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Old 02-14-2004, 11:35 AM   #1
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DVD's in Linux

Hello, I have recently installed Linux and I need to be able to playback a movie (DVD) I was told that since the DVD's are locked I need to unlock them using a program (I can't remember its name). So, where can I find this program?

Please help, I really need to be able to watch my movies in Linux.
Old 02-14-2004, 11:42 AM   #2
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Locked? Just about any media player will work. I use Mplayer to watch them and several different programs to rip and edit them.
Old 02-14-2004, 02:50 PM   #3
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I think you may be looking for libdvdcss if you're trying to use xine or whatever, but I agree with Allen614 - just use mplayer.
Old 06-24-2004, 01:09 PM   #4
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I installed mplayer. Does it need libdvdcss, how do I get for Slackware??
Old 06-24-2004, 01:23 PM   #5
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I would search your package installer for the file and see if you can install it that way or just do a search in google for it.
Old 06-24-2004, 01:52 PM   #6
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mplayer doesn't need libdvdcss, but it doesn't hurt to install it

search for google for libdvdcss, it should be the first result

with mplayer, the best way to compile it is to download the latest version (1.0pre4 last i checked) and do ./configure --enable-gui

in slackware, if your dvd player is also your main cd player, you will want to see if ide-scsi emulation is enabled

know what device your dvd player is (check dmesg.. it is usually /dev/hdc or /dev/hdd)

then, test with mplayer by issuing mplayer /dev/hdx (whatever your device is); then you can create a /dev/dvd symlink


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