Hi and welcome to the forum
Yes, this is the case with both SUSE and openSUSE.

You can either purchase the fluendo codec pack or add the packman repository and via YaST software Managerment switch the system packages (eg gstreamer) to the tweaked packages;

Change to a mirror in your locale from the list here;

http://packman.links2linux.org/mirrors

Use zypper rather than YaST, eg;
Code:
zypper ar -f -g -n "Packman" http://packman.inode.at/suse/SLE_11/ repo-packman
zypper ref
zypper dup --from repo-packman