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:
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
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
Umm… Yes. It’s mentioned outside the list at the bottom of my comments.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
URL : http://developers.videolan.org/libdvdcss/
Summary : a simple library designed for accessing DVDs without having to bother about the decryption.
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.
This shouldn’t be a problem for mplayer at least. It looks like something is fishy on either the DVD itself or on his system
You’re the software multimedia guru! Well, one of them anyways
A guru is someone who completely understands how video processing is done, like encoding, decoding, codec implementation, frame types and prediction, motion search algorithms/compensation, various bandwidth limiting techniques like interlacing and soft/hard telecine, DCT and inverse DCT frequency domains, quantization, Wavelet coding/compression, pre and postprocessing techniques and filters like debanding, denoising, dehalo, deblocking, degraining, Luma and Chroma controls and manipulations, etc, etc… so I doubt caf is a guru. Loren Merritt is one, as is Michael Niedermayer, Jason Garrett-Glaser and Mans Rullgard. Caf is better described as knowledgeable but certainly not as multimedia guru
I’m in Vista now and VLC isn’t playing it. So I have some work to do. Thanks for all the help. I will see how I progress and consider my options. I really don’t need to play them, but you know how it is.
Thanks for this suggestion Dex.
I installed Vista in a spare partition. It’s Business edition so doesn’t support dvd playback, but VLC wouldn’t play until I put the region to 2 (PAL). It wasn’t set to any region.