This page was very useful for troubleshooting why Skype wouldn’t run straight off the website installation for OpenSuse. On Linux Skype is a 32-bit application, but my version of OpenSuse was 64-bit, so this page explains the steps needed to install the missing libraries that would allow a 32-bit Skype application to run.
The OpenSuse Community Restricted Multimedia Formats page was ultra useful today for getting my xvid-encoded videos playing smoothly on my OpenSuse installation. A nice extra surprise was that it smoothened the video on Flash playing within my browser. I was getting annoyed by jerky YouTube playbacks, and this ymp file for my Gnome environment seemed to fix this.