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Old 01-21-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
coopster
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fedora 16 and VOB files


Hi to all.
I've got fedora 16 (~1 yr now).
Recently PURCHASED a dvd (instructional) and the MediaPlayer wont play it.
It shows this error:
Could not read DVD. This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not installed.

Can't figure that out, so thought I'd just install VLC (which I used for years with windows). Not a problem w/ disc, reads fine in (workplace) windows pc.
VLC under Fedora does not know what to do with it.

I'm frustrated at this point. Time period for refund of $$ is past so I'd really like to get this resolved.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 01:30 PM   #2
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Most likely you need to install libdvdcss. I don't think the vlc install will pull that one in. There are good guides at Fedora Forums.

Also not Fedora 16 is quite out of date, they are up to 18 now.

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Old 01-21-2013, 01:33 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums!

You might find this page informative: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Multimedia/DVD

and this page actually helpful : http://easylifeproject.org/

Keep in mind support for Fedora 16 ends on Feb. 12. At that point, if you are still finding Fedora tricky, you might consider switching to a beginner-friendly distribution such as Linux Mint (which plays DVDs no problem "out of the box").
 
Old 01-21-2013, 03:18 PM   #4
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as you might know fedora will NEVER ship with patent( non-gpl)/copyright encumbered software

as such "out of the box" fedora will NEVER have support for video dvd's ( libdvdcss )
-- it is in ATrpms repo ---
however VLC AND libdvdcss ( needs to be installed separately ) will play "store bought" dvd's

RPM-Fusion has vlc
http://rpmfusion.org/Configuration

at the very top of the fedora forum IN Yellow is a link to some guides
http://www.fedoraforum.org/?view=fedora_setup

and a VERY VERY GOOD GUIDE !!
Mjmwired's page
--- for the soon to be dead fedora 16
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f16.html
see the "media players
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...l#mediaplayers


--- NOTE ---
Fedora 16 is about to hit it's End Of Life !!!

it is strongly recommended you do a new clean install of fedora 18. As SOON as possible .
 
Old 01-21-2013, 05:58 PM   #5
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you can get libdvdcss from the livna repo. however if you live in the us you arent supposed to install it.
 
Old 01-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #6
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you can get libdvdcss from the livna repo.
livna went off line about a year or two ago ,or maybe longer ?????

it is now in "atrpms"
 
Old 01-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #7
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livna went off line about a year or two ago ,or maybe longer ?????

it is now in "atrpms"
fyi (from http://rpm.livna.org/ ):
Quote:
Welcome to rpm.livna.org, a repository of add-on RPM packages for Fedora as well as RHEL (version 5 and later) and its compatible derivates like CentOS.

rpm.livna.org in the past provided many useful packages that those distributions rpm.livna.org supports did not want to ship for one reason or another. In 2008 rpm.livna.org merged with two other package repositories into RPM Fusion. All packages have been moved there except one that RPM Fusion for various reasons didn't want to take. Hence rpm.livna.org will remain running to ship just that package. rpm.livna.org is fully compatible with RPM Fusion and all other Fedora add-on repos that don't ship the package that rpm.livna.org ships.
can you guess what that 1 package is <@ ?
 
  


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