DVD Playback?

What on earth do I have to do to watch a DVD?
I’ve installed the stuff from the Multimedia page (Codecs-gnome or somesuch) and I know libdvdcss is installed. But neither Totem nor VLC will play the DVD.

Totem just tells me a gstreamer plugin is missing, and VLC attempts to play each file on the DVD individually.

read
Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide - openSUSE Forums

I read it, and I did what it said, to no avail

i dunno…never had that problem. but just a suggestion…install a package called “libdvdread”.or “libdvdnav” if you use xine and see if it works then.

Give us the result of:

zypper lr

and

rpm -qi libdvdcss
rpm -qi libffmpeg0

On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 17:06 +0000, blazemore wrote:
> What on earth do I have to do to watch a DVD?
> I’ve installed the stuff from the Multimedia page (Codecs-gnome or
> somesuch) and I know libdvdcss is installed. But neither Totem nor VLC
> will play the DVD.
>
> Totem just tells me a gstreamer plugin is missing, and VLC attempts to
> play each file on the DVD individually.
>
>

Just get libdvdcss from the Videolan repo… then REMOVE it from
your repos. Add packman and get VLC or whatever (xine, mplayer, etc)
from the packman repo. My preference is to install libxine1* from
packman along with xine-ui, and I think that cures kaffeine as well,
but there is probably a newer kaffeine on packman as well.

Anyhow, that fixes things for me… try it.

I’m having the same issues, the link to the thread helped a little, Kaffiene looked like it tried to play the dvd but gave me a different error(said I might not have the permissions, instead of saying xine can’t play it)

Here is the output of zypper lr:
1 | packman_1 | packman | Yes | Yes
2 | repo-debug | openSUSE-11.1-Debug | No | Yes
3 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.1-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes
4 | repo-oss | openSUSE-11.1-Oss | Yes | Yes
5 | repo-source | openSUSE-11.1-Source | No | Yes
6 | repo-update | openSUSE-11.1-Update | Yes | Yes
7 | vlc | vlc | No | Yes

rpm -qi libdvdcss:
Name : libdvdcss Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 1.2.10 Vendor: VideoLAN Project (VideoLAN - Free and Open Source software and video streaming solutions for every OS!)
Release : 3.1 Build Date: Sun 31 Aug 2008 03:00:21 AM CDT
Install Date: Fri 19 Dec 2008 11:38:22 AM CST Build Host: messiah
Group : Productivity/Multimedia/Other Source RPM: libdvdcss-1.2.10-3.1.src.rpm
Size : 34964 License: GPL
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Sun 31 Aug 2008 03:00:24 AM CDT, Key ID 33de8fb7c8da93d2
Packager : Dominique Leuenberger <dominique-rpm@leuenberger.net>
URL : VideoLAN developers - 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 / 11.0

rpm -qi libffmpeg0
Name : libffmpeg0 Relocations: /usr
Version : 0.4.9.16142svn Vendor: packman.links2linux.de
Release : 20081215.pm.1210 Build Date: Mon 15 Dec 2008 05:44:07 AM CST
Install Date: Fri 19 Dec 2008 12:33:25 AM CST Build Host: pmbs
Group : System/Libraries Source RPM: ffmpeg-0.4.9.16142svn-20081215.pm.1210.src.rpm
Size : 0 License: LGPL v2 or later and some code GPL v2 or later
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Mon 15 Dec 2008 05:44:17 AM CST, Key ID f899f20d9a795806
Packager : Manfred Tremmel <Manfred.Tremmel@iiv.de>
URL : redirect
Summary : metapackage for ffmpeg shared libraries
Description :
metapackage for ffmpeg shared libraries
Distribution: openSUSE 11.1 (i686)

I got the dvd playback to work. In the thread linked above there was a link to another thread(10 steps to check for issues) and that was able to help me solve the issue. I had too many packages installed from the vlc repos(including xine) and after removing those I was able to reinstall them all from packman and everything is working fine now.

Well done.

I tried to make the HowTo as clear as Possible

N.B. You will install one package from VLC: libdvdcss – That’s it!! Then DISABLE this repo.