LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-03-2007, 08:00 AM   #1
carlosinfl
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 2,896

Rep: Reputation: 73
Unable To Watch DVD's


I am using Debian Lenny and have Totem (Movie Player) installed however when I throw a movie DVD into my DVD-ROM, I am unable to watch it and was wondering how I can do so? I would like to not download MPlayer or anything else as I would think Totem is sufficient and it just needs GStreamer plugin to watch movies but I don't know what exactly I need and or where to get it.

Can someone please point me in the right direction?

Thanks!
 
Old 12-03-2007, 08:49 AM   #2
craigevil
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: OZ
Distribution: Debian Sid
Posts: 4,732
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 455Reputation: 455Reputation: 455Reputation: 455Reputation: 455
Do you have libdvdcss installed? You can get it from the debian-multimedia.org repo. I would also suggest installing the gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg-full package from the same repo.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 08:58 AM   #3
Dutch Master
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,673

Rep: Reputation: 122Reputation: 122
Note that libdvdcss is not available for 64 bit! I've tried building it from source, but that failed for some reason (can't remember the errors though)
 
Old 12-03-2007, 03:14 PM   #4
carlosinfl
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 2,896

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 73
Thanks!

I am using Lenny (32-bit) simply because Flash is crucial in my day - day survival.

As for your suggestion, where do I find that repo? I searched and could not find the correct repo to add so I can apt-get the packages you suggested. Currently my source file looks like this:

Code:
cwilliams@cwilliams:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ lenny main

deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main
 
Old 12-03-2007, 03:31 PM   #5
craigevil
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: OZ
Distribution: Debian Sid
Posts: 4,732
Blog Entries: 12

Rep: Reputation: 455Reputation: 455Reputation: 455Reputation: 455Reputation: 455
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...e.list-330913/
 
Old 12-04-2007, 08:39 AM   #6
The slayer
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2005
Distribution: ubuntu 6.06
Posts: 28

Rep: Reputation: 15
You just need this part:
Code:
# Testing 
#deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
#Testing Security updates
#deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib
#deb-src http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib

THen search for the package.
 
Old 12-04-2007, 08:47 AM   #7
carlosinfl
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 2,896

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 73
I got it working and its awesome to be able to watch DVD's on my laptop and PC - thanks all!
 
Old 12-04-2007, 09:24 AM   #8
farslayer
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Willoughby, Ohio
Distribution: linuxdebian
Posts: 7,231
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 189Reputation: 189
just for future searches..

edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add the debian-multimedia repository.

http://www.debian-multimedia.org/
Code:
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org etch main
substitude etch/lenny/sid or stable/testing/unstable as appropriate for your system.

aptitude update
aptitude install debian-multimedia-keyring
aptitude install libdvdcss2

Last edited by farslayer; 12-04-2007 at 10:46 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unable to play DVD's rob2006 Linux - Software 3 05-09-2007 07:33 AM
How do i watch DVD's in linux??? carspidey Linux - Newbie 5 11-24-2005 05:54 PM
Can you guys watch DVD's in Mandriva 2005? Micro420 Mandriva 2 09-14-2005 11:59 AM
unable to watch tv on slackware 10 sundancekid Slackware 2 11-01-2004 11:59 AM
Can't watch my DVD's with xine tommym Linux - Software 3 10-31-2003 07:03 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration