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Old 08-24-2007, 11:52 AM   #1
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Slackware Convert....help?


Well my good friend is a Windows user and he is constantly having problem. I have tried to talk him into Linux but he will not unless he can do everything in Linux that he can do in Windows. Well I have found everything's equal except AnyDVD. I see from their website that it removes the RPC region. Is there a Linux program that will have the same functionality as AnyDVD?
 
Old 08-24-2007, 11:59 AM   #2
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If you install libdvdcss (and possibly libdvdread) you'll be able to play commercial DVDs that use DRM including those that are not region one.

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Old 08-24-2007, 12:16 PM   #3
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DVD Playback HOWTO
See section 2.3: Setting the DVD Region

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Old 08-26-2007, 12:06 PM   #4
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A couple of comments on the link that Dugan provides.

1. Linking to /dev/dvd in my case didn't work as the link got removed on reboot (udev?) Do:

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ls -l /dev/dvd*
to see what the raw device is acutally linked to. Give that info to gxine or xine.


2. If the method of enabling DMA given doesn't work. Try adding:

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append="ide1=noprobe libata.atapi_enabled=1"
to lilo.conf. Using Boot Manager ("Start button" / Settings / System Administration / Boot Manager (LILO) makes it easy.

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