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Odd Error While Playing DVDs...

Postby oblivion02 on Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:40 am

Hey guys...

I just recently installed Mint Linux, and I am in love ;) I tried playing a DVD on it, since I know it has all the codecs by default, and was excited for 3 seconds, but then the image lagged, and never played again. I get an error asking: "Are you trying to play a dvd without dvdcss" or something like that. What should I do? Any suggestions?

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Re: Odd Error While Playing DVDs...

Postby dracorX on Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:48 am

oblivion02 wrote:Hey guys...

I just recently installed Mint Linux, and I am in love ;) I tried playing a DVD on it, since I know it has all the codecs by default, and was excited for 3 seconds, but then the image lagged, and never played again. I get an error asking: "Are you trying to play a dvd without dvdcss" or something like that. What should I do? Any suggestions?

-Oblivion


Start adept and search for libdvdcss

Is it installed?
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Re: Odd Error While Playing DVDs...

Postby oblivion02 on Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:55 pm

Yes. libdvdcss2 is installed.
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Re: Odd Error While Playing DVDs...

Postby Lolo Uila on Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:13 pm

Try a different player (if you are using Totem try Mplayer).

VLC is generally considered to be the best media player. DVD playback in Linux is still not well supported because there is no dedicated DVD player software. Often if one player doesn't work for you, another will. The default player is usually Totem, and Mplayer is installed as well. VLC can be added with apt, Synaptic, or the software portal.

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Re: Odd Error While Playing DVDs...

Postby oblivion02 on Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:21 pm

Will give VLC a spin.

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Re: Odd Error While Playing DVDs...

Postby hcorey on Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:39 am

What works for me:

go into the your home folder, and find the .libdvdcss (or .dvdcss) folder. There should be files of the movies you tried to play. Delete these and try to play your movie again with VLC.
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Re: Odd Error While Playing DVDs...

Postby oblivion02 on Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:56 am

VLC worked perfectly. No need to find the .libdvdcss (or .dvdcss) folder.

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