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Old 11-11-2009, 02:28 PM   #1
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can't play dvd in Kaffeine ao

I can't play my dvds in Kaffeine and other players. I have searched the forum, but have this far only come across a reference to libdvdcss, but nothing on where to find it (it doesn't seem to be on my installation media) or how to install it.

I have tried running kaffeine from the shell and these are the messages I got:

as user:

nightqueen@debian:~$ kaffeine -p DVD
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 1.1.14 from
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdnav: DVD Title: KINSEY_DVD
libdvdnav: DVD Serial Number: 32CD6EE3
libdvdnav: DVD Title (Alternative): KINSEY_DVD
libdvdnav: Unable to find map file '/home/nightqueen/.dvdnav/'
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00fd0000. Regions: 2
demux_wavpack: (open_wv_file:127) open_wv_file: non-seekable inputs aren't supported yet.

as root:

No protocol specified
kdeinit: Can't connect to the X Server.
kdeinit: Might not terminate at end of session.
No protocol specified
kded: cannot connect to X server :0.0
DCOP aborting call from 'anonymous-6813' to 'kded'
No protocol specified
kaffeine: cannot connect to X server :0.0

and as user in the GUI:

The source cannot be read.
Maybe you don't have the rights to do this, or the source contains no data (eg. no disc in the drive). (Error reading from DVD).

I have checked the disc in konqueror and there are files all over it.

I've also tried mplayer, but got this result:

No stream found to handle url dvd://1

Any ideas?


Last edited by Tillus; 11-11-2009 at 02:36 PM.
Old 11-11-2009, 03:02 PM   #2
the trooper
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I get libdvdcss2 from Debian multimedia:

Briefly,you need to add an entry in /etc/apt/sources.list,something like this:

deb testing main
Then do an aptitude update.
You'll then get a warning message,to stop this you need the security 'keyring'.
Install the keyring with,aptitude install debian-mutimedia-keyring.
After installing the keyring there should be no more errors when using the update command.

You can then install the packages you'll need for watching dvd's:

aptitude install libdvdcss2 libdvdnav4 libdvdread4
Obviously if you run Stable/Lenny change the sources.list entry accordingly.
Hope this helps.


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