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Old 09-25-2008, 08:00 PM   #1
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Unhappy Kaffeine 0.8.7 Can't Play DVD's Even Though Xine-ui Can

I just noticed that Kaffeine does not play DVD movies and reports an error message indicated that Xine has a reduced ability to play movies. Even though Kaffeine gives this error, Xine-ui plays DVD's just fine. Some recent update seems to have caused this problem. I have SuSE 11.0 64 bit loaded. Can anyone send me in the right direction for Kaffeine issues in playing DVD's and how it determines the abilities that Xine really has.

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Old 09-26-2008, 08:56 AM   #2
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I have had the same problem. Kaffeine did not play any (not even commercial) DVD. So I googled a little bit and found what was the right solution.

First in YAST2>System>Repositories, I deleted ALL repos and left/installed OSS, NON OSS, Update and Packman repositories.

Then I deleted ALL SUSE packages (Kaffeine, xine-ui, xine-lib, libdvdcss2). Then again I install the same but from Packman repo. Now I can play all DVDs-commercial and others.


dvd, kaffeine, libdvdcss, xine

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