Multimedia Codecs Terminal

Terminal Install Method

Open a terminal like konsole.

This can be done by pressing Alt+F2 and typing in either “terminal” or “konsole”

Add Repositories to do this copy and paste the following

openSUSE Leap 15.1 Instructions

Latest Stable Release

sudo zypper ar -f http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/x86_64/ AdobeFlash
sudo zypper ar -f http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Leap_15.1/ Packman
sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_Leap_15.1/ Mozilla
sudo zypper ar -f http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/openSUSE_Leap_15.1/ libdvdcss

openSUSE Leap 15.0 Instructions

Previous Stable Release

sudo zypper ar -f http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/x86_64/ AdobeFlash
sudo zypper ar -f http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Leap_15.0/ Packman
sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_Leap_15.0/ Mozilla
sudo zypper ar -f http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/openSUSE_Leap_15.0/ libdvdcss

openSUSE Leap 42.3 Instructions

Further Previous Stable Release (has reached end of life) so… don’t use this, go upgrade.

sudo zypper ar -f http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/x86_64/ AdobeFlash
sudo zypper ar -f http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/ Packman
sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/ Mozilla
sudo zypper ar -f http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/openSUSE_Leap_42.3/ libdvdcss

openSUSE Tumbleweed Instructions

Rolling Release

sudo zypper ar -f http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/x86_64/ AdobeFlash
sudo zypper ar -f http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/ Packman
sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/ Mozilla
sudo zypper ar -f http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/ libdvdcss

Continue Here for ALL versions

Once complete you will have to refresh the repositories by copying and pasting this:

sudo zypper ref

This is going to require some user interaction from you. You will have to agree to some things. The first will be the AdobeFlash repository, it is “unsigned”. If that is not going to work for you, you can decline.

The Mozilla, Packman and libdvdcss will provide certificate keys that you need to determine if you want to reject (r), trust temporarily (t) or trust always (a). I recommend you select for trust always.

I recommend making the Packman repository your primary source for multimedia libraries. You are less prone to issues with your multimedia files:

sudo zypper dup --allow-vendor-change --from Packman

Now you can install all the programs. Copy and paste this command:

sudo zypper in flash-player gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-good-extra gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-libav gstreamer-utils faac faad2 x264 lame ffmpeg lame phonon4qt5-backend-vlc vlc-codecs libdvdcss2 vlc

Optionally, you can install this if you are not able to play all your media:
sudo zypper in gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-bad-orig-addon

Mission Complete

Go ahead an give VLC a spin and watch that episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
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