codecs

Get RAR Functionality in SUSE 10.2

Coming from Windows and WinRAR I attempted to figure out how to extract RAR files on SUSE and came up with the following solution.

Add the following source to YaST. If you are new to adding installation sources please refer to Adding YaST Installation Sources.

htt://ftp-linux.cc.gatech.edu/pub/suse/suse/update/10.2

Then goto Software Management and install unrar. Once completed you will be able to extract and view RAR contents through Konqueror just as you would with ZIP or TAR archive.

Update
You can now use SUSE software search to find up-to-date unrar packages. Also note that KDE 4 on SUSE seems to automatically come packaged with it.

SUSE 10.2 Media

I noticed that SUSE 10.2 did not come with the ability to play back many media formats, although RealPlayer was able to play some.

I searched the web and found that it was quite simple to add the ability to play most media files.

First add the Packman and Guru sources for YaST. If you are new to adding installation sources please refer to Adding YaST Installation Sources.

[Guru]
type = rpm-md
name = Guru
baseurl = http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/suser-guru/rpm/10.2/RPMS/

[Packman]
type = rpm-md
name = Packman
baseurl = http://packman.iu-bremen.de/suse/10.2/

Then open Software Management and install the following packages.

  • libxine1
  • xine-ui
  • libdvdcss (I haven't since I don't have dvds to play)

I also installed.

  • MPlayer
  • SMPlayer
After installing the above I have been able to play all the formats I have encountered. Just as a not I use Amarok for my audio playback.
Subscribe to RSS - codecs