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Old 11-28-2003, 07:04 PM   #1
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SuSE 9.0 DVD Playback (Encrypted)


Hi,

How do I play back DVD's within Linux? I have mplayer/xine/totem/kaffeine etc however they do not playback smoothly at all. I have read that it is to do with the encryption, yet I dont know how get these players to decrypt.

Is there any way to resolve this quickly i.e. download a dvd player that works first time? If not, what do i do?

Cheers! :O)
 
Old 11-28-2003, 11:34 PM   #2
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mplayer is the best. new version of xine is also good. but make sure you enabled the DMA for the dvd drive (its true in windoz too)
 
Old 11-29-2003, 05:49 AM   #3
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It works! Cant believe the problem was DMA access. Oh well, cheers for ur help. Oh one more thing, is there a gui for mplayer? The command line is a little difficult.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 03:31 PM   #4
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yes, compile it with the gui enabled
 
Old 12-08-2003, 12:49 PM   #5
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what is DMA and how do I enable it in SuSE 9.0?
 
Old 12-08-2003, 01:03 PM   #6
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Code:
hdparm -d 1 /dev/dvd
try that
hmm im also going to try this to get my dvd player working, all i could play until now was 1 dvd out of 6
but it kinda sucks, as it is also a dvd burner, and im using ide-scsi emulation.
this would mean that everytime i wanted to watch a dvd, id have to reboot (or, of course, the other way around)
 
Old 12-08-2003, 04:27 PM   #7
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/dev/dvd not supported by hdparm
/dev/hdx has dma enabled

dvd still choppy

Last edited by thegreatgatsby; 12-08-2003 at 05:43 PM.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 02:17 PM   #8
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I'm also using Suse 9.0 and am trying to use Totem to watch DVDs. When I try to play them all I get is:
Totem could not play 'dvd:/'
Reason: This movie cannot be opened.

I've mounted the DVD drive, what's wrong, anyone know?
Prefrences show my creative DVD-ROM DVD1241E drive, which looks correct.
It's version .99.2
 
Old 04-12-2004, 03:37 PM   #9
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rioch:
If it has to do with encryption, you gotta install libdvdcss, just download the rpm and install.

Try ogle. It's great!

chup:
this would mean that everytime i wanted to watch a dvd, id have to reboot (or, of course, the other way around)

Can't you enable dma for the drive, even with scsi emulation?

thegreatgatsby:

/dev/dvd not supported by hdparm
/dev/hdx has dma enabled

try hdparming the device, not the link:

hdparm -d 1 /dev/hdc (hdc, not dvd)
then,
hdparm -X 66 /dev/hdc (obs - X has to be upper. 66 means UDMA mode 2, the best one available for the device, at least in my setup (secondary master). You can try every mode, starting from 69, which is UDMA mode 5, then 4, then 3, then finnaly 2. The higher, the better. I could only set 2).

To set dma and mode in the boot process in SuSE 9.0, write a script with these commands and save it to /etc/init.d. (as root, of course).
The run the runlevel editor, inside yast2. Choose to run the script in runlevels 3 and 5 and save it. It's easy.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 09:49 AM   #10
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re: dvd for suse

Hi!

Try this. To switch on DMA, start YAST. You will need to give your root password when asked.
Click on Hardware.
Click on IDE DMA Mode.
Select each listing and change to the on default in the Menu at the centre bottom.

To enable dvd encription
Start YAST, click on Software, click on Install and remove software,
In the Filter on right select search.
enter xine as search term.
click on search.
click on boxes that are ticked that have anything to do with xine and select to delete them
and then click on accept.

Once you have deleted suse`s version of xine then you have to install xine from
http://packman.links2linux.org/index...ion=cat&cat=16

libxine1-1_rc3c-0.pm.0.i686.rpm http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=124

xine-ui-0.9.23-0.pm.0.i586.rpm http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=125

libdvdnav-0.1.9-0.pm.1.i586.rpm http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=170

libdvdcss-1.2.8-2.network.i386.rpm http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/xine/

libxine1-dvd-1_rc3c-0.pm.0.i686.rpm http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=124

w32codec-0.90-3.pm.1.i386.rpm http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=046

libxine1-w32dll-1_rc3c-0.pm.0.i686.rpm http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=124

Hope this helps

Tony

Last edited by tony_stevens; 04-20-2004 at 09:21 AM.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 12:19 PM   #11
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Hi tony!
Does SuSe's xine version suck? I tried to watch a movie, but it says that for legal reasons, bla bla bla...
Now I can watch with mplayer, but without subtitles/menus. With ogle I can watch with subtitles/menus, but without full screen.

If I do what you say above, will I be able to watch dvd's with all features on?
 
Old 04-13-2004, 04:51 PM   #12
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SuSE 9.0 playback (Encrypted)

Hi!

I have xine working subtitles/menus and full screen.
Suse has to distribute their version of xine due to legal reasons.
Why not give it a go mine works fine.

Tony

Last edited by tony_stevens; 04-13-2004 at 04:52 PM.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 07:58 PM   #13
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I tried. Installed exactly the same packages dlded from the same addresses you posted. But xine executes without dvd support. In the gui console, I see the buttons "vcd", "cd" and "vcdo", but no dvd. Plays every mpeg and avi from disk, but no dvd. Tried to load a movie, but no go. Ogle plays fine, as a measure. Mplayer plays also, but no menus.
Can you help me?
 
Old 04-14-2004, 02:06 AM   #14
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re: xine executes without dvd support

Hi! Bruno Buys

I think that this may be the rpm that I missed including.

libxine1-dvd-1_rc3c-0.pm.0.i686.rpm http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=124

Tony

Last edited by tony_stevens; 04-14-2004 at 02:14 AM.
 
Old 04-14-2004, 12:12 PM   #15
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Hey Tony! Now I'm ok! Thanks!
That was indeed the missing package. The movies play fine, menus, fullscreen and deinterlace. Screenshots, navigation, etc...
Cool!
 
  


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