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Old 02-16-2007, 02:10 PM   #1
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Question whats the difference between libdvdcss and libdvdcss2?

whats the difference between libdvdcss and libdvdcss2?
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There's a 2 on the end of your second lib

The only difference I can see is that maybe libdvdcss2 is usually from a newer source version. Really, I assume the files are probably identical and the difference is preference for application similarity (libdvdread2 for example may be 'compatible' with libdvdcss2). The source is at version 1.2.9; which doesn't really correlate to either library versions. If it's an itch that you really want to scratch you may want to contact someone like the folks and see if they can give you a really good answer.

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As far as I know it's a naming convention, but u should go through VideoLAN site if you are to be certain. I think it refers to the 1.2.x series of libdvdcss.
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What distro are we talking about? If we're talking about a Debian or Debian-based distribution, then some configuration option/syntax has changed. Simply put, you cannot use a configuration file from libdvdcss with libdvdcss2. I am sure there are some variations etc, but I think that is the general rule.
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One thing that's fairly-unique about the Linux system is that you can have multiple versions of a particular library installed on your computer at the same time. If you look in the /lib directory you'll see what I mean.

When the major name of the library changes, as in this case, it implies that the two are not compatible; that they are distinct.


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