VLC media player (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG, DivX/Xvid, Ogg, and many more) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. However in recent years it has also become a extremely powerful server to stream live and on demand video in several formats to our network and the Internet. VLC is made by the non-profit foundation VideoLAN.
It is started as a student project at the French École Centrale, Paris but is now a worldwide project with developers from 20 countries or more).
VLC is built in a modular way. This means that you can choose from a range of different modules to decide how to control VLC and how to display the video output.
VLC in not the default player in OpenSUSE, and doesn’t exist in the standard repository of OpenSUSE, so how do you install it on your machine?
For OpenSUSE 12.3:
$ sudo zypper ar http://download.videolan.org/pub/vlc/SuSE/12.3 VLC $ sudo zypper mr -r VLC $ sudo zypper in vlc
For OpenSUSE 12.2:
$ sudo zypper ar http://download.videolan.org/pub/vlc/SuSE/12.2 VLC $ sudo zypper mr -r VLC $ sudo zypper in vlc