I went back and reloaded the libdvdcss files and I can now get most DVDs to playback, but only in xine. Totem and Kaffeine still will not play any DVDs.
When trying to open in Kaffeine, I get the following message, "This version of Xine (used by Kaffeine) has only a reduced set of supported codecs. It is not able to play DVDs. Read http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/se.../xine_dvd.html
for further details." Of course the link goes nowhere (I'm beginning to really detest the "official" SuSE support). The version Kaffeine I have, I think, is 0.7.1.
When trying to open in Totem, I get this message, "There were no decoders found to handle the stream, you might need to install the corresponding plugins". I thought adding the libdvdread and libdvdcss were supposed to fix that.
The DVDs which will not playback in xine give this message, "The source seems encrypted, and can't be read. Your DVD is probably crypted. According to your country laws, you can or can't install/use libdvdcss to be able to read this disc, which you bought. (Media stream scrambled/encrypted)". Again, I have libdvdcss installed (version 1.2.8), so what's going on?
I really don't mind using xine for DVD playback, but I am curious as to why Totem and Kaffeine will not work and xine will. Also, why will some DVDs playback in xine and not others even though I supposedly have the correct libs installed?