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Old 06-10-2004, 09:28 PM   #1
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Mplayer won't play DVD's

Hey everyone.

I'm having a problem in mplayer, when I try to play DVD's I only get this

Playing dvd://2.
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
Reading disc structure, please wait...
There are 5 titles on this DVD.
There are 1 chapters in this DVD title.
There are 1 angles in this DVD title.
DVD successfully opened.
Cache fill: 18.85% (1581056 bytes) LMLM4 Stream Format not found

It pretty much stops there like that and the DVD won't play. I installed mplayer using the urpmi command in the terminal. If I install mplayer by compiling it from source it works fine but I run into other problems (I don't want to get into that). Right now everything works but the DVD.

I noticed that it says that encrypted DVD support is unavailable after 'libdvdread'. So I tried to install libdvdread from the cd using urpmi. I found a package for libdvdread3 and libdvdread3-devel using urpmi but when I try to install it I get this

[root@localhost kaega]# urpmi libdvdread3-devel
Please insert the medium named "Installation CD 4 (x86) " on device [/dev/hdc]
Press Enter when ready...

I don't have a disk four, and I can't find an iso for one. I'm hoping this isn't something that comes on the retail version of mandrake.

By the way, the problem I'm having in the compiled version of mplayer is in mpeg's the sound sound's like people are underwater. I'm on mandrake 10 and I have found other people with this exact same problem.

You've probably noticed that in that forum I posted trying the older version of mplayer. I took my own advice and it didn't work.

Old 06-10-2004, 09:52 PM   #2
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You might look into libdvdcss.
I had to install that to get mplayer to play DVD's on a slackware system.

Here's a similar thread.
Edit: oops, that's over at justlinux. shhhhh......

Last edited by itsjustme; 06-10-2004 at 09:59 PM.
Old 06-10-2004, 10:39 PM   #3
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Try this:
Old 06-10-2004, 11:29 PM   #4
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I got it. It was the libdvdcss package that did it. I did a search for a package that would work with mandrake 10.0 and installed it. Thanks a billion itsjustme.


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