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Old 10-04-2004, 02:51 PM   #1
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I am unable to play commercial DVDs on my dvd rom any suggestions?


Hello,
I tried to be specific in my thread subject. It apeasrs I am unable to play commercial dvds on my dvd player. I have tried everything from Star Trek The Motion Picture to Transformers: The Movie.. Any suggestions on how to get them to play. I can play un commercial one though...I was using xine to play the non-commerical ones

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Dustin
 
Old 10-04-2004, 03:17 PM   #2
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You will need to install dvdcss. Then re-compile xine.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 03:21 PM   #3
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Most commercial DVDs are encrypted with something called CSS (I think it's "Content Scrambling System"). To play these discs on a Linux system you need to install something called "libdvdcss". This is not included with many Linux distributions because on legal concerns.

I use Totem Media Player and once I install the libdvdcss RPM DVDs play fine. No configuration is needed.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 05:07 PM   #4
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You only need to recompile Xine if you can't find prepackaged versions of xine and libdvdcss for your distribution.
 
  


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