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Old 04-03-2003, 09:54 PM   #1
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I am looking of saoftware playing VCD/DVD?

Dear all,

i am looking for a software that can play vcd and dvd.
i try mplayer, xine, and alsa... but, none of them can really works!
i find that installing this is pretty tedious and troublesome. gosh.. i been doing this for all night long, but then, still not working....
pls, give me some advices on this... all i want is just a software that can play vcd and dvd, just like the windvd in windows...
also, let me know what are ther files needed to be downloaded.. from my experience installing mplayer, it needs a lot of libraries files, this file and that file.... gosh.. i almost fainted....

pls, help!
Old 04-03-2003, 10:31 PM   #2
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Start gathering the libs then :)

But you probably don't need every single
one it could utilize, anyway.

I would have said mplayer, too ;)

Old 04-03-2003, 10:53 PM   #3
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ok to get xine working with DVD go to and search for xine-dvdnav
this is a plugin for xine to use dvd menus you'll probably need a bunch of other rpms to get dvd's working but you can start there and get it working. If you have urpmi installed it may help make it easier so you don't have to worry about dependencies.
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mplayer will work fine. post some infor and we can helop you out, but mplayer is ny far the best and most powerful open source media player around imho.
Old 04-04-2003, 08:29 AM   #5
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Palin: the latest versions of Xine include the dvdnav plugin, attempting to install it seperately will give errors.

With regard to the original question, mplayer or xine are what you want. I personally find xine to be preferable, since its DVD playback has improved immensely in recent versions.


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