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Old 02-03-2002, 10:26 PM   #1
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DVD regions

I just installed Redmon linux on my laptop(which is extremly weak by the way) and its the first time ive had xine on it, so I decided id try it out by poping in my fight club disk 2. it automaticly pops up saying this disk will not play in this region or something ridiculus like that, what can I do to fix that? I like being able to play DVDs on my comp, but this isnt any good.
Old 02-03-2002, 11:26 PM   #2
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Not many players do en-coded movies yet mainly because of license issues (with warner bros backing up the laywers I wouldn't be keen to do it ethier).. the best I've had so far was might have luck but honestly the only program I've used that I thought was good was a windows one..they are supposed to be working on a linux port, but that was like a year ago and when ever I visit the page it just says they are in the final beta stages..yeeeaaaa..
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Check out MPlayer, Ogle, or Livid
Old 02-04-2002, 05:03 AM   #4
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correct me if im wrong, but arent most dvd drives locked to a region by their BIOS? often with drives you can get firmware upgrades, either by the company who made the drive, or by a third party.

If that drive plays that particular dvd under windows or another software combo, then the region problem probably is software related, otherwise it might be the drive.
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xine can play encrypted dvd's using the captaincss / d4d plugin, which in turn uses libdvdcss / libdvdread, which all other popular dvd players / rippers on linux like to use aswell.

i had to flash my dvd drive, and it survived. shame it's just as rubbish now as it was before tho.


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