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Old 07-12-2015, 07:49 AM   #1
toby_dawg
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Encrypted dvds and vlc media player


Hi,

I am trying to get an encrypted DVD to play on VLC media player. I have installed libdvdcss and this is the output from
Code:
locate libdvdcss
Code:
/usr/lib/libdvdcss.so.2
/usr/lib/libdvdcss.so.2.1.0
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss2
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss2/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss2/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss2/copyright
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libdvdcss2.list
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libdvdcss2.md5sums
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libdvdcss2.postinst
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libdvdcss2.postrm
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libdvdcss2.shlibs
/var/lib/dpkg/info/libdvdcss2.symbols
I have also changed the DVD device in VLC to "/dev/sr1" - I am using an external DVD player.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 07-12-2015, 02:06 PM   #2
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what does vlc's inbuilt debug message window tell you?
are you sure you're opening the right device?
do other (unencrypted) dvds work?
have you rebooted after installing libdvdcss (btw, for recently installed files you should use find instead of locate)?
 
Old 07-12-2015, 02:13 PM   #3
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basic questions need to be answered
#1
What operating system are you using ?

#2
is this vlc 1 or 2 ?

#3
How did you install vlc and libdvdcss ?
#3a
packagemanager ?
#3b
source ?
#3c
Prebuild from some random website ?

#4
dose this DVD match YOUR country code ?
( as in is this a Japanese dvd and you are in Germany )

Last edited by John VV; 07-12-2015 at 02:14 PM.
 
Old 07-13-2015, 05:15 PM   #4
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Hi,

I'm very new at Linux but I will try my best to answer your questions...

John VV

1 Linux Mint 17
2 it is VLC 2.1.6
3 VLC was installed via the package/software manager if it was not a default package with Mint. libdvdcss was installed from source.

4 I also set the region code to 2 Europe. I'm in Europe.

ondoho:

I'm not sure how to get VLCs inbuilt debug message window... I can navigate to the disc in VLC but it wont even allow me to click on play.

Definitely opening the right device. I have set the device to /dev/sr1 because I am using an external DVD drive. The inbuilt DVD is kaput.

I will borrow some unencrypted DVDs from work tomorrow and test them.

Rebooted several times.

With 'find libdvdcss' I get no such file or directory. Locate still gives the same output as above.

Many thanks for your help.

Last edited by toby_dawg; 07-13-2015 at 05:17 PM.
 
Old 07-13-2015, 06:45 PM   #5
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is the dvd
standard definition
or
hd-dvd software format
or
blueray

vlc should play store bought movies the best - the dvd menu WORKS

you can try Mplayer and the qt front-end Smplayer
but the dvd menu will likely NOT work
 
Old 07-13-2015, 08:44 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by John VV View Post

you can try Mplayer and the qt front-end Smplayer
but the dvd menu will likely NOT work
mplayer can show dvd menus with this code

Code:
mplayer dvdnav:// -mouse-movements
The -mouse-movements allows you to click on items

Last edited by Chad-Bayne; 07-13-2015 at 08:46 PM.
 
Old 07-14-2015, 06:39 AM   #7
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Hi again,

and thanks for your replies...

I can get the DVD to work in SMPlayer and from the terminal in MPlayer... but couldn't get the menus up.

Thanks for your help - I usually watch most of my films online now but couldn't find a particular film and bought a copy. I can now at least watch this and I have at least learnt a little bit in the process.

I will continue to play around to see if I can get VLC to read encrypted discs.

Thanks again.
 
Old 07-14-2015, 10:13 AM   #8
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I think VLC CAN read the disk (it does mine), but it may have to have the shared libraries in the right place. I use Fedora, so VLC (and libdvdcss.so, libdvdnav.so, libdvdread.so) all installed via the package manager using the nonfree packages).

I believe VLC loads them dynamically rather than a static build as it would allow VLC to be used without them for home/unencrypted dvds.
 
Old 07-14-2015, 04:30 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by toby_dawg View Post

I will continue to play around to see if I can get VLC to read encrypted discs.
Have u tried updating the your Mint system?

Code:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
If u don't want to do a system upgrade, maybe you can try reinstalling the packages.

Code:
sudo apt-get -reinstall libdvdcss2 libdvdread4 vlc
Also, is your external dvd drive working? Can you mount a data cd from your external dvd drive and view the contents?

Last edited by Rooted; 07-14-2015 at 04:35 PM.
 
  


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