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Old 02-07-2004, 10:57 PM   #1
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Angry can watch normal DVDs, but not DVD from the States....


hihi, running mdk 9.2, installed xine w/ a brunch of libdvd**** (come with mdk installation disc)
i'm able to watch normal dvds (from asia, from europe, from <you name it>), but i can't watch none of the dvds that i rent from blockbuster :P

/usr/lib/libdvdread.a
/usr/lib/libdvdread.so.3.0.0
/usr/lib/libdvdread.so.3
/usr/lib/libdvdnav.so.0.3.0
/usr/lib/libdvdnav.so.0
/usr/lib/libdvdread.la
/usr/lib/libdvdread.so
/usr/lib/libdvdnav.la
/usr/lib/libdvdnav.so

now, do i need the "real" libdvd*** from somewhere, or there's something i'm missing?
thanks for help
 
Old 02-07-2004, 11:10 PM   #2
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Not sure how to tackle this one...

I've never used xine. Here both ogle
and mplayer can play DVD's from all
regions just fine. The biggest difference
is that Europe & Oceania for instance
use PAL, whereas the states use NTSC.

Maybe that causes the problem, no idea
what to in xine to handle it.



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 02-08-2004, 04:06 AM   #3
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could be that your dvd player handles the regional crapola in the firmware. different manufacturers possibly do different things. basically for me, the player will change regions 5 times before becoming permanently set to the last region that was changed. this is done all in the hardware's firmware. to get it reset, i have to go to a service station and have them reset it. or i could try flashing the dvd player to make it permanently ignore region settings (dangerous and not all dvd player models have this kind of hack). what i try to do instead is to find region 0 dvds so i don't have to deal with that. have you tried playing your blockbuster dvds in windows, provided you have windows installed on the same computer where your dvd drive is on?

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Old 02-08-2004, 02:30 PM   #4
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winxp w/ powerdvd installed. it works perfectly fine on every dvds that i got. just mdk won't let me play my US dvds, only allow me to play others...
 
  


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