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    Default Another "Can't Play DVDs" Thread - Multimedia RPMs are installed

    Normally I find everything I need either in the documentation or forum, but it's been months, and this time I'm stumped. I'm posting the results of my latest tests, so I'm really sorry about the length of this post.

    I can't play DVDs unless they've been burned by myself or a friend. I had no problems until around the beginning of April. I was running 11.2 on both my laptop and desktop. I think an update changed something. This was before 11.2 was officially retired a week or so later. I wanted to upgrade to 11.4 anyway, so I began with my laptop. During installation I wiped everything from my hard disk by creating new partitions and formatting them. After installation I installed the multimedia packages using one-click (opensuse-guide.org, not opensuse-community.org, although I did read what they said). I know one-click is not ideal, but I was curious. The result was that I still couldn't play DVDs.

    I did a fresh installation, just to be on the safe side. This time I installed the packages according to Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide by caf4926. But I still couldn't play DVDs, so I went through the thread Check your multimedia problem in ten steps. Then I ran mmcheck (v2.35). I tried a few times, experimented, and in the end did another fresh install.

    In the meantime, on my desktop, which still has 11.2 on it, I found the file which had been changed and changed it back, so I could play DVDs on it again. It was in /etc/udev/rules.d/, 70-persistent-cd.rules. This does not appear to be the problem in 11.4 on my laptop.

    I have again installed the packages according to the multimedia installation guide, and done the ten-step check and run mmcheck and these are the results as they stand:

    linux-n00b:/home/me # LC_ALL=C zypper ve
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...

    Dependencies of all installed packages are satisfied.
    linux-n00b:/home/me # zypper repos
    # | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh
    --+----------------------------------+----------------------------------+---------+--------
    1 | Packman Repository | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes
    2 | Updates-for-openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0 | Updates for openSUSE 11.4 11.4-0 | Yes | Yes
    3 | libdvdcss | libdvdcss | Yes | Yes
    4 | repo-debug | openSUSE-11.4-Debug | No | Yes
    5 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.4-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes
    6 | repo-oss | openSUSE-11.4-Oss | Yes | Yes
    7 | repo-source | openSUSE-11.4-Source | No | Yes
    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm -qa --queryformat '%{NAME} -> %{VENDOR}\n' | grep -i VideoLAN
    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --query --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}\n' gstreamer-0_10-ffmpeg gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mpegdemux gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mpegmux gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad gstreamer-0_10-plugins-base gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-extra gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly
    gstreamer-0_10-ffmpeg-0.10.11-999.pm.1000.8-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mp3-0.10.14-42.pm.43.7-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mpegdemux-0.10.57-42.pm.43.7-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mpegmux-0.10.4-43.pm.44.6-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-0.10.22-1.pm.131.2-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-base-0.10.35-4.pm.55.1-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-0.10.30-2.pm.56.1-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-extra-0.10.30-2.pm.56.1-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-0.10.18-1.pm.27.6-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --query --all --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}\n' '*libdvd*'
    libdvdread4-4.1.3-15.1-i586 -> openSUSE
    libdvdplay0-1.0.1-2.pm.2.1-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    libdvdcss2-1.2.10-2.pm.3.1-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    libdvdnav4-4.1.3-11.1-i586 -> openSUSE
    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --query --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}\n' xine-ui libxine1 libxine1-codecs
    xine-ui-0.99.6-1.pm.2.3-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    libxine1-1.1.19-7.pm.50.4-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    libxine1-codecs-1.1.19-7.pm.50.4-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --query --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}\n' MPlayer mplayerplug-in smplayer
    MPlayer-1.0rc4_r33574-1.pm.1.4-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    package mplayerplug-in is not installed
    smplayer-0.6.9+r3599-1.pm.3.1-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    linux-n00b:/home/me #
    I couldn't find a package called “mplayerplug-in”. I used zypper to look for it.

