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Old 12-26-2005, 03:04 PM   #1
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Mplayer=useless? I need a DVD player and other video playback support

I cannot get mplayer working. It's always one library problem after the other. I installed about 15 different packages already and it still doesn't work.

Is there any good DVD player and .wmv player out there for linux? I use xine/gxine for most things but it fails with DVD playback and doesnt support .asp or .wmv files.
Old 12-26-2005, 03:27 PM   #2
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Xine supports most MS media types. All you need is the codecs (look for a package called all or all-codecs) from mpalyers website and copy them into /usr/lib/win32. Xine also plays dvds fine but if they are encrypted you will need to install libdvdcss.
Old 12-26-2005, 03:30 PM   #3
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alot of the .wmv's are drm'ed these days as well. they have to phone bill g for permission to play.
Old 12-26-2005, 05:30 PM   #4
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i give up. it makes me too mad. it just isn't meant to be.
Old 12-26-2005, 05:39 PM   #5
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As reddazz said, you need libdvdcss.
Old 12-26-2005, 06:24 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by UK MAdMaN
As reddazz said, you need libdvdcss.
I installed libdvdcss. I even copied the libraries into /usr/lib/xine/plugins/1.0.3. Still didnt work.
Old 12-27-2005, 01:13 PM   #7
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totem - plays DVD fine. Try it


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