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Updated: 15 August, 2016
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Getting Started
1. Introduction
2. Switching to GNU/Linux
3. Getting openSUSE
4. Installation
Day to Day Use
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
Click on the button below to install multmedia codecs with 1-click install.


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 k3b-codecs ffmpeg lame packman-gstreamer-meta-package libdvdcss2

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

13.3 Still not working?
If you still experience problems playing video and music with Dragon Player and Amarok respectively, try deleting the GStreamer cache by deleting the content of /home/username/.cache/gstreamer-1.0/ in the Dolphin file manager or by running this command:
rm ~/.cache/gstreamer-1.0/*

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