    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --query --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}\n' '*totem*' 'lsb'
    package totem is not installed
    package totem-browser-plugin is not installed
    package totem-plugin-upnp is not installed
    package totem-plugins is not installed
    package nautilus-totem is not installed
    lsb-4.0-12.1-i586 -> openSUSE
    I tried installing the totem packages in a previous installation, but they didn't make a difference, so I left them out this time.

    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --query --all --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}\n' ffmpeg lame libmad0 k3b k3b-codecs k3b-lang sox
    k3b-lang-2.0.2-8.pm.13.3-noarch -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    k3b-codecs-2.0.2-8.pm.13.3-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    sox-14.3.2-3.pm.26.2-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    ffmpeg-0.8.1-0.pm.1.2-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    lame-3.98.4-3.pm.5.1-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    libmad0-0.15.1b-2.pm.2.1-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    k3b-2.0.2-8.pm.13.3-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --query --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}\n' libxvidcore4 xvidcore libavcodec52 libavdevice52
    libxvidcore4-1.3.2-1.pm.1.1-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    xvidcore-1.3.2-1.pm.1.1-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    libavcodec52-0.7.2-0.pm.1.2-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    libavdevice52-0.7.2-0.pm.1.2-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --query --all --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}\n' '*quicktime*'
    libquicktime0-1.2.3-8.pm.55.2-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --query --all --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}\n' vlc vlc-mozillaplugin libvlc5 libvlccore4
    vlc-1.1.11-1.pm.5.1-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    libvlccore4-1.1.11-1.pm.5.1-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    libvlc5-1.1.11-1.pm.5.1-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    vlc-mozillaplugin-1.1.11-1.pm.5.1-i586 -> http://packman.links2linux.de
    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --query --all --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}\n' '*flash*'
    pullin-flash-player-11.4.1-0.3.1-i586 -> openSUSE
    flash-player-10.3.181.34-1.2.1-i586 -> openSUSE
    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --query --all --queryformat '%{NAME}-%{VERSION}-%{RELEASE}-%{ARCH} -> %{VENDOR}\n' '*java-*'
    java-ca-certificates-1-9.1-noarch -> openSUSE
    java-1_6_0-sun-1.6.0.u26-0.2.1-i586 -> openSUSE
    I deinstalled my jdk, but it doesn't seem to have made a difference, except that I get an error notification everytime I want to use LibreOffice. And I need it, so I'm putting it back soon.

    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --verify --query --all '*gst*'
    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --verify MPlayer
    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --verify --query --all '*vlc*'
    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --verify w32codec-all
    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --verify --query --all '*xine*'
    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --verify --query --all 'libav*' 'libpostproc*' 'libswscale*' '*xvid*' '*ffmpeg*' '*libmad*' 'sox'
    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --verify --query --all MPlayer mplayer2 mplayer2-as-mplayer smplayer '*vlc*' '*gst*' '*xine*' 'k3b*'
    linux-n00b:/home/me #
    So, these are my packages:

