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Beginning SUSE Linux, Second Edition by Keir Thomas

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CHAPTER 19Movies and Multimedia

Movie playback is becoming increasingly popular on computers. Modern PCs come equipped with DVD-ROM drives and, coupled with the right software, these can play DVD movie discs. In addition, many web sites feature streaming movie clips or offer them for download.

SUSE Linux provides support for movie playback, but you'll need to install additional codecs in order to enjoy the broadest range of playback options. This chapter explains how to set up SUSE Linux for watching videos and DVDs on your computer.

Movie Playback Issues

Just as with audio (discussed in Chapter 18), various technologies are used in the computing world for video playback. Key among these are RealPlayer, Apple QuickTime, Windows Media Player, ...

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