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Old 01-01-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
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Sound glitches in vlc on encrypted dvd playback


I just switched from ubuntu to fedora and i'm having a sound problem wth encrypted dvds. The sound cuts out for a split second at random intervals, probably once every minute or so. I'm using VLC and did not have this problem in ubuntu.

In truth I was getting a little frustrated with dvds in ubuntu as well. There weren't any glitches, but i've found video quality to be grainy and pixelized as a general rule. I've only been using linux for a couple of months and this is relatively critical for me; I don't own a television and ALL of my movie watching takes place on the computer. What I really want is dvd playback that is the equal of what I can get with windows. This is one of two items (see the thread I'm about to put in the enterprise section for the other) that is preventing me from completing the switch to linux. Any suggestions?
 
Old 01-02-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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Hi,

I use two players, vlc and mplayer. When one is problematic, I use the other. VLC is the easy one. mplayer is the there is an option for everything one! You might want to give it a try.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 07:15 PM   #3
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I just tried mplayer and got the following message:

Warning: MVs not available.

Then it showed the 30 second intro to the disc I put in and stopped there.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 07:43 PM   #4
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I just tried mplayer and got the following message:

Warning: MVs not available.

Then it showed the 30 second intro to the disc I put in and stopped there.
Have you tried any other video players that Linux runs? And anoter question, which Fedora are you using now?
 
Old 01-02-2009, 10:19 PM   #5
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I'm using Fedora 10. As for the other players, I just realized that my Mplayer problem has to do with menus... I have some DVDs that will not run until you get through the menu screen. If it doesn't have menu support I cannot use it. I've tried Kaffeine in both Ubuntu and Fedora and can't get it to run at all. Right now I'm messing with Xine, but when I try to run it the program flashes onto the screen for a split second and promptly shuts down. Why is DVD playback in Linux such a problem?
 
Old 01-02-2009, 11:42 PM   #6
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I'm using Fedora 10. As for the other players, I just realized that my Mplayer problem has to do with menus... I have some DVDs that will not run until you get through the menu screen. If it doesn't have menu support I cannot use it. I've tried Kaffeine in both Ubuntu and Fedora and can't get it to run at all. Right now I'm messing with Xine, but when I try to run it the program flashes onto the screen for a split second and promptly shuts down. Why is DVD playback in Linux such a problem?
Do you have all of the encryption plug. If you install most of the plug ins then most likely the players with work better. If that doesn't work then let me know.
 
Old 01-02-2009, 11:56 PM   #7
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Hi,
have you installed libdvdcss ?
 
Old 01-03-2009, 12:48 AM   #8
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as long as libdvdcss and dvdnav,and dvdmenu are installed along with gstreammer then" Xine " will play videos and have the dvd menus also
see:
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mj...l#mediaplayers
 
Old 01-03-2009, 06:57 AM   #9
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I finally got Kaffeine to work... I think it's going to be the answer. I'll yell if I have any further trouble. Thanks!
 
  


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