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Installing OpenSUSE tumbleweed Multimedia Codecs

Installing OpenSUSE tumbleweed Multimedia Codecs

As we know OpenSuse is one the most famous Linux distro providing , In this post I am going to tell you how to install multimedia codecs on OpenSUSE tumbleweed , process is also same for OpenSuse Leap.

About OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

As per OpenSuse  “The Tumbleweed distribution is a pure rolling release version of openSUSE containing the latest stable versions of all software instead of relying on rigid periodic release cycles. The project does this for users that want the newest stable software. ”

Installing Codecs in Opensuse:

For Installing codecs we have to add Packman Repo . (Require Root privilages use (su -i). Remember If things don’t work after installing the codecs, make sure all your multimedia packages are coming from Packman.

Add  Pacman Repo

sudo zypper addrepo -f

or Try

sudo zypper addrepo -cfp 90 '' packman

for OpenSuse Leap

sudo zypper addrepo -cfp 90 '$releasever/' packman

Installing Multimedia codecs

sudo zypper install vlc vlc-codecs k3b-codecs ffmpeg lame gstreamer-plugins-libav gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-fluendo-mp3 libdvdcss2

Update to latest Version

zypper dist-upgrade --from packman

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This list of codec packages seems too short compared to what I’ve seen everywhere else. Is there any significant difference?


zypper addrepo -f
doesn’t work with error
If only one argument is used, it must be a URI pointing to a .repo file.


thanks, it did work