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you mentioned this thing before... there is no "dvd codec" per se... nothing. a decent player like mplayer will play dvd's out of the box. and otehr apps like Xine need an additional plugin to counter the css encryption, but this is not a "codec".
you'll probably want the mplayer-fonts package for the on screen display, but to just play dvd's you won't actually NEED anything else, but there are lots of extra things you CAN add if you want to, e.g. mp3 support for the mencoder program.
The latest versions of xine no longer need an extra plugin to play css encrypted dvd's, the xine web page has moved to a .de location which goes a long way in explaining why they are now talking about and coding decss into xine.
Originally posted by Aussie The latest versions of xine no longer need an extra plugin to play css encrypted dvd's, the xine web page has moved to a .de location which goes a long way in explaining why they are now talking about and coding decss into xine.
Aussie, I've just checked around, even read the FAQ (the section on DVDs) and they really don't seem to be including DeCSS support yet... I must be wrong, but cannot find something to prove me wrong. Any link would be much appreciated. I would like to at least be able to speak truthfully when dropping hints that xine sucks (just kidding of course )