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Old 05-20-2007, 08:10 PM   #1
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Yet another "Can't Play DVD's" thread ...


Alright ... lemme give you my setup:
Edubuntu 7.04
Medibuntu repo installed
totem-xine, libdvdcss2, libdvdread3 installed.

I still can't play DVDs. Totem tells me "Totem could not play 'dvd:/'" when I attempt to open the DVD.
 
Old 05-20-2007, 08:46 PM   #2
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have you tried mplayer?
 
Old 05-20-2007, 08:51 PM   #3
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I found with my Kubuntu installation that I couldn't play DVDs after following all the instrucitons on the community documentation but funnily enough after i set up mp3 playback it worked. Difference being libxine1-ffmpeg although i don't know what you'll need or if this helps. The other problem I had from 6.06 days was I was running the AMD64 version and needed some extra stuff to smooth out the 32-64 problems.

Just some food for thought... mmm food. I'm going to eat lunch.
 
Old 05-20-2007, 09:07 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by slimm609
have you tried mplayer?
Now I have. It works, so I guess the codecs are installed. But mplayer seems to want to go directly to the video (chapter 1), skipping the menus. I need to access the DVD menus.

I understand that Totem is simply a front-end to the actual players (xine, mplayer). How do I tell which player it is using?

To my list of codecs, I've added ffmpeg and w32codecs, seemingly no difference.
 
Old 05-20-2007, 09:52 PM   #5
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open synaptic and see if xine is installed and if not then it is prob. using mplayer.

there should be a menu button on mplayer. ( dont have it installed to tell you where. (sorry))
 
Old 05-20-2007, 09:56 PM   #6
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use goggles
 
  


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