Kaffeine in Kubuntu 8.04 is no longer borked.

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 16:32:09 BST 2008

On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 5:11 PM, Nigel Henry <cave.dnb2m97pp at aliceadsl.fr> wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 September 2008 16:27, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Knapp wrote:
>> > On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 8:28 AM, Rod Lovett <rodlovett at ozemail.com.au>
>> > The real problem here is that that system (kaffiene??) is giving this
>> > encryption error. That is wrong and misleading.
>> You're right - _that_ would seem to be a kaffeine/xine error, and is the
>> only thing that kaffeine/xine is doing wrong (wrt this situation, anyway).
>> > It can't access the
>> > disk so it thinks it is the encryption when it is that the disk does
>> > not exist. Some dev somewhere needs to fix that. I would file and
>> > error report but I am not even sure where to file it.
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/hal/+bug/230670
>> You & Rod should both comment on it (though I'm pretty sure this is not a
>> HAL problem, as stated - no wonder it isn't getting any attention).
>> > I don't think it
>> > is Kaffiene because you get the error from other players too. Maybe
>> > xine??
>> Again, you're probably right.
>> btw, always search bugs.launchpad.net first - you'd have found this, and
>> the workaround, by mid May. (in fact, a simple google for "kaffeine
>> encryption error" finds this bug report...)
>> --
>> derek
> I'll come in on this thread if I may, as I can't get Kaffeine to play DVD's
> either. Whether there is a DVD in the drive or not, I get these complaints
> about needing libdvdcss to be installed, but it already is. Kaffeine will
> play audio CD's with not problem. Both the /dev/cdrom, and dev/dvd symlinks
> are pointing to /dev/scd0 on Kubuntu HH 8.04, and to /dev/hda on GG 7.10,
> which are both correct.
> VLC will play DVD's on both 7.10, and 8.04 with no problems, so the optical
> drive is ok. On 8.04 which I have booted at the mo, VLC is pointing directly
> to /dev/scd0.
> I've just installed xine-ui, which has also pulled in libxine1-ffmpeg as a
> dep, and will try xine directly with DVD's.
> Watch this space.
> Nigel.

I am not sure I am following what you are saying but did you change
the settings in Kaffiene -> xine->media as suggested to /dev/dvd1? It
should fix the problem.

Douglas E Knapp


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