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 15.0 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_15.0/ 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

Previous Stable Release (has reached end of life)

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

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

sudo zypper dup --from Packman

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

sudo zypper in flash-player gstreamer-0_10-plugins-base gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ffmpeg gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-extra gstreamer-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-libav gstreamer-plugins-qt phonon-backend-gstreamer gstreamer-0_10-utils faac faad2 x264 lame k3b-codecs ffmpeg lame phonon-backend-vlc phonon4qt5-backend-vlc vlc-codecs libdvdcss2 vlc

Optionally, you can install this if you are not able to play all your media:
gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-orig-addon

Mission Complete

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