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I'm sure this has been posted on there already, so I'm sorry if I'm repeating this.
I'm having problems playing encrypted dvd's via xine in Suse 9.3. My system is an IBM T42p. So it has a DVD-RAM player.
I do have libdvdcss installed. I have installed xine via packman (using Yast ,and I even tried downloading the rpms). I also used apt-get to make sure I have the latest version (which is says I do. packman is on my list for apt)
I does play unencrypted dvd's, but it won't play any encrypted dvds.
The erros I get is:
xine: There is no mrl.
I really don't get it because I got it to work fine in my T42 laptop (work laptop) which has a DVD/CD-RW.
Any help with this would be appreciated. Cause I'm at a loss now.
Yup. I uninstalled xine, kaffeine, and xine-lib. Then I installed the packman versions (including w32 codecs) and it still didn't work. I'm think it's some configuration somewhere, but I can't figure it out.
If you updated SuSE with the multimedia packs with YOU, and re/installed mplayer, kaffeine, W32codecs, xine-ui and libxine1 from packman with Yast.. and installed libdvdcss (which you've said you have) then your SuSE should be an all singing & dancing multimedia fest.
That error message only comes up when libdvdcss isn't installed as the player cannot get past the encryption to read the data, so it's a libdvdcss problem.
I'd just reinstall libdvdcss again with Yast, you can get the rpm here.
P.S. Have you also tried playing a video DVD in Mplayer?
Thanks inbob, that version of libdvdcss worked. I was using libdvdcss2-1.2.9-1.i386.rpm, which must not be stable or something. I have not tried Mplayer, but I'm seeing more and more people recommending it. so maybe i'll give it a shot.
Thanks for your help vinbob, and thanks to everyone that posted.
I found that after loading all the correct rpms, the kmplayer front end makes sure all is configured correctly. It works with both xine and mplayer. I've had the best luck telling kmplayer to use xine.
First i installed all the " Multimedia Option Packs" the 4 of them
from Online update in yast
the I resolved dependencies trying to install libxine126.96.36.199
from yast Note: when removing xine-lib it's crucial that you remove the other package
called "kaxtv" or something similar, or else you will get unresolved
IMHO is the best place to get the latest xine dvd support
I also use mplayer because with some dvds its better than xine and provide more codecs
kmplayer is my front end to both xine and mplayer -- best default configurations for DVD
I t was a while ago but, if I remember correctly I solved the same problem with the kmplayer frontend. It provides xine and mplayer configuration support and the defaults it provided fixed the MRL problem. I hope it works for you as well.
Remove Kaffeine and Xine. Add guru rpm site to your media installation and disable CD as media installation in Yast. Now go to Install softwares and search "xine" Now install Kaffeine and xine from guru rpm site and voila.
Adding gururpm site:
Open Yast=>Change Media Installation=>ADD=>http=>
in server type "ftp.gwdg.de"
in Directory on server type: "pub/linux/misc/suser-guru/rpm/9.3"
If yours 9.1 so type 9.1 instead of 9.3
I followed this road and now my Xine plays encrypted DVDs, divx, xvid and the kitchen sink