Here are some Suse9.2 goodies for you. These will allow you to play dvd's and avi (divx/XviD etc..) files. You need to remove xine-libs using yast before you start. Then its just the usual:

#rpm -U 'rpm_to_install.rpm'

running as root.

[EDIT] >> Have just had it pointed out to me that these rpm's are for x86 processors ONLY and will not work on a 64bit version. If you have a 64bit suse and want dvd+avi then pop along to the link at the bottom of this page for a more detailed guide and grab the correct rpm's for your system (i.e. not ending in ixx86.rpm) sorry for any confusion- but its a new thing for me 2! This guide is just a log of how I got it working on my home x86 system.

Come and get it! (20Meg zip for x86 systems) >> notes+windows codecs+libxine

As for dvd playback:

1) You need to get dvdcss from here (

2) Make sure that DMA is enabled for your DVD to stop jumpy playback. Replace the /dev/dvdrecorder with the name of your drive if its different

# hdparm -d1 /dev/dvdrecorder

You should now be good to go.

If you need a little more help:))

Here is the bumph from my konsole window when I installed them.

john@linux:~> su
linux:/home/john # rpm -U '/home/john/Desktop/'
linux:/home/john # hdparm -d1 /dev/dvdrecorder

setting using_dma to 1 (on)
using_dma = 1 (on)
linux:/home/john # rpm -U '/home/john/Desktop/' '/home/john/Desktop/'
warning: /home/john/Desktop/ V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 5277a2fa
linux:/home/john #

If you want a bit more info please visit for a more detailed guide. This link should also help those people with a 64 bit install (according to the forums).


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