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Old 03-04-2005, 11:44 PM   #1
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Angry DVD movie player that works?

Is there such a thing? I tried XINE, but be blowed if I can work out how to 'open' a movie in it. Seems you have to feed it one VOB file at a time. Very tedious.

Tried something called MPlayer- looks impressive. Very easy to 'open' a DVD Movie. But then, it just sits there and seems to reading the DVD and writing to the hard disks. That goes on for about 20 minutes and then the application closes and disappears.

I'd welcome suggestions, short of using WINE and a Windows app.

Old 03-04-2005, 11:55 PM   #2
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Try Ogle, Google it. Need to watch a DVD? Ogle has all you need.
Old 03-05-2005, 12:02 AM   #3
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Originally posted by BROse
Try Ogle, Google it. Need to watch a DVD? Ogle has all you need.
Ta. Consider it googled
Old 03-05-2005, 12:42 AM   #4
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It is normal for mplayer to not display anything if certain titles on the DVD movie just contain menu or other information not related to mpeg information. I have some movies that I have to specify what titles to play.

I have never got xine to play DVD movies that came with Mandrake. I usually uninstall the Xine RPM package and compile Xine myself. Another DVD player is Video Lan Client. Again compile it because you get better support and you can practice the steps to compile programs. Though, compiling Video Lan Client takes a long time because it relies on certain libraries to function.
Old 03-05-2005, 07:43 AM   #5
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when you use xine to play dvds you have your dvd device set up as /dev/dvd and then when you press the dvd button on the xine gui thats where it looks.
Old 03-05-2005, 11:51 AM   #6
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If you had used the Search feature, above, you would have found many threads such as this one where the solution for viewing DVDs via xine has been posted.

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Old 03-05-2005, 04:25 PM   #7
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install the easy urpmi PLF sources.that "should" allow you to install a fully working player.(my MDK box dosen't have a dvd drive-so i can't be sure)


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