    linux-n00b:/home/me # rpm --query --all 'libav*' 'libpostproc*' 'libswscale*' '*xine*' '*gst*' '*layer' '*vlc*' kaffeine | grep -v avahi | sort
    flash-player-10.3.181.34-1.2.1.i586
    gstreamer-0_10-0.10.35-1.pm.57.2.i586
    gstreamer-0_10-ffmpeg-0.10.11-999.pm.1000.8.i586
    gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mp3-0.10.14-42.pm.43.7.i586
    gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mpegdemux-0.10.57-42.pm.43.7.i586
    gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mpegmux-0.10.4-43.pm.44.6.i586
    gstreamer-0_10-lang-0.10.35-1.pm.57.2.noarch
    gstreamer-0_10-plugin-gnomevfs-0.10.35-4.pm.55.1.i586
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-0.10.22-1.pm.131.2.i586
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-base-0.10.35-4.pm.55.1.i586
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-base-lang-0.10.35-4.pm.55.1.noarch
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-0.10.30-2.pm.56.1.i586
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-extra-0.10.30-2.pm.56.1.i586
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-lang-0.10.30-2.pm.56.1.noarch
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-0.10.18-1.pm.27.6.i586
    gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-lang-0.10.18-1.pm.27.6.noarch
    kaffeine-1.2.2-1.pm.1.3.i586
    kdebase4-runtime-xine-4.6.0-4.9.1.i586
    libavc1394-0-0.5.4-2.1.i586
    libavcodec52-0.7.2-0.pm.1.2.i586
    libavcodec53-0.8.1-0.pm.1.2.i586
    libavdevice52-0.7.2-0.pm.1.2.i586
    libavdevice53-0.8.1-0.pm.1.2.i586
    libavfilter2-0.8.1-0.pm.1.2.i586
    libavformat52-0.7.2-0.pm.1.2.i586
    libavformat53-0.8.1-0.pm.1.2.i586
    libavutil50-0.7.2-0.pm.1.2.i586
    libavutil51-0.8.1-0.pm.1.2.i586
    libgstapp-0_10-0-0.10.35-4.pm.55.1.i586
    libgstbasecamerabinsrc-0_10-0-0.10.22-1.pm.131.2.i586
    libgstbasevideo-0_10-0-0.10.22-1.pm.131.2.i586
    libgstinterfaces-0_10-0-0.10.35-4.pm.55.1.i586
    libgstphotography-0_10-0-0.10.22-1.pm.131.2.i586
    libgstreamer-0_10-0-0.10.35-1.pm.57.2.i586
    libgstsignalprocessor-0_10-0-0.10.22-1.pm.131.2.i586
    libgstvdp-0_10-0-0.10.22-1.pm.131.2.i586
    libpostproc51-0.8.1-0.pm.1.2.i586
    libswscale0-0.7.2-0.pm.1.2.i586
    libswscale2-0.8.1-0.pm.1.2.i586
    libvlc5-1.1.11-1.pm.5.1.i586
    libvlccore4-1.1.11-1.pm.5.1.i586
    libxine1-1.1.19-7.pm.50.4.i586
    libxine1-codecs-1.1.19-7.pm.50.4.i586
    libxine1-gnome-vfs-1.1.19-7.pm.50.4.i586
    libxine1-pulse-1.1.19-7.pm.50.4.i586
    MPlayer-1.0rc4_r33574-1.pm.1.4.i586
    PackageKit-gstreamer-plugin-0.6.14-0.2.1.i586
    phonon-backend-gstreamer-0_10-4.4.4-3.1.i586
    phonon-backend-xine-4.4.4-3.1.i586
    pullin-flash-player-11.4.1-0.3.1.i586
    smplayer-0.6.9+r3599-1.pm.3.1.i586
    vlc-1.1.11-1.pm.5.1.i586
    vlc-mozillaplugin-1.1.11-1.pm.5.1.i586
    vlc-noX-1.1.11-1.pm.5.1.i586
    vlc-qt-1.1.11-1.pm.5.1.i586
    xinetd-2.3.14-152.1.i586
    xine-ui-0.99.6-1.pm.2.3.i586
    And this is what happens when I try to play a DVD using Kaffeine (since I don't an error message except from Kaffeine, and I've forgotten where my logs are):

    me@linux-n00b:~> kaffeine
    Disc in /dev/sr0 is a Video DVD
    Disc in /dev/sr0 is a Video DVD
    me@linux-n00b:~> Disc in /dev/sr0 is a Video DVD
    Disc in /dev/sr0 is a Video DVD
    params.c:OpenConfFile() - Unable to open configuration file "/home/me/.smb/smb.conf":
    No such file or directory
    params.c:OpenConfFile() - Unable to open configuration file "/home/me/.smb/smb.conf.append":
    No such file or directory
    libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 1.1.19 from http://xine.sf.net
    libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.10 for DVD access
    libdvdnav: DVD Title: RANDOM_DVD
    libdvdnav: DVD Serial Number: 12345ABC
    libdvdnav: DVD Title (Alternative): RANDOM_DVD
    libdvdnav: Unable to find map file '/home/me/.dvdnav/RANDOM_DVD.map'
    libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00fd0000. Regions: 2

