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Old 09-28-2003, 03:55 PM   #1
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Iam installing SUSE 8.2. I just wanted to know if there is a dvd-player inside the distro or is there something which i can install afterwards.
Old 09-28-2003, 04:08 PM   #2
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What do you mean by "dvd-player", like software to play dvd's? Most distros come with xine and such. I would recommend using mplayer though to use to play dvd's, probably the best player there is, in playing just about any type of media file.
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no idea if it is packed with SuSe but you always could get mplayer, xine, ogle, etc,etc.... to play your dvds...there are plenty of apps out there...
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xine( is pretty good. not sure as to whether it comes with suse. try running
in an xterm.
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Mplayer and Xine DO come with Suse... but... and here's the twist... do NOT use their versions as they are delibertaly crippled so they can't play dvd's. so you try Suse linux and find that there are no suitable dvd players, so you give up on linux forever. go Suse....!
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Can't really blame Suse seeing as to include a DVD player that will play encrypted DVD's (ie, just about any film) would mean they were breaking the law, as would anyone playing DVD's under linux. There are no commercial DVD players available for Linux, and these are the only ones that can legally play films as you need to pay a hefty license fee to get a key to decrypt them which noone in the open source community can afford.

As for which player to use, mplayer is good and fast, but doesn't support DVD menus, but Xine does.



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