||06-11-2012 08:43 AM
update for libdvdread coming to current?
Just asking. Is there going to be an update for the libdvdread package (unchanged since 2009) in the "l" set from 4.1.3 to 4.2.0?
Since last summer commercial DVDs issued by some studios in the US have exploited a flaw in libdvdread-4.1.3 which has prevented such discs from being playable with the libdvdread-4.1.3 /libdvdcss 1.2.11 combo. Players relying on this lib version usually segfault when accessing these discs. libdvdread-4.2.0 /libdvdcss 1.2.12 can access such discs correctly.
While some distros have had binaries for libdvdread 4.2.0 out since late last year, for my Slack machines I've needed to uninstall slackware-current's libdvdread-4.1.3 package and compile/install 4.2.0 from source here: http://dvdnav.mplayerhq.hu/releases/
The compiled libdvdread-4.2.0 seems to work fine. And in combination with libdvdcss-1.2.12 (the SlackBuild for 1.2.11 works when modified for the updated source) the formerly unreadable discs now all seem to play correctly.