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Old 03-30-2008, 04:35 PM   #1
Sam French
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Getting Kaffine to play CD's and DVD's

Hello everybody

I have Open suse 10.3 retail version.

I can get Kaffine to play a CD but it gives me a
Can't bind info socket!!!
error but I can get it to play.
All I want to do is Burn CD's play Mp3's and DVD's
I really like the interface it has

Thanks in advance.
Old 03-31-2008, 09:21 AM   #2
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Convert your mp3 collection to ogg/vorbis or flac.

The utility you want is called ffmpeg2theora - install with YaST. cd into your music directory and use the following script:
#! /bin/bash
for file in *
ffmpeg2theora $file
echo “all finished”
It will also convert video.

Commercial DVDs use encrypted proprietary formats, sometimes with DRM. A royalty is usually needed for playback - which is normally paid when you buy the OS. The retail openSUSE dosn't include this royalty.

However - there are ways of enabling such restricted media for playback, against the copyright owner's wishes.

Last edited by Simon Bridge; 03-31-2008 at 09:37 AM.
Old 03-31-2008, 02:59 PM   #3
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Can't bind info socket!!!
I think Kaffeine is trying to connect to a server. This could mean that you have something like DVB client selected. If you have, try deselecting it and see what happens.

Commercial DVDs use encrypted proprietary formats
To play these DVDs you will need to install libdvdcss.
Old 03-31-2008, 07:03 PM   #4
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try the stickeys in the suse forum
Old 04-09-2008, 10:11 AM   #5
Sam French
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Thank you all for responding. I went to to the forum and installed the updates it plays DVD's now. I was watching truck pulling the engines sounded way better than what I was using on XP. I am still getting the
bind socket error but it plays fine.

Thanks again
Old 04-12-2008, 01:34 PM   #6
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Check to see what services are running. Disable all those you don't actually need. (I think the command
/etc/init.d/service_name start/stop/restart
is the one to use.) This is a good security move anyway, it will reduce overhead and could solve your bind socket error. It's well worth a try.


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