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Old 01-08-2005, 05:06 AM   #1
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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
 
Old 01-08-2005, 05:11 AM   #2
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Install libdvdcss, and try MPlayer, Xine or Kaffeine.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 05:50 AM   #3
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mplayer does not require libdvdcss btw.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 05:51 AM   #4
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Actually, "Proud" has a point here that any player would do.
I use Totem.
Just install these:
libdvdcss
libdvdread
xvidcore - optional
 
Old 01-08-2005, 05:53 AM   #5
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mplayer does not require libdvdcss btw.
Isn't it required for encrypted DVDs though?
 
Old 01-08-2005, 06:38 AM   #6
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nope. mplayer includes a heavily hacked version of it in it's own source code, which it called libmpdvdkit
 
Old 01-08-2005, 02:51 PM   #7
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Thanks, didn't know that. The mplayer site even says that using systemwide libdvdcss libraries isn't recommended anymore.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 02:53 PM   #8
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mplayer isn't very good at handling dvd menues...

Xine is very good at this though.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 06:11 PM   #9
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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.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 01:00 AM   #10
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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...
 
Old 01-09-2005, 01:45 AM   #11
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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.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 06:52 PM   #12
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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.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 03:10 PM   #13
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Go to http://linuxpackages.net/
download required packages with dependanciesand install them
$su
$installpkg *.tgz
 
Old 01-19-2005, 01:39 PM   #14
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Xine is an excellent DVD player, and has nice menu support. I would recommend it.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 06:23 PM   #15
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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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