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Old 10-06-2004, 01:51 PM   #1
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how can i read a .vob file?


Hi all,

i'm quiet new to linux,i've just bought a dvd but i can't read any of them because xine or mplayer doesn't seems to be able to read a .vob file...
and second is it possible to launch a dvd with the dvd menu,like when you put your dvd in your living room dvd player to see it on a television?

can anyone plz help me,with a link or anything else that could help

thanks
 
Old 10-06-2004, 01:54 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

Both xine and mplayer can play DVDs ... they
rely on a few other libraries to do so, though,
namely libdvdcss and libdvdread. mplayer will
also play vobs (again, if the dependencies are
met) if you mount the dvd.

xine and ogle will give you the DVD menu,
I don't know whether there are mplayer plugins
to do the same.

Which distro are you using?



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Old 10-06-2004, 01:58 PM   #3
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thx for replying so fast!

ok,i'm using debian( my brother installed it for me,i'm trying to improve but it ain't easy),are they any fast linux command that i can use on the konsole?(like apt-get ...)


thanks again
 
Old 10-06-2004, 02:05 PM   #4
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I don't understand what you mean by
Quote:
are they any fast linux command that i can use on the konsole?(like apt-get ...)

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Old 10-06-2004, 02:09 PM   #5
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sorry,i mean ,are they any fast command like apt-get to get those lib necessary to read a dvd on xine?
 
Old 10-06-2004, 02:16 PM   #6
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Sorry, no idea. I only have deb on server machines,
and never felt the urge to watch DVDs on them.

Try
apt-cache search libdvd
to see whether they are available, and then
install them in the common way :}


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Old 10-06-2004, 06:04 PM   #7
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Here is a web site that address your question about locating particular packages for a debian system.

Using google is another method you could use. For example using the terms 'debian libdvdcss'.

You can also go to the site at http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages and use the search feature.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 09:40 AM   #8
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As I understand it, support for DVD menus is still rather weak, so even when you get them to run, you might sometimes run into problems with them; buttons that don't work or effects that don't show properly, etc. The main features should play fine though.
 
Old 10-07-2004, 04:09 PM   #9
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First check whatever DVD player you got installed .
By command line
which xine
or
which mplayer
will show if/where they are installed (if not you'll get something like "no xine in /usr/bin .......)
then by a preliminarely Google search download "libvdvdcss-1.2.8.tar.bz2"
install the library by
tar xjvf libvdvcss-1.2.8.tar.bz2
enter the directory "libvdvdcss-1.2.8"
./configure --prefix=/usr && make
su
password
make install
then link the freshly installed lib by
/sbin/ldconfig
or
reboot the system
When done check you have permissions as normal user on the dvd player device by
ls -l /dev/hdx (according to your system configuration) the output will be something like
brw-rw-rw- 1 root disk 22, 0 2002-06-09 21:27 /dev/hdx
"disk" is the group that "own" the node. It may be different on your distro
Edit /etc/group file adding yourself as normal user to "disk" group
Put a DVD into your drive and start xine/mplayer by simply typing
xine or mplayer from the console and enjoy
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