I'm running XINE on SUSE 9.0
1) Start YAST and search on XINE -- Uninstall all the XINE stuff that came with the distro EXCEPT XINETD -- this is part of the system so don't unistall this package
I think there's some rubbish with American Laywers and Corporate Greedy Suits with supplying Free DVD players with Linux -- you can get stuff bundled with 'Doze so why a problem with Linux I don't know.
You need to UNINSTALL the stuff as it WON'T WORK with the "Proper XINE".
2) Go to http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/xine/
and follow the following info copied from the web site
Step by step info to run xine
You need to download the xine engine (libxine). Get the libxine rpm which more closely matches yourCPU:
libxine1-(version)-xxxxxx.i586.rpm for Pentium/Pentium MMX
libxine1-(version)-xxxxxx.i686.rpm for Pentium II/III/IV
libxine1-(version)-xxxxxx.k6.rpm for AMD K6
libxine1-(version)-xxxxxx.k7.rpm for AMD Athlon
If you don't know your CPU just get the i586 package.
Download curl library. Some distros ship older versions, but xine-ui requires at least version 7.10.
curl-7.10.3-1.i386.rpm http library (used to download skins)
curl-devel-7.10.3-1.i386.rpm get this if you ever need to recompile xine-ui.
In case of trouble visit curl main download page.
xine-ui-(version)-xxxxxx.i586.rpm for any CPU.
Install the packages (you need to be root):
# rpm -U libxine1* xine-ui* curl*
If you want full DVD support download and install libdvdcss:
By default, xine expects to find your DVD-ROM at /dev/dvd. Creating a symbolic link to your device is recommended (for example, /dev/hdc or /dev/scd0). The command below should work for most users:
# ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd
If you want full Windows Media Video and Quicktime support download and install:
If you want full Real Media support download and install:
RealPlayer9-18.104.22.168-4.i386.rpm newest version, or
RealPlayer8-22.214.171.1242-5.i386.rpm older version (if you have problems instaling RealPlayer9)
obs: Depending on your distro, you might need /usr/sbin/update-alternatives
Type 'xine' at your console window and enjoy...
To try an experimental Netscape/Mozilla plugin using xine to play embedded videos, download and install:
xine-mozilla-plugin-(version)-xxxxxx.i586.rpm xine plugin for Netscape/Mozilla.
This plugin was not officialy released, it might hang/crash/freeze/burn. in case of trouble just uninstall.
Then go to http://packman.links2linux.org/
pick KAFFEINE if you want this one as well
Install the xine-libs if you get a conflict with YAST
ensure XINE-UI is installed
The skins are fine as well if you want them -ensure as above you have the curl library installed.
(SUSE 9 is the FIRST distro I ever got DVD playing to work successfully on a computer -- Now I have 2 players running on both laptops and desktops)
If you still can't get XINE to work then try Ogle -- and ther'es a nice front end called oKle -- iit's much easier to install. Google search on it as I can't remember the links.
Note you still need the LIBDVDCSS library.
If the menus don't work properly then LIBDVDNAV might be needed but I think the latest RPM's have this already built in. I didn't need to install it.