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Old 02-03-2003, 04:40 AM   #1
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Question dvd, legality and pies


riiiight

Im using Mandrake 9.0 and trying to play a DVD for...
1. Cool value
ii. Linux is faster
C. So i can get Matrix (etc) inspriation to carry on

right ive tried Xine's plugin thingy... Installed it using rpm. Didn't work, same as usual error message saying encryption not found or something, and it also made Linux Crash (Windows stylee).

tried using Mplayer, needed lib.png.so.2 or something like that... and if i install that, all other programs are dependant on lib.png.so.3 which comes with the mandrake 9.0 installation!!!!! Deadlock situation.

I've kinda 1/2 heartedly tried Orge or something, but something simliar went wrong...

PPLLLLEEEEAAAASSEE help + no arrogance + newbie stylee.
 
Old 02-03-2003, 05:01 AM   #2
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DVDs in Linux is fun.

1) You can have both libpng.so.2 and libpng.so.3 present at once. Recompiling the app will make this requirement go away however.

2) Xine is rather hit and miss. I use Ogle nowadays, it's not really developed anymore but it does work.

3) MPlayer also works apparently, but I had audio/video synch issues.

All of these apps have rather wierd interfaces, but I know of an effort in Gnome at any rate to get a decent multimedia system up and running (should be able to play dvds with menus/interactivity etc in a few months).
 
Old 02-03-2003, 06:01 AM   #3
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Exclamation Cornish pastey pasty & desktop & stuff

Cheers mate,

Just a few newb annoying questions... SO i install libpng.so.2 even though it says it will affect the others? Or does it just lieing?
Do I use a tar file or rpm?

Oh yeh legality stuff forgot to mention... Is it legal to do all this? I've heard of legal battle against this chappy whos decoded the DVD's by offical geezerz at the top.

Oh yeh and the pies! Pies cool! And a cornish pasty battle i think has finally ended with the flat pasty becoming patented cornish. People are dieing of starvation and all people can do is argue over pasties! LOL.

ALSO my desktop, ive got BlackBox how do i run blackbox??

All these cool things would get my mates into Linux quicker than you can say "Linny linny Linux is mee mate"
(I need more tea!!! Or maybe I need less tea!?)

Bless yas,

gnooowe
 
Old 02-03-2003, 07:28 AM   #4
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On http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/groups/dvd/downloads.shtml it says: "Use these RedHat RPMs for most systems. The RPMs have been reported to work on Red Hat 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, and 8.0; Mandrake 7.1, 8.0, 8.1, 8.2, and 9.0; "

That might be worth a try. I would suggest though that you try and compile the player (how to is on the same site), that should definitely get better results performance wise and you wouldn't have to deal with the dependency- desaster.

As far as I'm concerned it's perfectly legal to play you're legaly purchased dvd on the player of your choice. Reason why they are sueing the chap who broke the scrambling code is that they presume that we linux-folk are all criminals only interested in copying dvd's and pirating them.
That code btw was originaly there only to be able to distribute the dvd's using their regional marketing techniques (different region different price) not to prevent copying.
I got windvd with my video-card so I do have the licence for the code and to play the dvd, that's how I see it

for blackbox: try putting exec /path/to/blackbox in .xinitrc

Anne
 
Old 02-03-2003, 08:13 AM   #5
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Cheers luv, big fat sloppy holy Kiss (((((((K))))))))
 
Old 02-03-2003, 08:17 AM   #6
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does that mean that you just got something to work or that you like me personaly

Anne
 
Old 02-03-2003, 08:22 AM   #7
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Cool urrr....

I havnt actually tried yet, I'm still over excited that someone actually replied (2 in fact).

So lovingly Ive added both of you to my buddy list (hope you dont mind ).

Personally?? Well... Urr... (red face).

Never say never.. I never do, so its ok.
 
Old 02-03-2003, 08:32 AM   #8
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Off course we replied, that's what we're here for!
My linux knowledge is limited (I'm far from being a guru), but if I can help anywhere I do.

Let us know when you've succeeded in something or need more help.

Anne
(no need to blush by the way, allthough I always did find blushing men very attractive...)
 
Old 02-03-2003, 08:38 AM   #9
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well... urr... add me to ya msn messanger if want, g000we@hotmail.com.NOSPAM (without the .NOSPAM).
 
Old 02-03-2003, 08:40 AM   #10
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Sorry, aint got no messenger.
Microsoft products are a no go for me and besides, I don't think my bf would like the idea

Anne
 
Old 02-03-2003, 08:57 AM   #11
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hmmm...
well, may Jesus bless your relationship with your bf.



SO what do linux people use for chat/messaging? If so, how do you get it to work for Mandarke 9.0?

Bless yas.
 
Old 02-03-2003, 09:07 AM   #12
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you could try the gnome messenger, which I think is included in the latest versions of gnome. Or else search www.rpmfind.net for messenger progs.

Anne
(thanx for your well-wishes)
 
Old 02-03-2003, 11:55 AM   #13
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RPM is lying to you basically yes. The problem is that as far as it is concerned, there is 1 package called libpng with 3 versions. In fact, at the technical level, there are at least 3, so it assumes if you want to install libpng.so.2 it has to uninstall v3, which would break a load of apps. Silly RPM.

Just either recompile the app, or use an RPM designed specifically for your distro.
 
Old 02-03-2003, 12:43 PM   #14
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there are no sync issues with mplaeyr anymore. it is by FAR the best dvd software on linux. apart from dvd menus, which are a waste of time anyway. if you want to start ripping dvd's you could do worse than trying my application, http://acidrip.thirtythreeandathird.net which is based around mplayer.
 
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