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Old 11-03-2004, 05:53 PM   #1
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Playing DVD's in Mandrake 10.1

I have a new problem in mandrake 10.1 - trying to play a DVD.

I have a second computer upon which I have loaded this fine distro, and I was able to play one of his little Builder Bob DVD's in xine with no problem.

But when I put in Star Wars II Attack of the Clones, it crashed. So I launched it from a console, and it said that it was detecting an encrypted Region 1 DVD. I read some information, and took some steps:

1. Downloaded and compiled the latest Xine and Xine UI.

Still didn't work.

2. Downloaded the RPM with the new libdvdcss.

Still didn't work.

3. Tried probing with a tool for the region of my dvd rom. It's a region 1.

I don't understand what the problem is. It plays the FBI warning, the Interpol warning, the MPAA rating, and then the DVD just dies and gives an error message about an invalid IFO.

Any suggestions other than "Linux24, what is the exact text of the error?" I'll paste it in tonight.
Old 11-03-2004, 06:16 PM   #2
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try mplayer!
Old 11-03-2004, 06:20 PM   #3
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Doesn't it just use the xine libraries too?
Old 11-04-2004, 09:56 AM   #4
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mplayer doesn't use xine libraries. you can try the version of xine that comes with PLF. just add the PLF repository to urpmi by following the instructions from easyurpmi
Old 11-04-2004, 10:28 AM   #5
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Well, I got xine working. There was an essential step that I didn't think was necessary after compiling and installing all of the xine stuff I installed: reboot.

After I booted the thing up last night to get the error text and it played the DVD flawlessly. Awesome!


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