Kaffeine Problem - Fix didn't work

Nigel Henry cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr
Fri Oct 31 22:50:52 GMT 2008


On Friday 31 October 2008 22:50, Michael Satterwhite wrote:
> On Friday 31 October 2008 15:28:47 Knapp wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 9:04 PM, Nigel Henry
> >
> > <cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr> wrote:
> > > On Friday 31 October 2008 17:42, Michael Satterwhite wrote:
> > >> I'm trying to play a DVD and getting an encryption error message. The
> > >> message says that I need to run 'sudo
> > >> /usr/share/doc/kaffeine/install-css.sh" - which I have done. Even
> > >> after running this, I still get the encryption error.
> > >>
> > >> Can anyone suggest a fix?
> > >
> > > This problem with Kaffeine was discussed a while back, and I did get
> > > Kaffeine working on my Hardy heron install. You need to make sure that
> > > you have the libdvdcss2 package installed, so that encrypted DVD's can
> > > be decrypted. Even after installing the package you may still get the
> > > above message, which is misleading as to the actual problem. You can
> > > get libdvdcss2 from the medibuntu repo, details below if you dont have
> > > it in /etc/apt/sources.list.
> > >
> > > Go to http://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu , and add the repos
> > > for your as directed for your Kubuntu version.
> > >
> > > Then do an apt-get install medibuntu-keyring , which will install the
> > > GPG key for the repo.
> > >
> > > I got my Kaffeine playing DVD's, after installing libdvdcss2, by
> > > renaming the ~/.xine file, and restarting Kaffeine, which then created
> > > a new .xine file. Saying that though, I may have had to do that a
> > > couple of times, as I see I have 2 backups for .xine, and possibly
> > > rebooted as well. I remember having to go through the hoops a bit, to
> > > get Kaffeine working with DVD's.
> > >
> > > Something else I remember from the earlier kaffeine thread, was to do
> > > with Kaffeine not finding the optical drive, which is why the error
> > > message displayed. My Kaffeine >Settings > xine Engine Parameters
> > > >media, shows the dvd device as /dev/dvd. Have a look in /dev, and see
> > > which block device /dev/dvd is pointing to. Mine in Hardy Heron is
> > > pointing to scd0, which is correct.
> > >
> > > That will do for now. Post back please.
> > >
> > > Which Kubuntu version have you installed, and was this an upgrade, or a
> > > fresh install?
> > >
> > > All the best.
> > >
> > > Nigel.
> >
> > All what has been said was true but it was only a patch. The end
> > solution was this and it is very easy to do, IF this is your problem.
> > If not it is easy to undo this fix too and get back to us. The rest is
> > a repost:
> >
> > The best thing to do is leave all those packages the way they were at
> > first and just remove
> > (rename it to something else with the word backup is better) the file
> > called
> > /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-cd.rules
> > Then reboot your computer.
> > All should now be working. It also will prevent any future problems
> > and will make ALL the software work.
>
> I saw both of your posts at once, so I hadn't made the first change. I did
> rename the file as you suggested and rebooted. I *DO* have libdvdcss2
> installed (I just check Adept to be sure). After the reboot, I tried to
> play the DVD again, and again got the message "This DVD is encrypted, ,,,"
> again.

I only got into Kaffeine, and playing DVD's, from folks not being able to play 
DVD's on Kaffeine on a previous thread. I got Kaffeine playing DVD's, but 
normally use VLC for playing DVD's. I did see some folks that were trying to 
get Kaffeine to play DVD's, and even with all the suggestions, failed to 
resolve the problem.

I'm not knocking Kaffeine, but if all you want is to play your DVD's, just 
install VLC. I know this works ok, and you already have libdvdcss installed 
(which is required).

I got Kaffeine playing DVD's, others got it working using Knapp's suggestion, 
but I did see other folks on the earlier Kaffeine thread not resolving the 
problem. All a bit puzzling, but I suppose that is par for the course when 
working with computers.

Nigel.





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