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Old 04-09-2004, 03:58 AM   #1
czechknight93
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Unhappy HELP...Problems decrypting DVDs


Hello!

I am trying to play DVDs on my Linux system. I am using Mandrake 10 Community as my distro. I can play DVDs, but only those that are NOT encrypted, which is 2 movies out of my whole collection (Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one ). I have all of the necessary tools and libraries installed to make DVD playback work properly. The problem is when I play a DVD in XINE (using the console to fire up the GUI), I ALWAYS get the error stating "decryption unsupported," but everything else works. Don't forget that I DO have libdvdcss-1.2.8 installed on my system . I installed it from source and there were NO errors in installation. From what I've read , all I REALLY need is libdvdcss. I have read MANY posts in this forum that the success is in downloading this file. Well, I downloaded the file and no DVD playback. I can't even rip the DVD with K3b using transcode and XviD. It says "Data: No Copy/encrypted." Yet again that libdvdcss file should take care of that. What do I do? Am I forced to depend on Windows for DVD playback? I'm trying to filter Windows out of my life (except for gaming, which is the only place Linux really lacks ). I really appreciate any advice given. Thanks!

Billy
 
Old 04-09-2004, 04:10 AM   #2
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You need a special plugin for xine, as it does not support decryption as standard.

The Xine DVD HOWTO has all the details.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 06:38 AM   #3
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Or just use a program called mplayer to do that as well. You should not need to download any plugin.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 06:40 AM   #4
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Xine is tricky to get working with decryption, although it's doable. I never got it to work. I use mplayer and VLC (videolan client, www.videolan.org). VLC is EASY to get working. mplayer is not too bad.

Just download everything in the directory when you install vlc and you'll get the decryption stuff.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 07:34 AM   #5
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ogle is also easy to get working, tho i could never get the gui to compile
 
Old 04-09-2004, 11:02 AM   #6
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I've tried most of these with no luck (see my response to your suggestion below).

leonscape - I have downloaded that plugin, but it would NOT compile because it could not find XINE . If I can watch movies that are not encrypted in XINE, why can't this plugin find XINE? I have a shortcut to it on my desktop.

JROCK1980 - I have downloaded MPlayer, but NONE of my compression utilities will unpack it. It is a .bz2 file, but when it downloads, is't named as a .tar.tar file. How do I unpack this? I want to use MPlayer, but this is why I don't.

mrd - I downloaded VideoLan Client and it looks good, but don't you need an IP address to run it? My PC will NOT give me an IP address. I have tried to assign my own, but it isn't saved and returns to 0 as the IP address.

dopefish - I will definitely try Ogle. I'm to the point now where I'll try almost anything.

Thank you all for helping!
 
Old 04-09-2004, 11:07 AM   #7
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rename the mplayer file from .tar.tar to .tar.bz2 then type
tar xvjf mplayer.tar.bz2
videolan shouldnt need an ip unless your trying to stream it across a network, else just use 127.0.0.1
 
  


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