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Old 03-15-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
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xine + libdvdcss +playing dvd's +suse 9.2

Hi, I'm a newbie to Linux, and hope someone can help me out.

I have been reading on some posts that you can get xine to work with encrypted movies by building two more additional packages on SuSE. Firstly you need to build libdvdcss.

This I did using a spec file I got from Planet Suse. That seems to work, and two rpms where create.

The next step is the one I am stuck on. They say that you have to rebuild the xine-lib source rpm and then install a new file called xine-internal.

This is the bit I'm not sure on. I found a file called xine-lib-0.99.rc6a-4.2.nosrc.rpm on the DVD.

I ran a rpmbuild -rebuild xine-lib-0.99.rc6a-4.2.nosrc.rpm. That seems to run fine, but did not create any rpm's at all.

I then tried to an rpm -ivh xine-lib-0.99.rc6a-4.2.nosrc.rpm. Then ran a rpmbuild -ba specfile.

This ran OK, but again no rpm files.

What am I doing wrong...???
Old 03-15-2005, 04:59 PM   #2
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Easier way to do it is to simply download the appropriate RPM's from here Xine daily Builds and install them. Make sure you've uninstalled first any Suse xine rpm's not you might already have on your system.
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The xine-lib files you're trying to install are the one's that don't play encrypted dvds.

You can get the one's that do here
Old 03-15-2005, 05:20 PM   #4
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So basicaly when they mention the bit about "After that you rebuilt the xine-lib source RPM. You can throw away all generated binary packages but xine-internal." in the following web site

they mean that you get the src rpm from pacman or xine, and build that. Then just install the xine-internal.

Am I right in this.

As I side note I just installed the mplayer and that works without a hitch. I could have installed all the xine packages from xine, but thought it might be worth trying to see if I could get the suse packages to work with the two extra packages.


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