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Old 01-06-2003, 05:53 PM   #1
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DVD codec


where can i download the dvd player codec ? will this codec enable me to watch a DVD in XINE ?
 
Old 01-06-2003, 05:56 PM   #2
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Have you tried looking around mplayer or xine websites ? They seem to have tons of links to other related sites.
 
Old 01-06-2003, 06:09 PM   #3
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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".
 
Old 01-07-2003, 10:08 AM   #4
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acid, thanks for the help. i downloaoded mplayer (bout 1.4 MB). is that all i needed ? because there was other things i downloaded too. are those files necessary ?
 
Old 01-07-2003, 01:11 PM   #5
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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.

(isn't it nicer just playing by the rules? )
 
Old 01-07-2003, 01:21 PM   #6
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ok, i got mplayer, and installed it (with 1 dependency problem). wheni type in mplayer at a konsole, it says im missing libpng.so.2, which is the dependency problem im had while installing the RPM.

now, i did go to google and searched for it, and this site came up

http://at.rpmfind.net/opsys/linux/RPM/libpng.so.2.html

is this what i need to install ?
 
Old 01-07-2003, 02:03 PM   #7
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yes, that'd the one, but the one compiled for your system, which should be on your distro cd's.
 
Old 01-07-2003, 04:37 PM   #8
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ok, i got it working, but when i type in
mplayer -dvd
it wont play a dvd, it just displays some things and puts me back at the command prompt. what do i need to type in to play a dvd ?
 
Old 01-07-2003, 05:01 PM   #9
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mplayer -dvd track_number

see the manpage for lots of options and clever stuff.
 
Old 01-07-2003, 10:30 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 01-08-2003, 10:07 AM   #11
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whats a track number ?how do i find the track number of my dvd if it is what i think it is ?
 
Old 01-08-2003, 10:46 AM   #12
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like a cd, dvd's are made of tracks, but dvd menus hide this. a main title is normally #1, but changes sometimes. for an easy way to find this out, i've an app called lsdvd http://acidrip.thirtythreeandathird.net/lsdvd.html which shows the contents.

Xine (poorly) and Ogle (better) use dvd menu's but i can't stand them anyway, far too much farting around....
 
Old 01-08-2003, 12:57 PM   #13
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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 )

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Old 01-08-2003, 01:21 PM   #14
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i still have troubles with dvd playing

i did what you said, went to Xterminal and/or konsole and typed in

mplayer -dvd -1
-1 for the track

and it did the same thing as if i typed in mplayer -dvd

i have a dvd in the drive
 
Old 01-08-2003, 01:33 PM   #15
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What does:
ls -l /dev/dvd
return?

Also try using a video out:
mplayer -vo x11 -dvd 1

Also, try 2 just for kicks:
mplayer -vo x11 -dvd 2

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