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biotek1 12-10-2003 11:23 PM

multimedia on suse 9
Hi I just installed suse 9 pro on my dell inspiron 4150.

i chose the default package install, but subsequently added gnome, mozilla, evolution, mozplugger.

i cannot get any multimedia to play though either streaming from the web liek quicktime movie trailers or content thats on my local computer from my XP partition.

also DVDs dont play either.

does any one have a fix for these issues in Suse 9 ?


Caeda 12-10-2003 11:30 PM

Quicktime isnt a linux program, so I have no idea why you'd try to stream media to linux using it. DVD's won't play without a dvd player, so go install one from the web.

biotek1 12-11-2003 12:52 AM

i'm not trying to stream media i am trying to play something off of the web.

from example from:

i have used distros like redhat and mandrake before where you could use apt-get to install software like mplayer from the web, but i am not sure if that works on suse.

as far as DVD playing goes , they include kaffeine that does not play dvd's.

for all the hype about Suse being the next best thing to XP , i hardly see how when it is not clearly eveident to enable simple things such as this.

but if anyone has a known source where they were able to get a package that succesfully enabled them to play DVD's and movie trailers off the web in the more popular formats such as quicktime, wmv i would be thankful if they could point me in that direction,


Caeda 12-11-2003 01:31 AM

Mplayer works fine for all of these. But your still not going to stream quicktime movies. Quicktime is a Windows and Mac program.

thegreatgatsby 12-11-2003 05:47 AM

Mplayer plays dvds - it's easy enough to install as long as you follow the instructions (took me an evening) (

Quicktime - Suse is selling a software bundle called "Wine Rack" which has various programs to use windows apps including quicktime.

Hitokiri_X 12-11-2003 07:09 AM

You can watch quicktime trailers and abunch of other web stuff with mplayerplug-in,works great for me.

Eugene 12-11-2003 09:08 AM

Get Apt-rpm/Synaptic and download MPlayer and its plugins, and additions... EVERYTHING will work.


search on google for apt-rpm for suse....

biotek1 12-11-2003 09:17 AM

ok i will give it a shot , thanks to all for the help.

TrikerII 01-03-2004 10:03 AM

What's the procedure in getting Quicktime to work on RedHat 9? And will Mplayer work as a plugin for Mozilla?

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