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Old 03-07-2008, 02:11 PM   #1
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Suse 10.2 installing YaST repository and installing Mplayer

I have been trying for months to install Mplayer as I was told it would play .mov files from my Kodak camera. I was just trying to listen to Classic FM and it directed me to Mplayer which said compile from source. As I am completely useless at this I typed suse mplayer into Google very simple instruction for Suse 9.1, in the suse community.

I am close to tears as I have been able to view .mov files of my children over the past year. So as a thank you to the Suse community and LinuxQuestions how to do it for Suse 10.2 as I know how hard it can be as a complete newbie. From desktop:
Click on green lizard in bottom left hand corner.
Move mouse to application tab
Click on system
Scroll down, click on Administrator settings yaST
In pop up window type root password
New window, left hand side click on software
Click on installation source in right hand box.
New window configured software catalogs
Near bottom click on 'add'
Then choose HTTP and click on next
In server name type
Underneath 'Directory on Server type suse/10.2
Then when it has done the business click on 'finish'
That will close that window revealing the previous control center
This time click on Software Management (instead of installation source)
Then type mplayer into the search box on the left
And on the right appears all manner of wonderful things, including Mplayer, tick the box and off you go.

Thank you again
Old 03-09-2008, 08:03 AM   #2
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Question suse 10.2 installing yast repository

I do not use mplayer but a search at suse build service using suse 10.2 and mplayer as search argument shows me that there a mplayer and a one click install

best of luck
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Install a packman repository and then use the package manager to install the prepackaged mplayer package normally using the YaST2 package manager.

My packman repo is here:

Change 10.3 to 10.2 and see if it exists. There are other mirror sites. The SuSE website may have a list of them. Also look for a VLC repo site as well.



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