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    Question DVD Playback Complexity (SOLVED)

    OK. I think I know my way around multi-media, but I'm not making much progress with this issue. It's my Laptop (see sig) - Mostly it hardly ever plays movies etc.. music yes - Anyway I had done the multi-media business on it when I installed 11.1 and I have played .avi files but never a movie dvd. The dvd mounts fine, I can browse it but nothing plays the dvd. (vlc, mplayer, smplayer, xine).

    I have I'm sure all the necessaries installed, here is the 10 step output:

    Code:
    gstreamer-0_10-0.10.23-42.pm.1                                                                     
    gstreamer-0_10-ffmpeg-0.10.7-42.pm.1                                                               
    gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mp3-0.10.10-42.pm.1                                                         
    gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mpegdemux-0.10.23-42.pm.1                                                   
    gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mpegmux-0.10.4-42.pm.1                                                      
    gstreamer-0_10-lang-0.10.23-42.pm.1                                                                
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-0.10.13-42.pm.1                                                         
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-lang-0.10.13-42.pm.1                                                    
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-base-0.10.23-42.pm.1                                                        
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-base-lang-0.10.23-42.pm.1                                                   
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-0.10.15-42.pm.1                                                        
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-extra-0.10.15-42.pm.1                                                  
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-lang-0.10.15-42.pm.1                                                   
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-0.10.12-42.pm.1                                                        
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-lang-0.10.12-42.pm.1                                                   
    gstreamer-0_10-schroedinger-1.0.5-42.pm.4                                                          
    gstreamer-0_10-utils-0.10.23-42.pm.1                                                               
    gstreamer-utils-0.10.23-42.pm.1                                                                    
    libavc1394-0-0.5.3-129.3                                                                           
    libavcodec52-0.5-0.pm.3                                                                            
    libavdevice52-0.5-0.pm.3                                                                           
    libavformat52-0.5-0.pm.3                                                                           
    libavutil49-0.5-0.pm.3                                                                             
    libgstinterfaces-0_10-0-0.10.23-42.pm.1                                                            
    libgstphotography-0_10-0-0.10.13-42.pm.1                                                           
    libgstreamer-0_10-0-0.10.23-42.pm.1                                                                
    libpostproc51-0.5-0.pm.3                                                                           
    libswscale0-0.5-0.pm.3                                                                             
    libvlc2-1.0.1-0.pm.0
    libvlccore2-1.0.1-0.pm.0
    libxine1-1.1.16.3-0.pm.3
    libxine1-codecs-1.1.16.3-0.pm.3
    libxine1-gnome-vfs-1.1.16.3-0.pm.3
    libxine1-pulse-1.1.16.3-0.pm.3
    MPlayer-1.0rc2_r29116-2.pm.2
    phonon-backend-gstreamer-0_10-4.3.1-31.1
    phonon-backend-xine-4.3.1-31.1
    vlc-1.0.1-0.pm.0
    vlc-mozillaplugin-1.0.1-0.pm.0
    vlc-noX-1.0.1-0.pm.0
    vlc-qt-1.0.1-0.pm.0
    xinetd-2.3.14-129.28
    xine-ui-0.99.5cvs-20090203.pm.0821
    VLC spins up the drive then before GUI opens up it just quits. No errors.

    SMPlayer fires up the GUI too, no image - a check of the menu seems to show it working thru the titles one at a time in rapid succession. Have to force a quit.

    I tried Windows in Virtual box - it kinda plays but it's all slow and distorted. But I think this is a graphics issue with the VM.

    Yes: libdvdcss is installed.

    I'll trial this again, and if necessary post info or screens. But any advice is welcome. Thanks
    Last edited by caf4926; 16-Aug-2009 at 04:21. Reason: Solved
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    Default Re: DVD Playback Complexity

    are you sure you selected the right DVD title? In mplayer if you don't specify the title to play, it defaults to title 1 which sometimes is not the correct one or is even empty thus mplayer will exit directly. When ran, mplayer prints the amount of titles on the DVD and you can select which one to play with dvd://2 .... for example

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    Default Re: DVD Playback Complexity

    Quote Originally Posted by microchip8 View Post
    are you sure you selected the right DVD title? In mplayer if you don't specify the title to play, it defaults to title 1 which sometimes is not the correct one or is even empty thus mplayer will exit directly. When ran, mplayer prints the amount of titles on the DVD and you can select which one to play with dvd://2 .... for example
    It's nothing to do with that micro.
    here is a couple of shots
    In file browser and terminal screen when trying to play in vlc

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    Default Re: DVD Playback Complexity

    Looking through your list, i don't see libdvdcss anywhere. Is it installed ?

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    Default Re: DVD Playback Complexity

    is that a new DVD? If so, it may have protection that dvdcss can't crack - most new titles come with this kind of new protection so your best bet may be to run it through a Windows decrypter and let it strip it and spew out an ISO for you

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    Default Re: DVD Playback Complexity

    Umm.. Yes. It's mentioned outside the list at the bottom of my comments.

    Code:
    rpm -qi libdvdcss
    Name        : libdvdcss                    Relocations: (not relocatable)
    Version     : 1.2.10                            Vendor: VideoLAN Project (http://www.videolan.org)
    Release     : 6.1                           Build Date: Sun 08 Mar 2009 17:22:44 GMT
    Install Date: Sun 10 May 2009 21:25:27 BST      Build Host: messiah
    Group       : Productivity/Multimedia/Other   Source RPM: libdvdcss-1.2.10-6.1.src.rpm
    Size        : 34320                            License: GPL
    Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Sun 08 Mar 2009 17:22:58 GMT, Key ID 33de8fb7c8da93d2
    Packager    : Dominique Leuenberger <dominique-rpm@leuenberger.net>
    URL         : http://developers.videolan.org/libdvdcss/
    Summary     : a simple library designed for accessing DVDs without having to bother about the decryption.
    Description :
    libdvdcss is a simple library designed for accessing DVDs like a block device without having to bother about the decryption.
    Distribution: VideoLAN / 11.1
    If this help. I can tell you dvd's with no encryption play fine.
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    Default Re: DVD Playback Complexity

    Quote Originally Posted by microchip8 View Post
    is that a new DVD? If so, it may have protection that dvdcss can't crack - most new titles come with this kind of new protection so your best bet may be to run it through a Windows decrypter and let it strip it and spew out an ISO for you
    I have tried many dvd's . The one in the drive now is Goldeneye. Fairly old dvd really.
    In F10 Box - no problem.
    I can rip it in k9copy in 10mins and it will play on the Laptop
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    Default Re: DVD Playback Complexity

    got libdvdread installed ?

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    Default Re: DVD Playback Complexity

    Quote Originally Posted by deltaflyer44 View Post
    got libdvdread installed ?

    Andy
    Code:
     rpm --query --all 'libdvd*'
    libdvdread4-4.1.3-1.pm.2
    libdvdnav4-4.1.3-1.22
    libdvdread3-0.9.7-4.pm.11
    libdvdplay0-1.0.1-0.pm.5
    libdvdcss-1.2.10-6.1
    Thanks for your time guys so far!
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    I'm going to say the DVD player has no region set. Or a wrong region? Can you see what region it's set to?

    Got the idea from this -> DVDs don't play in Suse 11.0- Still

    Reason I'm saying it is he has the same type of laptop you have and
    I can't belief that you can't get this to work. You're the software multimedia guru! Well, one of them anyways
    Last edited by Dexter1979; 15-Aug-2009 at 10:25. Reason: Changed link
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