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al688 01-19-2008 03:46 PM

Playing dvds, pclinuxos 2007
I am completely new to linux and have installed pclinuxos 2007 on a desktop to try. So far everything has gone fine and I'm impressed, other than I am unable to play dvds. I get error messages referring to the regional encoding regardless of which player I use, vlc, mplayer etc. I presume that I have to install other software to play dvds in my region(uk), but can somebody point me in the right direction?

hand of fate 01-19-2008 05:10 PM

You need to install the package "libdvdcss". After that you should be able to play DVDs fairly easily.

Note that MPlayer's support for DVDs is rather limited. VLC has a more complete set of DVD functions.

al688 01-21-2008 12:46 PM

Many thanks for that, it worked.

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