18.4. Playing Movie Files

You can choose between several movie players shipped with your openSUSE. Kaffeine is the default KDE movie player and can be run with several back-ends, such as Xine and MPlayer.

Abbildung 18.5. Kaffeine Main Window

Kaffeine Main Window

The formats you can view with Kaffeine depends on the back-end (by default, Xine is used). Xine interprets many of the most common multimedia formats available. For more information, refer to http://xinehq.de/.

In case the format is not supported by the player's engine, openSUSE offers to search for a suitable codec which you can then install with YaST.

Kaffeine can also play multimedia streamed over the Internet and can be used as a plug-in for Konqueror. It provides the usual options for playing files in full screen mode, navigating through files, and more. You can also take a snapshot of the video and save it as an image.

Apart from Kaffeine, openSUSE also ships RealPlayer for Linux. RealPlayer supports RealAudio, RealVideo, Ogg Vorbis, Theora, and more.