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Old 02-19-2005, 10:09 PM   #1
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Getting Kaffiene (SuSE 9.2) to play DVDs

The version of Kaffiene which came with SuSe 9.2 won't play dvds... so I've tried downloading the latest version of Xine, but when I try the ./configure command it tells me that I don't have the appropriate C compiler, so I started downloading gcc 3.4.3, but once I began trying to ./configure that, it told me that I didn't have a working CC set in my environment settings... I tried (partially to see if I already had it installed) export CC=gcc (crude, I know but I was at a loss as to what I should do) and then I tried it again. The configure program did pick up on this setting however, and said that I had gcc installed, but I think it was just reporting back what I had written, as it said that I still didn't have a cc capable of writing executables.

Will my big download venture even help, or do I need certain codecs or what??? Please help me... Also I get the feeling I'll be needing the gcc compiler anyway so any help on that front would be good... I hear that it's also included in SuSE 9.2, but isn't installed by default...
Old 02-20-2005, 02:39 AM   #2
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You'd be better off with precompiled rpm's


Install xine-ui , libxine1. You'll also need libdvdcss (widely available).

Suse ships with players that won't play DVD's to get round the legal restrictions.
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You need libdvdcss to play encrypted dvd's, best to go for the rpm, saves a lot of hassle. Here is another link to check out


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