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Old 09-09-2003, 07:34 AM   #1
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DVD's in Linux


Hi People,

I am using RH8 and at the moment i cannot watch DVD in Linux......

I have tried using xine, but with no joy . What am I doing wrong ? this is a long running problem for me.......

Anyone Help!..


Thanks i advance.


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Old 09-09-2003, 07:42 AM   #2
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probably cos you're using the crippled version of Xine that mplayer provide. get a real version of a real player, e.g. http://mplayerhq.hu and try that. if you have a specific issue provide some useful infomration about "no joy"... errors etc... we can't help if you don't tell us anything useful.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 08:22 AM   #3
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Try installing ogle player. It is a really nifty application. Mplayer is a really good player too, but a bit difficult to configure, but a boon if you really wanna encode stuff (mencoder). Try ogle for DVD's.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 12:26 PM   #4
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DVD's In Linux

Hi All,

Sorry I was not specific enough with the reasons for the " no joy" problems regarding my last post on DVD's in Linux ( was in a hurry ) I will be a little more specific.
First up ( before xine ) about Mplayer, I tried installing it from rpm..... first it would It just hang, then this ???

[root@localhost lub0]# rpm -i mplayer-0.91-2.i386.rpm
warning: only V3 signatures can be verified, skipping V4 signature
error: Failed dependencies:
mplayer-common = 0.91 is needed by mplayer-0.91-2

[root@localhost lub0]# rpm -i mplayer-common-0.91-2.i386.rpm
warning: only V3 signatures can be verified, skipping V4 signature
error: Failed dependencies:
mplayer = 0.91 is needed by mplayer-common-0.91-2
[root@localhost lub0]#

I know I am a noobie, but this feels like the circle thing ?. Next........

xine! ( I feel myself be strangely drawn back towards compiling through *.tgz... )

[root@localhost rpm]# rpm -i xine-0.9.20-fr1.i386.rpm
warning: xine-0.9.20-fr1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID e42d547b
error: Failed dependencies:
xine-lib >= 1.0.0 is needed by xine-0.9.20-fr1
libaa.so.1 is needed by xine-0.9.20-fr1
libpthread.so.0(GLIBC_2.3.2) is needed by xine-0.9.20-fr1
libxine.so.1 is needed by xine-0.9.20-fr1
[root@localhost rpm]#??????????????????????


Does RH8 have deficiencies, or does rpm suck.

I had xine installed in my last install of both RH8 & MD9, I could not get it to work in either...


Sorry for this post being so long, maybe i should have broke into two....

Mega thanks in advance.....


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Old 09-09-2003, 12:43 PM   #5
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have you tried searching for the missing libs at rpmfind.net (ie, the ones xine says are needed)?

http://fr.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html...query=xine-lib

also, you may want to look into APT to help deal with dependency-hell. I have read there is a nice port for RPMs available.


good luck



EDIT: also, iirc you would need to get decss for xine to allow decoding of dvds - don't think xine includes it by default, due to copyright issues.

Last edited by Genesee; 09-09-2003 at 12:48 PM.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 07:24 PM   #6
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Try using Synpatic to get rid of ur RPM problems. U can get it from freshrpms. Really cool piece of s/w. Ofcourse u could always go ahead and install one of the rpms with the rpm --nodeps option to ensure that it installs even without the dependencies. I did that with KDE 3.1.3. Had several of those circular dependencies. I tried to solve them, then decided to go this way. I might be wrong, but at least KDE hasnt crashed yet

Cheers
 
Old 09-09-2003, 09:05 PM   #7
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:D

Thanks I will give it a go....


Lub0
 
Old 09-09-2003, 09:05 PM   #8
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Get all the xine rpm's you need, including plugins, from this site.

xine

If you get dependency errors, google like this:

Redhat 8.0 file you need

Last edited by pilotgi; 09-09-2003 at 09:08 PM.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 06:26 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by pilotgi
Get all the xine rpm's you need, including plugins, from this site.

xine

If you get dependency errors, google like this:

Redhat 8.0 file you need
no, much easier to go to rpmfind.net and search for the file there.... well i always used to when i was on redhat
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by pilotgi
Get all the xine rpm's you need, including plugins, from this site.

xine

If you get dependency errors, google like this:

Redhat 8.0 file you need
no, much easier to go to rpmfind.net and search for the file there.... well i always used to when i was on redhat
 
Old 10-01-2003, 11:59 AM   #11
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Problem Solved

Thanks Everyone,

I got there in the end. It seems MPlayer is quite difficult to configure if you are a of any sort. My problems started to ease when I found how useful "apt" is. This is a mini saviour to me as I found the tracking down of software to meet dependencies very very tiresome sometimes. I now have DvD's happily playing on xine and ogle although MPlayer is next on the list. Does anyone know of good independant documentation on MP.

Again, thx everyone for their input.

Cheers

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