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Old 01-18-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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Odd problem playing dvd videos


As far as I can tell playing dvd movies is one of the most common problems linux newbies have.

The problem I have is that it won't play one particular dvd. I have already installed libdvdcss and it seems to work with most of my movies. Only the firefly series seems to have any problems.

Has anyone else had this same problem?
 
Old 01-18-2008, 11:33 AM   #2
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since u r using a redhat system, this may work out for u

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...fedora-581644/
 
Old 01-18-2008, 11:39 AM   #3
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er...sorry that's out of date. I'm using ubuntu. I set up this account 2 years ago
 
Old 01-18-2008, 02:24 PM   #4
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What error messages do you get?
 
Old 01-19-2008, 03:03 PM   #5
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Totem gives an error message: The source seems encrypted, and can't be read. Are you trying to play an encrypted DVD without libdvdcss?

When run from the terminal this is the output:


libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 1.1.7 from http://xine.sf.net
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.9 for DVD access
libdvdread: Attempting to use device /dev/scd0 mounted on /media/cdrom0 for CSS authentication
libdvdnav: Can't read name block. Probably not a DVD-ROM device.
libdvdnav: Unable to find map file '/home/matt/.dvdnav/.map'
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00f50000. Regions: 2 4

libdvdread: Attempting to retrieve all CSS keys
libdvdread: This can take a _long_ time, please be patient

libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.VOB at 0x00000130
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.VOB at 0x000001d4
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB at 0x000051a3
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_1.VOB at 0x00370696
libdvdread: Error cracking CSS key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_1.VOB (0x00370696)!!
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Found 2 VTS's
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdnav: Language 'en' not found, using '��' instead
libdvdnav: Menu Languages available: ��
AFD changed from -2 to -1
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 1.1.7 from http://xine.sf.net
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.9 for DVD access
libdvdread: Attempting to use device /dev/scd0 mounted on /media/cdrom0 for CSS authentication
libdvdnav: Can't read name block. Probably not a DVD-ROM device.
libdvdnav: Unable to find map file '/home/matt/.dvdnav/.map'
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00f50000. Regions: 2 4

libdvdread: Attempting to retrieve all CSS keys
libdvdread: This can take a _long_ time, please be patient

libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.VOB at 0x00000130
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.VOB at 0x000001d4
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB at 0x000051a3
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_1.VOB at 0x00370696
libdvdread: Error cracking CSS key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_1.VOB (0x00370696)!!
libdvdread: Elapsed time 1
libdvdread: Found 2 VTS's
libdvdread: Elapsed time 1
 
Old 01-19-2008, 03:38 PM   #6
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I don't use totem -- it always seems to cause me strange problems. Try installing vlc and see if it works any better with your problem DVDs.

One good thing about Linux is that you usually have many free options; why not take advantage of that?
 
Old 01-19-2008, 03:53 PM   #7
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I'll give that a try but it's not just totem that failed to play the dvd.
Other dvd's have worked including the other disks in the series.
 
Old 01-19-2008, 03:56 PM   #8
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That damned program worked! If someone can tell me why both gxine and totem didn't couldn't do it I'll be very grateful
 
Old 01-20-2008, 12:33 PM   #9
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read the tutorial i send u the link b4 it explains all
 
Old 01-20-2008, 06:58 PM   #10
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That damned program worked! If someone can tell me why both gxine and totem didn't couldn't do it I'll be very grateful
Beats me -- all I know is that life and Linux both require a good measure of trial and error at times ...
 
Old 01-21-2008, 06:07 AM   #11
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Beats me -- all I know is that life and Linux both require a good measure of trial and error at times ...
Excellent perspective.

Thanks for the tip. I was having the same problem, vlc works great!

Cheers
 
  


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