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i'm quiet new to linux,i've just bought a dvd but i can't read any of them because xine or mplayer doesn't seems to be able to read a .vob file...
and second is it possible to launch a dvd with the dvd menu,like when you put your dvd in your living room dvd player to see it on a television?
can anyone plz help me,with a link or anything else that could help
Both xine and mplayer can play DVDs ... they
rely on a few other libraries to do so, though,
namely libdvdcss and libdvdread. mplayer will
also play vobs (again, if the dependencies are
met) if you mount the dvd.
xine and ogle will give you the DVD menu,
I don't know whether there are mplayer plugins
to do the same.
As I understand it, support for DVD menus is still rather weak, so even when you get them to run, you might sometimes run into problems with them; buttons that don't work or effects that don't show properly, etc. The main features should play fine though.
First check whatever DVD player you got installed .
By command line
will show if/where they are installed (if not you'll get something like "no xine in /usr/bin .......)
then by a preliminarely Google search download "libvdvdcss-1.2.8.tar.bz2"
install the library by
tar xjvf libvdvcss-1.2.8.tar.bz2
enter the directory "libvdvdcss-1.2.8"
./configure --prefix=/usr && make
then link the freshly installed lib by
reboot the system
When done check you have permissions as normal user on the dvd player device by
ls -l /dev/hdx (according to your system configuration) the output will be something like
brw-rw-rw- 1 root disk 22, 0 2002-06-09 21:27 /dev/hdx
"disk" is the group that "own" the node. It may be different on your distro
Edit /etc/group file adding yourself as normal user to "disk" group
Put a DVD into your drive and start xine/mplayer by simply typing
xine or mplayer from the console and enjoy