Monday, June 21, 2010

VLC on SLED 11 SP1

Out of the box, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (SLED 11) has no good video playback capabilities. In past (and now) I needed to add the Packman repos for openSUSE 11.1 and get those gstreamer plugins installed. Video playback for me is absolutely crucial as I use my lappy for entertainment as well; by that I meant playing my many downloaded AVIs, RMVBs and MPEGs.

VLC has always been the Swiss Army Knife of media players and VLC has always been sucky on openSUSE 11.1 (which SLED 11 was based on). With VLC 1.10 launched, I decided to give it a go on my SLED 11 SP1. I added the repo, refreshed it and installed vlc:

zypper ar -f vlc

zypper refresh vlc

zypper in vlc

I decided to add the 11.2 repo on a hunch, since there are numerous upgrades and additions to SP1.

So far it has been working well and I have no problems with any video or audio playbacks.


makkavelly said...

can't install libs are missing

makkavelly said...

can't install libs are missing

msian_tux_lover said...

What libs are missing?

Vladas said...

I have similar problem - on fresh SLED11SP1. Tried all repos from openSUSE:
/pub/videolan/vlc/SuSE/11.0 to 11.3

Trying to install VLC 1.2.0

Error: "nothing provides needed by vlc..."

I have not used any openSUSE repos.

msian_tux_lover said...

@Vladas VLC requires a package from openSUSE 11.1. While technically you should be able to install it fine, I am not sure that it is a good idea since it will mean you install a piece of unsupported code on your system. You can use Packamn repos for SLED 11

Also refer to the VideoLAN forum post here