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    dvd/divx in 9.1

    I am new to linux, and i have gotten to the point that I now have sound when i try to play a dvd and divx, but i have no video any help would be great

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    Hi cheyenne,

    Well, one program you may definetly want to get is MPlayer. MPlayer is a movie player that will play about any movie file you throw at it. If you want to get MPlayer, you can setup the official Suse Yast repository and search MPlayer in the 'Install and Remove Software' section. To setup this repository, check out this topic to see how ( Just remember to change the 9.2 to 9.1. After setting up the repository, go to the 'Install and Remove Software' section and search MPlayer. Check it in that list and click Install or Finish (I forget which one it is). I believe this installs the codecs as well. You will now have MPlayer installed.

    If you want to play dvd's, you will most likely need libdvdcss. One thing to note about it is that it is illegal in some countries, so you may want to check the legality of it in your region. If you are okay getting it, you can download the rpm file here ( To install this, you can click on it (just like opening any other program) and click 'Install with Yast'. I say this because I am not sure if libdvdcss is in Yast. If it is, just install it the same way you did MPlayer.

    You should now have a movie player to play everything including dvd and divx.

    Hope that helps,
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