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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.
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?
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.