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Old 10-21-2008, 12:32 PM   #1
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mandriva2008/2009 asus p5q pro dvd play problem


Hi Linuxers!! Building a new computer and the only problem I am having, is that I cannot make any music or video player work on it correctly. I have scoured the internet, and could not find same problem anywhere else. (similar, but not same)...
I have tried mandriva 2008.1 32 and 64 bit OS, and mandriva 2009 64 bit OS, all with same results. I tried kaffeine, xine,totem,kscd cd player, mplayer, etc. non of them will play a commercial dvd, or even an a audio cd. However, both dvd r/w drives are recognized and can transfer data from dvd to hdd. K3b recognizes both drives, and can successfuly burn media. I changed bios to every conceivable setup. I tried 3 different dvd drives (one ide) same problem..
I have made sure latest kernel 2.6.27, libdvdnav4, libdvdread4, win32 codecs, etc...
The setup is mobo= asus p5q pro, core two duo, 2gig ram, two 250g sata hdds, one samsung sata dvd r/w, one Lg sata dvd r/w.
I am trying to to stay with mandriva 2008.1 kde3x, as I dont like all the wiz bang stupid features on mandriva 2009/kde4....
any thoughts would be appreciated Tnx Steve!
Old 10-22-2008, 04:48 PM   #2
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Thumbs up Found the fix

I guess if I banged my head against the wall enough of times, the answer would eventually come!! Spent toooo many hours on this one...
Being I am using a 64 bit OS, I had found that i needed the file called "lib64dvdcss2" instead of "libdvdcss2" for decoding the encryption.
So it is now working with VLC, and Kaffeine. So thnx if anyone had pondered this, and I did think it might have been a hardware problem, as such it was posted under 'hardware'..Sorry , was software problem... Thanks Steve!
Old 01-23-2009, 09:08 AM   #3
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Try using Puupy Linux 4.1. It has low system requirements so any machine will play it. Use the GXine Player to directly play movies and songs. Works fairly well.


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