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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.
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).
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!?)
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
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.
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.