Hey fellow slackers, I'm fairly new to Slackware 10 and my latest endeavor has been to get dvd playback working with xine v0.99.1.
I've been searching around for documentation on how to get DVD playback working with xine but I am missing something because so far I've been unsuccessful. What I have found out is that you need a few libraries that don't come with xine because of legal issues.
To my understanding, one needs the libraries libdvdcss, libdvdnav, and libdvdread. So, I went and got those three libraries. The specific ones I got are:
I configured and installed each to /usr/lib (I hope that's the right place!)
Then I inserted a dvd (Bourne Identity), started xine and went to playlist -> get from -> dvd to play the dvd.
I got an error:
- xine engine error -
There is no input plugin available to handl 'dvd:/'.
Maybe MRL syntax is wrong or file/stream source doesn't exist
Then i clicked on "More.." and found that xine wasn't able to find a certain plugin:
xine: cannot find input plugin for MRL [dvd;/]
xine: input plugin cannot open MRL [dvd:/]
xine: cannot find input plugin for MRL [dvd:/]
Then I went to the "plugin" tab in the error screen and noticed something interesting at the bottom which said:
load_plugins: skipping unreadable plugin directory
Then I went to the command prompt to check that out:
artie@desktop:~$ cd ~/.xine/plugins
-bash: cd: /home/artie/.xine/plugins: No such file or directory
That's weird... am I supposed to have a plugins directory?
Oh and I'm not sure if this will help but i did confirm that my dvd drive is working ( I think?) by doing this command I saw in another post:
artie@desktop:~$ ls -al /dev/dvd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 2004-08-16 09:27 /dev/dvd -> drive
Well, I really don't know what to do now to get it working. Maybe I should upgrade to the latest version of xine (I'm using the one that came with slackware 10) ? I thought it would work though without the latest and greatest. If anyone has any ideas as to what I can do to get this working I'd appreciate it!
P.S. One nice thing about windows is that you don't have to go to all this trouble to get a dvd working lol.