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Old 01-23-2004, 06:51 AM   #1
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How to play DVD's?


I use mandrake 9.2 and i would like some (big!) help to play dvd's. I know about legal restrictions etc but i only wanna play my own dvd's that i buy.

I can play region free dvd's but not region x (like region 2 )

What do i have 2 download 2 c movies (somefiles i think like libcss and stuff)?

Can someone tell me the exact files to install ??

Plz!
 
Old 01-23-2004, 07:36 AM   #2
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What you want is a package called Mplayer. You can download the rpm for Mandrake here.

I also recommend checking out the Mplayer Website

Mplayer, with the codec pack install (which I hope comes with RPM) can play almost anything video or audio wise.

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Old 01-23-2004, 11:45 AM   #3
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Make sure you start another session as root to install the tar or rpm. Mplayer will not install correctly otherwise, even as SU.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 12:02 PM   #4
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Mplayer will not install correctly otherwise, even as SU.
Why would that be? I installed it on my machine using sudo and it works just fine. Not with an RPM mind you, I installed from source, but still.
 
Old 01-23-2004, 12:32 PM   #5
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Well. you could get a TV card working on Linux and then just get a $30 DVD player. :-) Of course, if you just like a challenge....

I did this on a windows side too, a nice DVD software package cost more than a cheap DVD player. Of course, this assumes you have a TV card or graphics card with TV ability (that actually works with Linux) installed or available (which I did).

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Old 01-25-2004, 06:55 PM   #6
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Why would that be? I installed it on my machine using sudo and it works just fine. Not with an RPM mind you, I installed from source, but still.
One, It's part of the instructions. Two, much to my discredit, I did not follow them, and sure enough, mplayer wouldn't work! Woops. This is for SuSE, maybe other Distros are different.
 
Old 01-25-2004, 07:00 PM   #7
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Ya, must be a suse specific thing, and quite frankly, it doesn't make any sense. There shouldn't be a damn bit of difference between using su to be root and logging in as root to begin with on a system that is set up well.
 
  


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