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Old 02-18-2014, 01:04 PM   #1
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DVD css possible region issue?


I have a new Acer aspire ZC-102 all in one computer with Mageia 4 installed. The dvd drive is a Matshita.
I installed dvdcss and dvdread Lib's. I have Dragon, SMPlayer and VLC install and they all do about the same thing. If I put in a dvd with TV shows, I think MP4's they play fine.
I have read there was an issue with regions set incorrectly in Matshita drives, but then read that the dvdcss lib would ignore that.


Here is what happened when I tried to play a dvd with dragon, this repaets itself for a little bit then stops. SMPlayer goes through all the chapeters and finishes in a similar way.

[dad@localhost ~]$ dragon
[dad@localhost ~]$ QPainter::begin: Paint device returned engine == 0, type: 2
Object::connect: No such signal org::freedesktop::UPower:eviceAdded(QDBusObjectPath)
Object::connect: No such signal org::freedesktop::UPower:eviceRemoved(QDBusObjectPath)

libdvdread: Attempting to retrieve all CSS keys
libdvdread: This can take a _long_ time, please be patient

libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.VOB at 0x00000158
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.VOB at 0x000001b6
libdvdread: Error cracking CSS key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.VOB (0x000001b6)
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB at 0x0000af32
libdvdread: Error cracking CSS key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB (0x0000af32)!!
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_0.VOB at 0x0008408a
libdvdread: Error cracking CSS key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_0.VOB (0x0008408a)
libdvdread: Elapsed time 1


Thanks dad
 
Old 02-18-2014, 01:18 PM   #2
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Although in many cases the firmware allows programs to ignore the region code, in this case the firmware does not.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=967634
https://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic...32434&p=142044

The only two options now are:
1) use regionset to set the region, but know that the drive limits the number of times you can change the region, after which it locks the region.
2) get yourself rpc1 firmware and flash it to make the drive region-free, if the firmware exists.

I had a drive that allowed you to view movies from another region code, but only at 1x. So, the firmware can impose limits, or simply not allow it at all like yours.
 
Old 02-18-2014, 02:02 PM   #3
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I am thinking option 3, replace the drive?
But I have a feeling it may be specifically made for this computer.

Thanks, I'll look into this more at least now I now what the deal is, thanks Metaschima
 
Old 02-18-2014, 10:20 PM   #4
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I have a question about trying to use the regionset.
I downloaded regionset-0.2.tar.gz from http://linvdr.org/download/regionset/
Opened it on my desktop and it says in the readme to call "make".
I am not sure what its asking to make. I tried the command make and Mageia 4 replies back with command not found.
AARRGG!

dad
 
Old 02-18-2014, 11:16 PM   #5
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Got it. Thanks metaschima
I had to install make and gcc and it installed.
I ran it and set it to region 1 .
Then opened SMPlayer and played a DVD.
Unbelieveable!
 
Old 02-19-2014, 11:58 AM   #6
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Remember that if you change it a certain number of times, it will lock it and you won't be able to change it anymore. I believe you can change it 5 times before it locks to the fifth one.
 
Old 02-19-2014, 12:32 PM   #7
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I just wanted it on region 1.
Its just wierd that this problem has gone on for 2 or 3 years and the manufacturer hasn't fix it.
So if it locks on 1 I am fine with that.
thanks!
 
Old 02-19-2014, 01:19 PM   #8
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Occassionally (rarely) I will see one or two VOB files on a DVD reported with an "Error cracking..." message. But those VOB's don't contain the main movie feature, so I ignore the messages and continue on without problems. So if you have an issue where it's saying "Error cracking..." for all the VOB's that's a problem. But running into this error on occassion for a single VOB or two on a disk is apparently "normal" in my experience. I've never tried to diagnose/debug this occassional error because it's never presented any kind of functional issue.

I am in Region 1 and have never attempted to play anything but Region 1 disks. Both of my drives result in output like below, which I assume is saying that I don't have any region setting in either drive. But they play region 1 disks just fine.

Code:
$ regionset /dev/sr0
regionset version 0.1 -- reads/sets region code on DVD drives
Current Region Code settings:
RPC Phase: II
type: NONE
vendor resets available: 4
user controlled changes resets available: 5
drive plays discs from region(s):, mask=0xFF

Would you like to change the region setting of your drive? [y/n]:n
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