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Updated: 24 July, 2017
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Getting Started
1. Introduction
2. Switching to GNU/Linux
3. Getting openSUSE
4. Installation
The Fundamentals
5. KDE Workspace
6. Apps for Common Tasks
7. Security and Root
8. Terminal
9. Admin. Settings (YaST)
10. Installing Software
11. Software Repositories
12. MS Windows Interop
13. Multimedia Codecs
14. Browser Plugins
15. Graphics Drivers
16. Wifi
A: Help and Docs
B: Games
C. Under the Hood
D. History and Background
E: Getting Involved
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13. Multimedia Codecs
This chapter describes two different methods for installing the packages needed to playback most multimedia formats - including MP3, DVDs etc., with Dragon (video) and Amarok (audio). You can use manual 1-click installation or use the command line - whichever method you prefer.

By default only free, open, non-patent encumbered formats such as Ogg Theora, Ogg Vorbis and Flac are supported for legal reasons (US software patents and Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)).

13.1 Codec Installation with 1-Click
1) Click on the button below to add the necessary repositories and install the required packages with 1-click install.


tip If a conflict dialog appears, select to install the packages with Vendor Change.

2) Afterwards make sure all your multimedia packages are coming from the Packman Repository:
Start YaST Software Management => Click on View => Click on Repositories => Select the Packman Repository => Click "Switch system packages" => Click "Accept"


13.2 Codec Installation in the Terminal
To install codecs using the terminal instead, do these steps:

tip Use Copy/Paste to avoid typos. To paste in Konsole right click mouse => Paste - or use Ctrl+Shift+V.

1) Add the needed repositories:
zypper addrepo -f packman
zypper addrepo -f dvd

2) Then install the necessary packages:
zypper install ffmpeg lame gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-ugly-orig-addon gstreamer-plugins-libav libdvdcss2

You will be asked if you want to allow vendor change for some packages - allow it.

3) Make sure all your multimedia packages are coming from the Packman Repository:
zypper dup --from
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