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Old 02-12-2017, 10:52 AM   #1
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How to play pc-friendly dvd?


Using Debian jessie 64 bit

I tried to play a dvd and couldn't get to work. After investigating I found out it is a pc-friendly dvd. Never heard of that before. Beeen doing some search on the NET, but not able to figure out how to play this dvd on my computer. Is there a program that I can install that will allow me to play this dvd?

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Old 02-12-2017, 11:31 AM   #2
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$ mpv dvd://

Although pc friendly might just mean a mountable filesystem with media files on disc.
 
Old 02-12-2017, 07:31 PM   #3
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This is the output of the command:
Code:
joe@BunsenLabs:~$ mpv dvd://
Playing: dvd://
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 5.0.1
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
************************************************
**                                            **
**  No css library available. See             **
**  /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/README.css     **
**  for more information.                     **
**                                            **
************************************************
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00fe0000. Regions: 1
[dvdnav] Selecting title 0.
[dvdnav] DVDNAV, switched to title: 5
[dvdnav] Error getting next block from DVD 1 (Error reading from DVD.)
[dvdnav] Error getting next block from DVD 1 (Error reading from DVD.)
[libav/demuxer] mpeg: Estimating duration from bitrate, this may be inaccurate
[lavf] av_find_stream_info() failed
[dvdnav] Cannot seek backward in linear streams!
[dvdnav] Cannot seek backward in linear streams!
Failed to recognize file format.
I doesn't look like just files to play I could only play one file: video_ts.vob and it was a advertisement for a movie. Looks like it could be encrypted. How would I deal with this. I just bought this movie at a thift store.
 
Old 02-13-2017, 05:33 AM   #4
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VLC is designed to play movies.
You could have saved a lot of typing by just telling us "I just bought this movie at a thift store".
 
Old 02-13-2017, 05:39 AM   #5
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Commercial discs tend to be encrypted content (DRM). There was DeCSS, that decrypts directly. But laws and such, so there's another method that basically brute forces the key, but they don't use very many of them so it's still pretty fast.

/usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/README.css

Probably has the instructions about it, with a note about laws in your region. Otherwise the VLC website tends to be helpful to get the things needed to play commercial content. Most of which is probably already in your distro, but if you don't know that it exists, that impedes installing it on your own.

http://www.videolan.org/
 
Old 02-13-2017, 07:59 PM   #6
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Hey JosephS ..

You seem to be missing libdvdcss. Notwithstanding any regional legislation issues that may apply in your location, you can install this with your distro's package manager.

Cheers :-)
 
Old 02-14-2017, 02:58 AM   #7
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Hey JosephS ..

You seem to be missing libdvdcss. Notwithstanding any regional legislation issues that may apply in your location, you can install this with your distro's package manager.

Cheers :-)
Yeah, you need the libdvdcss library installed in order to play encrypted DVD's otherwise whatever media player you are using, will not be able to play the DVD.

Unless the media player you are using has this (or similar) builtin to the software, there are no exceptions!

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