I hope I've remembered the name of that DVD codec right, but you know what I mean. The codec for using encrypted DVDs.
I watched a DVD yesterday using the Xine movie player, and it played fine throughout the actual film (Blades of Glory, if you're wondering...) but then cut off later during some extras, with the same message you get with other codec-lacking Linuxes, or Linux Mint Light at least.
I'm mostly using my Vista partition to watch DVDs anyway, but I'd like to get the Mint player sorted - is it just that the 'reverse engineering' is imperfect and/or maybe the DVD producers are evolving reisistence to that free codec, or is Mint still in need of updates in this area? (Didn't the free codec's makers ought to re-work it? also to cure the problem with choppy sidewards motion in a film.)
Anything I can do about this?
(My reason for going with Mint rather than Ubuntu etc is that it worked with my laptop first time, my mobile Broadband worked straight away, and the codecs were all present. I've had a few crashes and hangs but I'm going to be patient for now.)
Apparently there are pay-to-use codecs dfor Linux which I may consider, but ideally I won't bother.