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cuscus1986 01-08-2005 05:06 AM

Watching DVDs
 
Hi again,

My new and exciting question this time is... does anyone know of any good Linux DVD players and decoders? If it helps my current distro is Fedora Core 3.

Thanks

Proud 01-08-2005 05:11 AM

Install libdvdcss, and try MPlayer, Xine or Kaffeine. :)

acid_kewpie 01-08-2005 05:50 AM

mplayer does not require libdvdcss btw.

SlackerLX 01-08-2005 05:51 AM

Actually, "Proud" has a point here that any player would do.
I use Totem.
Just install these:
libdvdcss
libdvdread
xvidcore - optional

makuyl 01-08-2005 05:53 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by acid_kewpie
mplayer does not require libdvdcss btw.
Isn't it required for encrypted DVDs though?

acid_kewpie 01-08-2005 06:38 AM

nope. mplayer includes a heavily hacked version of it in it's own source code, which it called libmpdvdkit

makuyl 01-08-2005 02:51 PM

Thanks, didn't know that. The mplayer site even says that using systemwide libdvdcss libraries isn't recommended anymore.

minm 01-08-2005 02:53 PM

mplayer isn't very good at handling dvd menues...

Xine is very good at this though.

drj000 01-08-2005 06:11 PM

Re: Watching DVDs
 
Quote:

Originally posted by cuscus1986
Hi again,

My new and exciting question this time is... does anyone know of any good Linux DVD players and decoders? If it helps my current distro is Fedora Core 3.

Thanks

I think VLC is possibly the best video player for Linux, and it plays DVDs perfectly.

JaseP 01-09-2005 01:00 AM

I'd recommend Xine as well. I use it on both my desktop and laptop machines. As long as you don't attempt to rip movies, you probably don't have anything to fear, legally, from using DeCSS (fair use and all),... of course that's not legal advice...

reddazz 01-09-2005 01:45 AM

I didn't realise that mplayer doesn't need libdvdcss. I am with the xine crew on this one, as long as you have win32 codecs, xine is a beauty use for DVD, video and audio playback.

quietguy47 01-16-2005 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Proud
Install libdvdcss, and try MPlayer, Xine or Kaffeine. :)
Install it where and how?
Silly questions I know.......
I'm using Slackware so I have to compile from sources and am having trouble getting it to work.

SlackerLX 01-18-2005 03:10 PM

Go to http://linuxpackages.net/
download required packages with dependanciesand install them
$su
$installpkg *.tgz

student04 01-19-2005 01:39 PM

Xine is an excellent DVD player, and has nice menu support. I would recommend it.

Electro 01-19-2005 06:23 PM

I mainly use Video Lan Client for DVD and PVR because I can broadcast to other computers on my network and I do not have to figure out what audio track that has 6 channels when playing DVD movies. I do not suggest using xine because it is a little rough to figure what look for. mplayer is very good if neither VLC, xine, or ogle can not play the movie.


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