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Old 01-02-2006, 05:49 PM   #1
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Cannot play commercial DVD's in SUSU 10


Please help. I've tried many many solutions with no luck. Here's where I'm at now:

I have the following packages installed:
libdvdcss2-1.2.9-1
libdvdnav-0.1.10-4
libdvdread-0.9.4-149.pm.0
libxine1-1.1.1-0.pm.2
xine-ui-0.99.4-5.pm.1

I can play music with Xine but if I run xine from the command line and try to play a dvd movie I get the following:
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.9 for DVD access

libdvdread: Attempting to retrieve all CSS keys
libdvdread: This can take a _long_ time, please be patient

libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.VOB at 0x0005ffab
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_0.VOB at 0x000601d0
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB at 0x00060253
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_0.VOB at 0x0006026a
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_1.VOB at 0x000628df
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_03_0.VOB at 0x0006291b
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_03_1.VOB at 0x0006bed9
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Found 3 VTS's
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0

*** libdvdread: CHECK_VALUE failed in ifo_read.c:927 ***
*** for vts_ptt_srpt->nr_of_srpts != 0 ***

xiTK received SIGSEGV signal, RIP.
Aborted

at this point I'm stuck. Thanks in advance for abny help/advice
 
Old 01-02-2006, 08:14 PM   #2
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Is there a particular guide you followed as to which packages you would need? There are many, and most work fine. For instance the "Hacking OpenSuSE" article and many threads here in LQ will give you a full install guide and provide SuSE install sources, usually packman, or Guru. Assuming you followed one we need to know which one to see exactly what you have installed and what instructions you followed, assuming none... you may want to try following one of said guides.
 
Old 01-02-2006, 10:22 PM   #3
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install the libdvdcss-1.2.8-2.network.i386.rpm off this web site. (it maybe a different name) that will make it work.

http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/xine/ <--thats the web site


I used this package when I was in slackware and everything worked perect. I'haven't tested it in suse (my dvd drive died) but it should work cause I use the libxine off that site too.

the stuff on that site is cvs.

 
Old 01-03-2006, 03:57 PM   #4
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Because of German law, SUSE can't play DVDs and certain other media formats, so they have to cripple programs like xine. Here's how to solve that:

Open YaST.
Click 'Installation Source'.
Click 'Add...' at the bottom, and select 'FTP' from the Menu.
Under 'Server Name', enter 'ftp.gwdg.de'.
Under 'Directory on Server', enter 'pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/10.0'.
Click 'OK'.
Once it's downloaded the list of packages, click 'Finish'.
Click 'Software Management'.
Once it's finished reading the package information, select 'Package Groups' from the 'Filter' drop-down menu.
Scroll to the bottom of the 'Package Groups' list and select 'zzz All'.
Right-click on anything in the individual package list, and from the menu select 'All in This List', then 'Update if newer version is available'.
Click 'Accept' and wait while fixed versions of the programs and related files are downloaded.
 
Old 01-03-2006, 04:00 PM   #5
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It has nothing to do with German Law, it is US law, the major trendsetter for companies not wanting to be prosecuted, as Germany doesn't own the copyrights to the software or media which is at risk. The US companies do. And it is not that it cannot play dvds or read other media. It cannot read copyrighted media types, like mp3 and DVD OUT OF THE BOX, unless you get the paid retail version. However you can easily install the functionality. And in SuSE 10, you cannot use an unupdated list of REPOs to get the content. It is not available without going to the inst_source repository or using Guru, packman or other sources.
 
Old 01-03-2006, 05:09 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RedShirt
It has nothing to do with German Law, it is US law, the major trendsetter for companies not wanting to be prosecuted, as Germany doesn't own the copyrights to the software or media which is at risk. The US companies do.
US law only applies in the US. German law only applies to Germany. UK law only applies to the UK.

SUSE not playing certain content has nothing to do with who owns the copyright (that only stops you selling the product as your own anyway). It's the patents that are the problem, and German law is very strict about people/companies releasing software that uses patented content.

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And it is not that it cannot play dvds or read other media. It cannot read copyrighted media types, like mp3 and DVD OUT OF THE BOX, unless you get the paid retail version.
I've just uninstalled the Packman versions of xine and its library from my computer and reinstalled the versions from my retail DVD. Opening xine, there's a message on the display saying 'This version of xine may lack certain features because of legal requirements (potential patent violations).' Upon trying to play a DVD, two messages pop up, one saying 'Warning: This version of Xine lacks support for playing DVD discs for legal reasons.', the other says '-xine engine error- There is no plugin available to handle 'dvd:/'. Maybe MRL sytax is wrong or file/stream source doesn't exist.'
 
Old 01-03-2006, 07:03 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by darkhatter
install the libdvdcss-1.2.8-2.network.i386.rpm off this web site. (it maybe a different name) that will make it work.

http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/xine/ <--thats the web site


I used this package when I was in slackware and everything worked perect. I'haven't tested it in suse (my dvd drive died) but it should work cause I use the libxine off that site too.

the stuff on that site is cvs.

I've used this sites downloads with SuSE 9.1 through 10.0 and it always worked for me.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 10:48 PM   #8
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first I followed the advice on the hacking suse 10 page referenced above. No luck. Next I deleted the xine packages and followed the instructions on this page:

http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/xine/

still no luck. I downloaded and compiled the libdvdcss, xinelib and xine-ui from source and compiled/installed from scratch - then xine would not even play audio CD's, it just crashed.

So next I re-installed from the SUSE10 dvd except I unchecked xine & friends so they would not be installed. Again I followed the instructions on the hacking SUSE linux page and I still cannot play DVD's.

Any help.. Please???

This was way easy with Fedora core 3 - however I like almost everything else about SUSE 10 better than Fedora and do not want to switch back.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 02:15 AM   #9
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Why did you not just download the rpms (not the src ones) and install them? That's what I did and it worked.

Do you have any repositories setup? If you do, then I would do searches for xine and dvd and install those not from the CDs/DVD.

Last edited by Jongi; 01-05-2006 at 02:22 AM.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 04:51 AM   #10
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Any help.. Please???
Follow the instructions I posted above.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 03:12 PM   #11
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Actually I did download the rpms and install them. First the ones from the hacking SUSE 10 article links, then from the xine homepage links to packaged RPM's for suse. Both of these attempts did not correct the issue...
 
Old 01-05-2006, 04:22 PM   #12
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There are many video file formats, Hollywood DVDs are just one of many. Could you please tell us what is the source and name of the DVD you are trying to view.

I find that http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/xine/ is the most consistently working source of xine rpms. The only additions I would make are mplayer which comes with the widest variety of codec and kmplayer which is a front end to both xine and mplayer which has great default configurations for both of those. Any xine remnants from SuSE must be removed, including kaffien, before installing from the site mentioned above. To make our lives more difficult, commercial DVD movies come tagged for the region they were purchased in. For example a DVD purchased in Asia will be blocked from playing by a US version of software.
 
Old 01-06-2006, 06:06 PM   #13
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Follow this site's instruction. Works like a charm if you stick with it.

http://www.desktoplinux.com/articles/AT2703022234.html
 
  


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