Theatre & Films Productions

Migration Progress Report 1

Here is a series of posts of the most common problems I encounter on migrating on a nice Linux Distribution. Remember: Google is our friend!

PROBLEM 1: Amarak cannot play MP3 files

ERROR MSG: Some media could not be loaded (playable)


In openSUSE 11.0 all our codec handling will be done using One-Click-Install.

This will enable you to have:

  • Flash
  • Java
  • Latest Amarok (with MP3 Support) for KDE, or Helix-Banshee for GNOME users
  • Encrypted DVD (libdvdcss)
  • Extra xine codecs, for MPEG-4 etc. (libxine1)
  • K3b with MP3 Support (k3b-codecs)
  • Win 32 Codecs (w32codec-all) well as the option of installing many more applications (select Customise mode at the screen), including:

  • Opera
  • VLC
  • ..and more

If you are using the KDE Desktop Environment ,click onĀ  codecs-kde.ymp

in the download file dialog, the default option is open with: YaST Media Package Handler.

Choose Amarok Packman (and Mplayer also)

Providing an uncrippled version of Amarok with MP3 support etc. using the XINE engine.

libxine is the beating heart of xine (a free gpl-licensed video player for unix-like systems) which among others provides support for decoding (and playing back) of many today available audio/video codecs, like mpeg-4 (DivX), mpeg-2 (DVD, SVCD), mpeg-1 (VCD), Quicktime and RealMedia just to name a few.

Enter Root password

TADA! :d

PROBLEM 2: Akregator


  • Go to
  • Click on Settings
  • Select the import/export tab
  • Click on Export your subscriptions as an OPML
  • Download the file
  • Open Akregator
  • Click on File>Import Feeds
  • Browse for the .opml file and select it
  • then give a folder name to the imported feeds and

TADA! :d

2 responses

  1. NikhiL

    hey with ubuntu also gagn ha bne problems la? i hope not?

    10 January, 2009 at 10:30 pm

  2. dan ubuntu, in fact there is no one-click installer.
    on the other hand, I find Synaptic package manager very helpful to get the software installed.
    in openSUSE, you have YaST2.

    10 January, 2009 at 10:46 pm

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