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Old 07-26-2004, 04:45 PM   #1
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MDK10-Totem Will Not Play Retail DVDs


Hi

Totem will not play any retail DVDs, it comes up with an error saying " Totem could not play DVD - There is no plugin to handle this movie"

The thing is, what type of plugins does a dvd player need to play a dvd movie? I mean it plays avi, mpeg, mpg etc with no problems from my cdrom!

Any help or pointers appreciated.

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Old 07-26-2004, 07:27 PM   #2
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You may need:
liddvdread
libdvdnav
libdvdcss
 
Old 07-27-2004, 03:22 PM   #3
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Hi

Well, none of those are on my system, or available from the 5cd powerpack mandrake10 install disks. So, the next question is, where do I get them and how do Iinstall them?

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Old 07-27-2004, 05:12 PM   #4
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Libdvdcss for Man 10 is available from the PLF:

http://plf.zarb.org/

You can install it the way you do any rpm.
Search here at LQ for instructions on that, as I don't use them.

If you need the other two, you may need to get the source and
compile.

Google will tell you where to get them, (probably sourceforge)

A search here will tell you haw to install from source.

Libdvdcss is the important one.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 06:20 PM   #5
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This is getting to be a real problem leaving out this decoder. Mandrake should have installed it with there application.

Cxopyright on a dvd is not inclusive to the dongle of microsoft, or so called Palladium.

Why shoul;d we all have to load the drivers afterwards.

If mandrake is to succeed it must do everything. Mandrake should take totem out if they will not install the encryption drivers.

I have to download the dammdrivers everytime I install a MDK,
 
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There used to be quite a stink about the legality of libdvdcss.
I haven't heard much about it lately though.
Perhaps the distro maintainers have concerns about shipping it.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 04:27 PM   #7
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Hi again, thanks for your help. But, it still does not work

I went to easy urpmi, added all the sources to my MCC, which took a long time on dial up and when it was finished, I searched for and installed

libdvdcss
libdvdread
libdvdnav

It made absolutely no difference to the error message 'no plugin is available for this movie'

Any more suggestions?

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Old 08-02-2004, 03:47 AM   #8
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Have you got the "xine-plugins" package installed. I believe totem needs these to work as it is xine based. These plugins allow you to play dvds. And if you want to watch encrypted (retail) dvds you will also need the "css" plugin which you have already got. I`m not sure if you have to have xine installed but it won`t hurt you to install it anyway. If xine is already installed, that doesn`t necessarily mean that the "xine-plugins" package was installed with it. They will definately be on your mandrake cd`s, so you won`t have to download anything.

Hope this helped . Cheers
 
Old 08-02-2004, 02:51 PM   #9
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Hi, I was becoming frustrated so I did a few things, one of them being updating sources via easy urpmi. I then downloaded and installed a number of other video players including mplayer, ogle and xmovie. The only result I get is with Ogle. It will actually recognise the movie and I can get it to play, but alas no picture, just the audio track. This is so bloody stupid, a simple procedure you would think, is so hard! And I am techy minded, the normal home user would never have a clue.

OK, can someone suggest a movie player that I can download which will play movies. I did installl something to do with xine, but there are so many plugins, I have no idea whats what anymore. One package, that will do the job, that is all I ask, please?

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Old 08-02-2004, 03:48 PM   #10
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Well one package won't do it, but three may.
At the "PLF" you can get Mplayer and MplayerGui, and of
course you must have libdvdcss.


*edit*

Sorry, I just noticed that you tried Mplayer.

Are other media types ok?
Can you tell us about your configuration of Xine?
You can set the configuration to "Master of the Known Universe"
and piddle around with stuff.

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Old 08-03-2004, 01:35 AM   #11
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The players that you already have play movies with no problem. I use mandrake and have no problems with playing encrypted dvds. All i did was download and install "libdvdcss" and installed the "xine-plugins" package which is on the mandrake cds. The name of the package is "xine-plugins" with whatever numbers after it depending on which mandrake you are using.
All you have to do to install it is open MCC, and then click on software management, then click on install software, a new window will come up and in the search bar type xine-plugins and then click search. If the package is not installed on your computer you will see the package come up in the window. Click on the check box, then click install. Mandrake will tell you what cd to put in and it will install the package automatically for you. Once you have done this i think you will be able to watch dvds with no problem.. I`m pretty sure you haven`t got this plugin installed and without it you will get the messages about missing plugins that you have been getting.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 04:32 AM   #12
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On my system I found that along with installing libdvdcss I needed to go into Totem's config and set my DVD player to /dev/hdd instead of whatever the default was. Once done, DVD's play like a champ.
 
  


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