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Old 10-25-2005, 06:56 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2005
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Can you play rented dvds in mythtv?

Can you play rented dvds in mythdvd/tv? From Block buster? I saw that there was some problems with encoded dvds. Are rented dvds encoded?
Old 10-26-2005, 12:05 AM   #2
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Location: United States
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Most are. I think libdvdcss will unencrypt them... but, in the US it is illegal to bypass encryption on copyrighted works like rented dvd's from Blockbuster.
Old 10-26-2005, 12:23 AM   #3
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Location: Sydney, Australia
Distribution: Fedora 8, (previously FC6, FC5, FC4, FC3, & Mandrake 10)
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Yep what a weird piece of legislation. It should be totally illegal to bypass for the purpose of duplication and resale, but surely a user should have the freedom to use the hardware of their choice to play the purchased medium.
Old 03-20-2006, 02:53 PM   #4
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I agree.
This is particularly weird as far as I'm concerned because I had DVD Player software that came with my LG DVD Burner I recently purchased. This libdvdcss is a particularly miserable piece of software to get working ... lots of dependencies and such... I finally gave up trying.
Old 03-20-2006, 03:45 PM   #5
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If you are runnign a debian system then its oonly one packages libdvdcss from marilat or what ever its called. mepis has it already enabled in it slist of repos. its has no dependences when i have installed it on mepis 3.3.1 and 3.4 rc2 and mandriva 06 and debain etch standard net install.
Old 03-20-2006, 05:14 PM   #6
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Well ALRIGHT!!!!!

libdvdcss2_1.2.8-1_i386.deb <---- load THIS first
libdvdcss2-dev_1.2.8-1_i386.deb <---- then load this one

NOW you can watch rented dvds from Kaffeine ....



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