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    Default DVD Playback / Multimedia problem

    Hi Everyone,

    I am using openSUSE 11.1. I have problems playing DVD's. I have added the packman repo and downloaded xine, mplayer togheter with the codecs, but I cant seem to play DVDs. I also intalled VLC player, but even that does not work.

    Do any of you have any suggestions?

    Many Thanks
    H

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    Default Re: DVD Playback / Multimedia problem

    You will have to install libdvdcss, I think that's in the videolan repo off the top of my head.

    Plus if you're using the KDE desktop you will have to change to packman versions of kaffeine and maybe also amarok if you want more mp3 capabilities.
    HP dv6645, Nvidia 8400m-gs, KDE 4.

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    Default Re: DVD Playback / Multimedia problem

    Quote Originally Posted by henkasdf View Post
    I am using openSUSE 11.1. I have problems playing DVD's. I have added the packman repo and downloaded xine, mplayer togheter with the codecs, but I cant seem to play DVDs. I also intalled VLC player, but even that does not work.
    It could be because your applications can not decrypt the DVDs ? (Although mplayer should work ) .... Is mplayer looking in the right place for the DVD?

    If you do not have libdvdcss installed, you can do so in a terminal with root permissions by sending the commands in sequence:
    Code:
    zypper ar http://download.videolan.org/pub/vlc/SuSE/11.1 videolan
    Code:
    zypper install libdvdcss
    Code:
    zypper rr videolan
    Note its important you send the last command. You have packman packaged apps installed, and videolan apps can conflict with those of Packman, so restrict your videolan apps to libdvdcss.

    Also install libdvdread4 and libdvdnav4 from Packman.

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    Default Re: DVD Playback / Multimedia problem

    Hi thanks for your response,
    Mplayer is looking for the dvd under dev/dvd, where as the dvd is actually under /media. How do I get the dvd to be mounted under dev/dvd?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: DVD Playback / Multimedia problem

    Hi,

    All those codecs are installed for VLC, but I still cant get to play the DVD. My dvd is under /media How do I get it to be under /dev/dvd?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: DVD Playback / Multimedia problem

    I think my DVD behaves like a data disk under /media

    What can I do to fix this?

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