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well just compile it and see what oes wrong, find out why it goes wrong, and stop it going wrong. sounds patronising, but if you just take a little time you'll get there. personally i never had any problems....
but then if you think that's patronising i spent all bloody day upstairs in Lloyds pharmacy in Kings Heath high street being told how to move a mouse. sadly though i was in with a group of old women who actually did need all the help they can get....
I think it might have something to do with the region encoding. I'm setting up a new pc and DVD ROM. I've read that you have to set the region in the DVD player. But I don't even know where to start there...
Since I've messed with the original installation of mdk, I can no longer find xine in the pull down menu. I know I'm still used to windows and haven't cut the leash. But does that mean somehting more as far as how the program operates?
You need the Xine DeCSS plugin, see the Xine homepage for info on this. I never got Xine or MPlayer to work right with DVDs, I just use ogle now.
Don't worry about the menus, you are lucky they work at all, we're in the process of removing the old menu system and moving to a new one, expect many apps to not have menu entries at all until we're done.
Hey. I think to read encrypted DVD with Xine you need to read the HOWTO on "Alternative plugins". This is how I got Xine to play my favorite DVDs. Here is the link. Xine can't give you them directly so you have to search for them. MPlayer comes with them included, although libdvdnav support is broken,
A src.rpm is similar to tar.gz file except that it's in an rpm format. I just like using tar.gz (tarballs) that way I can see everything once it's expanded. Sometimes the README that is included doesn't get read when compiling a src.rpm.
Yes, the README should be in the directory that the tar.gz file made.