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cant playback DVD without libdvdcss

Postby cashual on Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:07 am

hi folks. i am a linux mint newbie. i LOVE this distro. its the most elegant design sofar. to the point:

i try to playback DVDs but totem say: cant playback encrypted DVD without libdvdcss. the thing is that libdvdcss IS installed and i CAN play the single VOB-files on the same DVD but not play the entire disc with menus and all. any idéas? and how do i flag a post as solved in the future?

regards natanael
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Re: cant playback DVD without libdvdcss

Postby Husse on Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:24 pm

Your error is not with libdvdcss
Is this for all players, by default you have Totem and Movieplayer
Is it for all movies
When solved add solved to the subject line (edit)
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Re: cant playback DVD without libdvdcss

Postby Fornhamfred on Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:51 pm

I have encountered this problem. I have just installed a Pioneer DVR 115D alongside my TSST DVD/Cd Rewriter. When trying to play DVDs on the Pioneer I got the same error but the DVD would play on the CD rewiter, this using Totem. M Player does not see the discs in either drive. I checked with Google and there are some very interesting articles on this problem on the ubuntu forum but all of the various items of additional software suggested are already installed by default in Mint.
I have PcLinux installed as well and the DVD's play in either drive using Kaffeine. I have resolved the problem by installing Kaffeine from the repros with synaptic and now every dvd I have tried plays without problems.

Edited: Have just booted up today to find that Kaffeine will not start up. Have tried uninstalling and re-installing but although Kaffeine is shown in the menu under and video nothing happens.
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Re: cant playback DVD without libdvdcss

Postby belovedmonster on Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:43 pm

Does VLC not work?
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Re: cant playback DVD without libdvdcss

Postby Fornhamfred on Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:01 pm

Belovedmonster

Have downloaded VLC and it works fine. No further problems found so far. Kaffeine seems to work intermittantly.

Thanks for the advice.
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Re: cant playback DVD without libdvdcss

Postby sundayrefugee on Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:16 am

Make sure, using synaptic, that you have totem-xine installed, and that totem isn't trying to run with the gstreamer engine ;-)
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