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Old 01-19-2008, 03:46 PM   #1
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Question 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?
Old 01-19-2008, 05:10 PM   #2
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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.
Old 01-21-2008, 12:46 PM   #3
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Many thanks for that, it worked.


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