-end to the mplayer and does not do anything different!

Anyway try with smplayer and see if it helps.

Regards.
 
Old 01-22-2009, 06:23 AM   #7
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Smile you are a Genius

Thanks my friend,

After I installed smplayer it is working fine. Previously people were saying various things, even the staff at Novell were leading me through a dark alley. You solved in two simple steps. Thank you again.

Two minor issues, if you can help!

How do I stop totem player from starting automatically when a media file is clicked or when a dvd is inserted?

And ever since yesterday after I installed these files my surround sound speakers are constantly hissing, DO you know why? Is there any way I could stop it?

Thank you again for your help!

Best wishes,
 
Old 01-22-2009, 06:32 PM   #8
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Glad to see it worked!
On the first problem, you should be able to change the default media player from the control center.
I'm not familiar with Gnome, but it's something like Default Applications.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 03:10 PM   #9
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Thumbs up Great all is well!

Thank you for your valuable help! Everything is working now.

Bless you
 
  


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