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Old 02-28-2006, 03:16 PM   #1
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how to play DVDs?


Hi all, I sort of hit a wall here where I don't exactly know where to go or what to ask or look for, so I guess I'll risk asking a dumb question: how do I play DVDs in Debian (KDE)? I installed okle, which of course installed it's own dependencies, but when I try to run it it just dies. If I do it from command line I get this
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error: rodney@office2:~$ okle
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
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**                                            **
**  No css library available. See             **
**  /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/README.Debian  **
**  for more information.                     **
**                                            **
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libdvdread: DVDDiscId read returned -1 bytes, wanted 20480
DVDGetDiscID failed
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
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**                                            **
**  No css library available. See             **
**  /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/README.Debian  **
**  for more information.                     **
**                                            **
************************************************
FATAL[ogle_mpeg_ps]: dvdreadblocks failed
rodney@office2:~$
Could it be something in my fstab? This is how I have my DVD drives set up there:

Code:
/dev/hdc        /media/cdrom0   iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0
/dev/hdd        /media/cdrom1   iso9660 ro,user,noauto  0       0
I am also unable to copy file directly from the DVDs, although the file system itself is visible and shows the correct sizes (as far as I can tell).
Thanks for any suggestions and feel free to call me names!
 
Old 02-28-2006, 03:53 PM   #2
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You need libdvdcss. As shown by
Code:
No css library available.
 
Old 02-28-2006, 04:28 PM   #3
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Thanks, I should have seen that. I saw libdvdcss discussed elsewhere as well. I notice though that it's not in the Debian repositories. That's a bit strange to me.
 
Old 02-28-2006, 04:33 PM   #4
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Is it listed as dvdcss? Do you have only the official and US repositories or the full set? If you check the top of the Debian forum, there is a sticky in which people have listed their repositories, if you need to know what else you can add that is.
 
Old 02-28-2006, 06:24 PM   #5
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I found a repository: http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/debian/ sid main
now I can play DVDs! Yay!

I have just two more questions: I still can't actually copy (rip) the movie files from the DVD to the hard drive, it tells me it can't read the file. I'm doing this in konqueror, so perhaps I need a plugin (or maybe it's just not possible). Next step is to try "drip" which is a "DVD reader and DivX encoder." I'm not sure what that means but it sounds promising.

Second question is about okle: is there a way to play the movie full-screen? I can click full screen and sure enough, the window border disappears and all, but the actual video stays the same size. I can make it larger by adjusting the screen resolution, but since this is a royal pain (have to edit xorg.conf by hand or reconfigure, otherwise x just resets itself and won't let me change the res from the desktop). So is there a way to make the movie itself larger according to the window size?

Thanks for all your help so far
 
Old 02-28-2006, 08:51 PM   #6
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You can also try Xine. Xine is a very good video player for Linux and it plays full screen as well.
 
Old 03-01-2006, 05:19 PM   #7
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You can also get libdvdcss if you go to gnu.org, and then click on the free software directory and search for libdvdcss. and you should find it and it should have a link for the debian package and then you just use dpkg -i to install it... thats what i did, and it works!

http://directory.fsf.org/search/fsd-...py?q=libdvdcss
 
  


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