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How I do it (not sure if I'm forgetting something):
- A search for libdvd on linuxpackages.
- Download libdvdcss,libdvdnav and libdvdread from this.
- A search for a52dec, download that.
- Insert DVD
- Run xine
- Choose DVD in xine's menu
There is lots of stuff that can be wrong if this doesn't work. Permissions on /dev/hdc is one, and something to do with hdparm which you'll have to google. There is a long guide to this for various distros out there somewhere too.
Try "dmesg | grep -i dvd" or "dmesg | grep -i atapi" as grep is case sensitive, but the -i switch (--ignore-case) tells it to ignore case distinctions in both the PATTERN and the input files.
And for xine, there's some good information here. But first, in a terminal as normal user, run "xine-check" and follow the instructions. You can open another terminal and probably almost (if not) cut and paste.
If you need libdvdcss (a simple library designed for accessing DVDs like a block device without having to bother about the decryption) get it from Alien's repository. Save it wherever you like, then as root in a terminal issue "installpkg libdvdcss-1.2.9-i486-1.tgz" and you won't have the encryption worry.
And to play DVDs with Xine, don't mount the DVD. Just launch Xine and click on the DVD Navigator button in the Controls.
Distribution: Linux Mint "Nadia" - Cinnamon Flavored
Originally Posted by JockVSJock
... it will play about 30 seconds of the opening and then quit.
If you can play part of the video before it quits then I don't think it is an issue with codecs or libdvdcss. Try starting Xine from a shell, play the dvd and when it quits look at the shell and see if xine returned any errors, then post those errors here.