[ubuntu-uk] DVD playback
fazzy.baboon at ntlworld.com
Fri Apr 18 22:18:07 BST 2008
On Fri, 2008-04-18 at 20:51 +0100, Farran Lee wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-04-18 at 19:54 +0100, norman wrote:
> > > hello everyone again...
> > > got ANOTHER problem (oh the woes of Linux :/)
> > > DVDs will not play at all. I've tried everything I know without going
> > > out of my comfort zone - I presumed I could make it work in that zone
> > > because I've done it before! However, I can't.
> > > I had all the gstreamer plugins installed that it would allow, and
> > > several other packages related to dvd playback. I knew I also needed
> > > libdvdcss(2?) installed, but I can't find it in the repos.
> > > As I've also been having several issues with gstreamer, I replaced it
> > > with the xine engine, which claims everything comes bundled with it -
> > > but it still didin't work.
> > > Lastly I downloaded libdvdcss1.2.9.tar.gz from somewhere
> > > and ./configure, make, make install-ed it (only recently discovered
> > > that cos it never worked on my laptop!), and now the plugin/library
> > > thing resides in /usr/lib/local (I think - got no access currently to
> > > it).
> > > However, none of the dvd programs point to it to play back; xine asks
> > > for something to handle the MRL://, which I presumed it could already
> > > do as a media player, and totem asks if I'm trying to play a dvd
> > > without libdvdcss.
> > >
> > > think I've just found the answer actually, but it seems a bit obvious
> > > so I'll post this anyway just to see what comes up :D
> > I had a similar error message and I was told to do :-
> > sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh
> > Norman
> okay, done that... It did successfully install the stuff for me.
> and then I installed a load of stuff from the medibuntu repos... etc
> But I'm running on 64bit architecture (sorry - forgot to mention that
> earlier :/), and there is no gstreamer0.10-pitfdll available for me.
> And it won't install from source.
> This can't be right?! Surely it can't be that I a 64bit linux user
> can't watch dvds?!
> Farran Lee
> I'm only 15 :P
excellent! Solved it!
For future reference (:P) this works for 64bit users:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4736130, which gives me xine
instead of gstreamer. The only problem with gstreamer is that sound does
not work (as far as I know), and there is not a 64 bit version of
gstreamer's pitfdll currently available for ubuntu. I could file a
request for Hardy or something... if that's possible and not already
been done, which I'm sure it has.
anyway, I now have dvds playing :D happy!
I'm only 15 :P
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