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GameGuru 07-02-2005 09:06 AM

Kaffeine, won't play a DVD but will play individual VOB files?
 
When I put in a DVD I get:

error: no plugin found to handle this resource

But if I choose OPEN and browse to the disc I can launch individual VOB files. Why won't it play the full DVD?

tredegar 07-02-2005 09:15 AM

Do you have libdvdcss installed?

(It is helpful if you edit your profile to show which distribution you are using)

GameGuru 07-02-2005 10:20 AM

No I don't, installing stuff again ha ha. I am starting to learn. Where do I get that and is there any specific info on installing it?

tredegar 07-02-2005 10:39 AM

So, you also have Mandrake: Lucky you, because you can use Mandrake's urpmi to do all the work for you.

Go to http://www.urpmi-addmedia.org/ and follow the three steps to get your sources updated. You are especially interested in the "plf" sources as these will supply libdvdcss for you, but you might as well grab the lot. Note "plf non-free" is actually free, so select that too.

When you get to the part that says "Type this in a console as root", you should open a terminal and su to root. Copy & paste the commands from the browser window, and execute them. Lists of software will be retrieved, but otherwise nothing much seems to happen.

Now, to install libdvdcss give the following command (as root)

urpmi libdvdcss

Now you can play DVDs.

If you are on broadband I recommend you now do

urpmi --update --auto-select

And all your system packages will be updated: The first time you do this, it is often a big (eg 400MB) download, so not recommended for dial-up.

HTH

GameGuru 07-02-2005 10:44 AM

I have gone there many times now, I would choose my Linux version and hit the button (I can't remember how it is labeled since I am at work) then I would choose the stuff I want to download and hit the button and it would give me a bunch of stuff to copy and paste into Konsole but it never downloads anything and I get an error in Konsole saying it can't find what it is looking for. When does it actually download?

tredegar 07-02-2005 10:56 AM

You need "to be root" to run those commands (urpmi, kappfinder and many others). These are powerful commands and onlt the superuser or ("root") is allowed to run them. See my posting in your other thread. Persevere, it is really quite straightforward, and you will feel good when you finally realsie what is going on!

GameGuru 07-02-2005 11:43 AM

So does Urpmi download & install when I paste those commands into root then, it doesn't download something first and those commands install it?

tredegar 07-02-2005 12:01 PM

No, urpmi (note it is all lower case! ) should already be on your system, but you cannot run it as a normal user, you'll either get "not found" or "not permitted" if you try.
As has been said before, go to the easy urpmi site, enter details of your system, check the boxes for "Contrib", "System" , "plf" and all the rest. Select mirrors near you. Paste the commands one at a time into a terminal window in which you have already become root , and they will be executed. You will know you are root, because your prompt will have changed from $ to# . Once you have pasted those commands, the urpmi program will be ready to use, eg

urpmi libdvdcss
urpmi --update --auto-select
etc

Once you have done this you should stop being root by typing

exit

in the window that is your "root's terminal", or just close the terminal.

GameGuru 07-05-2005 09:51 PM

It isn't working for some reason. Ok here is what I did:

[gameguru@localhost gameguru]$ su
Password:
[root@localhost gameguru]# urpmi libdvdcss
no package named libdvdcss
[root@localhost gameguru]# urpmi --update --auto-select
Everything already installed
[root@localhost gameguru]# urpmi libdvdcss
no package named libdvdcss
[root@localhost gameguru]#


As you can see I changed to root and copied "urpmi libdvdcss" and it said "no package named libdvdcss". I then did the "urpmi --update --auto-select" and it said "Everything already installed". I tried to do the "urpmi libdvdcss" again to no avail.

What do I have to do now?

tredegar 07-06-2005 01:38 AM

It says "no package named libdvdcss" because it does not know where to find the package "libdvdcss", so you cannot have configured the sources properly.

Go back to the easyurpmi site, and make sure you have checked all the source boxes including "plf" and "plf-non-free", copy and paste the displayed commands from the third step into a root terminal window, one at a time, execute them and look for error messages. Then try "urpmi libdvdcss" again.

GameGuru 07-06-2005 02:09 AM

Ok will try that in a few days when I get home.

GameGuru 07-07-2005 11:45 PM

Ok I did this:

[root@localhost gameguru]# urpmi libdvdcss

ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/plf/m...-1plf.i586.rpm
installing /var/cache/urpmi/rpms/libdvdcss2-1.2.8-1plf.i586.rpm
Preparing... ##################################################
1:libdvdcss2 ##################################################
[root@localhost gameguru]#


When I put a DVD in Kaffeine Media Player 0.4.3b loaded and says Error: No plugin found to handle this resource.

Did I do something wrong?

tredegar 07-08-2005 12:33 AM

No, you did everything right, and I would expect it to work. I am pleased you have finally got the hang of urpmi !

The first time you play a DVD, it sometimes takes a little while for libdvdcss to work out the decoding for that DVD, next time it is faster, so you could try again.

Maybe you should make also sure that you have all the Mandrake updates. Again, go to the easy urpmi site, and select everything, especially updates.

Then try

urpmi --update --auto-select

I know you have already tried this, but when t said "Everything already installed", you had not set up your sources properly. Please try again.

A lot of packages will be updated, and you will find that Mandrake works much better.


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