    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 0x00019502
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB at 0x0001982c
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_0.VOB at 0x0001991b
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    [...]
    libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_05_1.VOB at 0x0008f40f
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_06_1.VOB at 0x00329332
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    and then comes “Read error from: Error reading from DVD” over the GUI.

    me@linux-n00b:~> vlc
    VLC media player 1.1.11 The Luggage (revision exported)
    Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_ADDRESS")
    Blocked: call to unsetenv("DBUS_ACTIVATION_BUS_TYPE")
    [0x80503fc] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
    Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")
    Blocked: call to setlocale(6, "")
    libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 4.1.3
    libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.10 for DVD access
    libdvdnav: DVD Title: RANDOM_DVD
    libdvdnav: DVD Serial Number: 12345ABC
    libdvdnav: DVD Title (Alternative): RANDOM_DVD
    libdvdnav: Unable to find map file '/home/me/.dvdnav/RANDOM_DVD.map'
    libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00fd0000. Regions: 2

    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 0x00019502
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB at 0x0001982c
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_02_0.VOB at 0x0001991b
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    [...]
    libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_05_1.VOB at 0x0008f40f
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_06_1.VOB at 0x00329332
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    libdvdread: Found 6 VTS's
    libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
    Warning: call to srand(134056)
    and nothing else happens... I get no feedback from smplayer whatsoever. It opens, trys to read the DVD, and sits there. Even on the console. Can anyone make anything of this?

    I am so sorry about the overkill, but I don't know what to do.

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    Default Re: Another "Can't Play DVDs" Thread - Multimedia RPMs are installed

    Oh, please please: put your computer text between CODE tags: Posting in Code Tags - A Guide . Especialy the repos listing will be much more readable then the head ache it is now.
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    Default Re: Another "Can't Play DVDs" Thread - Multimedia RPMs are installed

    Sorry, the guide to posting in code tags is in the advanced section, and I was in the beginners section and concentrating on finding a solution to my problem. In the threads I read it said you guys wanted this kind of information, but since it's a headache, and it doesn't appear anyone else has anything else to say, you or another admin can delete it - isn't it bad enough without repeating the post just for code tags? Or is there a way to edit the original post? If you delete it, I can repost with code tags.

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    Default Re: Another "Can't Play DVDs" Thread - Multimedia RPMs are installed

    Did you look at this
    MMCHECK - Version 2.35 - Check Your Multimedia in 16 Steps - Bash Script File - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

    Also worth a try:
    Please install k9copy
    Will that rip it?
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    Default Re: Another "Can't Play DVDs" Thread - Multimedia RPMs are installed

    Quote Originally Posted by Hippasus View Post
    Sorry, the guide to posting in code tags is in the advanced section, and I was in the beginners section and concentrating on finding a solution to my problem. In the threads I read it said you guys wanted this kind of information, but since it's a headache, and it doesn't appear anyone else has anything else to say, you or another admin can delete it - isn't it bad enough without repeating the post just for code tags? Or is there a way to edit the original post? If you delete it, I can repost with code tags.
    We know it i not easy to find it. The more because it is only availble in the advanced editor, It is beyond our power to change that.
    Thus I tell this (a few times a day) to new posters in the hope that they will use at in their future posts.
    It also the case that often it does not matter much for the lay-out (in this case it does matter most for the columns of the zypper output), but it shows also that one did a real copy/past without altering (at least that is what we hope ).

    And I see that caf4926 is allready trying to help you with your problem. Hope it will be solved soon.
    Henk van Velden

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