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Old 10-17-2009, 12:45 PM   #1
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Playing Encrypted DVDs in Fedora 11


How do I play encrypted DVDs in Fedora?

I've tried quite a lot of things I have read on the internet, most of which have just not done anything.

Thanks for the help,
Old 10-17-2009, 01:01 PM   #2
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Would be helpful if you listed what you have tried. Basically you need to have libdvdcss2 installed.
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What have you tried? What is the error?

You might want to try libdvdcss2 or follow this instruction
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I installed libdvdcss2. That's the only thing I could find.

Just reinstalled following the instructions you posted, but still get this error:

Movie Player requires an additional plugin

An additional plugin is required to play this content
The following plugin is required:

DVD source

Do you want to search for this now?
If I tell it to search it does not find anything.

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Since you have Fedora, you need to install "bad" and "ugly" packages from the rpmfusion site that cover packages with "dubious" licensing issues.

Click on the "Enable RPM Fusion on your system and verifying RPM Fusion's signing keys" link and make sure you have the repository installed such that yum or packagekit can search it.

I play DVDs with xine and totem. These are the packages I have installed

phonon-backend-xine.i586 4.3.1-6.fc11.1 installed
totem-xine.i586 2.26.3-5.fc11 @updates
xine-lib.i586 installed
xine-lib-extras.i586 installed
xine-lib-extras-freeworld.i586 @rpmfusion-free
xine-lib-pulseaudio.i586 installed
xine-ui.i586 0.99.5-16.fc11 installed
xinetd.i586 2:2.3.14-22.fc11 installed
dvd+rw-tools.i586 7.1-3.fc11 installed
libdvdcss.i386 1.2.10-1 installed
libdvdnav.i586 4.1.3-2.fc11 installed
libdvdread.i586 4.1.3-2.fc11 installed
lsdvd.i586 0.16-11.fc11 installed


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