Apologies, but we need to ensure you followed the restricted format instructions sufficiently, as that is typically where users problems occur … In the most part, I will need to be general, as I can not provide specific guidance, as you did not tell us your openSUSE version. That is important, as there are differences in how the Software package management is done between openSUSE versions.
Now first, please ensure you followed the instructions in the links provided to you by swerdna. In truth all you need is there.
Assuming you tried that, can you confirm you installed libdvdcss2 and libdvdread3? Type:
rpm -qa 'libdvd’
If libdvdcss2 is not installed, in a konsole with root permissions type:
su -c "rpm -Uvh http://download.videolan.org/pub/libdvdcss/1.2.9/rpm/libdvdcss2-1.2.9-1.i386.rpm"
That is openSUSE version independent.
libdvdread3 will either be on your opensuse CD/DVD or on the packman site. Where possible, choose the Packman packaged version.
Please also check to ensure you have installed the packman packaged version of libxine1. Also confirm you have w32codec-all. xvid is another good package to install. Both from the Packman packagers web site.
Note the easiest way to install packages such as mentioned is to setup your openSUSE software package manager to semi-automate the install. There are instructions here:
Repositories - openSUSE-Community
please follow those instructions.
Yes. Some of the latest DVDs with newer encryption may not work.
Also note if you go direct to the Packman web site, you can use their search engine in the upper left corner of their web page.
PackMan :: Startseite
Type in “dvd” or “mpeg” or “mp4” and you get all sorts of interesting ‘hits’.
Also note that packman’s packaged smplayer/mplayer combination, plus vlc, are great for playing DVDs. Those are the applications that I use to play DVDs. If you setup your software package management repositories like suggested above, this all becomes very easy to install, to remove … etc …
Apologies if I am telling you things you already know. This can be difficult to judge in a users post.
Please post on this thread some more, if my post and Swerdna’s does not help you.
And thankyou for participating in our forum, and good luck.