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Old 08-07-2008, 10:20 PM   #1
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Thinkpad R61 can not play encrypted DVDs

I just bought a Thinkpad R61 with intel chips, video, and wireless. Encrypted DVDs will not play (DVD-roms work fine, and I can play unencrypted DVDs).

I have reproduced problem in Mandriva Spring 2008, Ubuntu 8.04, and Debian Etch and Lenny. Totem with gstreamer and kaffeine with Xine. Libdvdcss is installed.

I am completely scratching my head on this one. I have all the right software installed to be able to play DVDs. I'm reasonably experienced Linux user, and I've installed on numerous machines and not had any trouble with DVD playback.

Has anyone had similar issues with this or other thinkpads? Any help greatly appreciated!
Old 08-09-2008, 09:44 AM   #2
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Is your region set? Sometimes the players come without it set and they won't decode encrypted dvds, set it to either region free or to your region. I had this problem with a dvd-writer that I put into a dvd-recorder to replace its defunct drive, had to pull it back out and set the region.


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