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Re: [opensuse] OpenSUSE 11.1 on PS3
  • From: Roger Oberholtzer <roger@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 05 Jan 2009 11:36:43 +0100
  • Message-id: <1231151803.13685.19.camel@xxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2009-01-05 at 00:01 -0600, Rajko M. wrote:
On Sunday 04 January 2009 06:01:26 am Roger Oberholtzer wrote:

Is there a mailing list for people using openSUSE on Playstation 3
boxes? I did not see reference to it on the openSUSE PS3 web page. If
there is no such list, are there any folk on this list doing this? I
have a few questions...

It seems there is.

This is the web page I mentioned. Makes no mention of a mailing list. I
have indeed been to the forum. I am partial to mailing lists if they are
active. They seem, somehow, more direct.

Anyway, my interest is in getting media access (e.g., MP3 MPEG DIVX)
working via openSUSE. You may ask why on a playstation that already does
media? Well, with the PS3 software it seems to be a hit-or-miss affair.
You can hook up media and it will look for things. But you have no
control over what it looks for on the media. If it does not like
something, it simply does not show it. For example, it shows no MP3s.
Only the folders show up. I claims there is nothing in them. But of
course they contain MP3s. Similar with videos. The only video it will
show is one I encoded myself from video tape. So, I think the PS3 is not
showing any content it thinks is copyrighted. Even if is is fully legal.
Thus my interest in openSUSE as an alternative.

I think the openSUSE PPC/PS3 install is quite well done. And
surprisingly complete. Except for media players. There is a restricted
media page at openSUSE that has a 1-click to add lots of these things.
But the install fails as all the packages do not exist for PPC. Or at
least they do not exist where the x86 packages are.

Has anyone installed on PPC/PS3 the Fluendo software (the stuff you buy)
to access various video and audio formats? At 26 Euros it is reasonable
- if it will play my content...

So far, I have installed RealPlayer (from 2005!) to get MP3 playback. A
more current Helix does not play MP3- It even tells you to install
RealPlayer if you want to listen to MP3 audio.

Roger Oberholtzer

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