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Old 02-23-2005, 01:14 PM   #1
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Installing DVD software


I have been trying to install some DVD software, I found some simple sounding instructions at http://www.linux-sxs.org/multimedia/dvdplay.html

I had some trouble and I got this message:
configure: error: conditional "HAVE_XV" was never defined.
Usually this means the macro was only invoked conditionally.

I also found some supplemental information here in this forum that said I would need xorg-x11 and upon attempting that install it gives me these messages:
error: Failed dependencies:
fontconfig-devel >= 2.1 is needed by xorg-x11-devel-6.8.1.903-2
xorg-x11-libs = 6.8.1.903-2 is needed by xorg-x11-devel-6.8.1.903-2
xorg-x11 < 6.8.0 conflicts with xorg-x11-devel-6.8.1.903-2
I downloaded the fontconfig rpm and attempted to install it and I still receive that same error message. What do I do?
 
Old 02-23-2005, 08:12 PM   #2
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www.mplayerhq.hu
 
Old 02-24-2005, 07:41 AM   #3
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Why did you reply with this website about some Linux Award? It has nothing to do with the question that I seriously need help with
 
Old 02-24-2005, 07:46 AM   #4
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If you actually read the website that you were given, it is about a piece of software called Mplayer which is a DVD and movie player.

Next time, try reading a little beyond the first sentence on a web page eh?

HINT: look at the menu bar on the left, there is a button called "DOWNLOAD".
 
Old 02-24-2005, 01:32 PM   #5
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I apologize. I did read it and it does seem better than the one that I was attempting to install before. However, I got this error message at the end:
Playing dvd://1.
libdvdread: Could not open device with libdvdcss.
libdvdread: Can't open /dev/hdd for reading
Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/hdd

Can you tell me what I may have done wrong?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 01:49 PM   #6
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Did you install libdvdcss so that you can play encrypted DVD's. Also is /dev/hdd the right DVD device?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 02:04 PM   #7
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I installed the libdvdcss when I was trying to install xine. Do I need to move it to the Mplayer directory? How do I check my configuration of the /dev/hdd?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 02:42 PM   #8
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did you install mplayer and libdvdcss both with ./configure --prefix=/usr. You can also have a gui with mplayer by --enable-gui configure option. It helps alot when you read the readme and install files when you install.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 02:53 PM   #9
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The devices are listed in /etc/fstab. I just realised you are using Fedora Core, in the future you can save yourself time by installing packages for Fedora using yum or apt and a good repository is freshrpms and another is fedora.us. APT and YUM automatically resolve dependencies, so installing a package would be as simple as doing,
$apt-get install mplayer
or
$yum install mplayer
 
Old 02-24-2005, 03:08 PM   #10
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I tried the command:
yum install mplayer
and it couldn't find anything to install
Do I have to download a different file first?
 
Old 02-24-2005, 03:48 PM   #11
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you need to add extra repositories in your /etc/yum.conf. Take a look at this page for instructions on how to do this. You can also search on google for repositories. The good ones in my opinion are freshrpms and dag.

Last edited by reddazz; 02-24-2005 at 03:51 PM.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 10:39 AM   #12
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I am still getting this error message:
Playing dvd://1.
libdvdread: Could not open device with libdvdcss.
libdvdread: Can't open /dev/hdd for reading
Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/hdd
 
Old 02-25-2005, 10:43 AM   #13
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If you open the file /etc/fstab and paste the output here, it may help us in helping you.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 02:12 PM   #14
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Type this in the terminal to see if it makes a difference

ln -s /dev/hdd /dev/dvd

im not sure hdd is your dvd drive you'll have to supply that right dev entry.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 01:15 PM   #15
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I never did get this to work.
I actually never got any DVD player to work on my Fedora2 system.
 
  


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