Playing a DVD

Adam D emlists at
Thu Jun 22 09:26:46 UTC 2006

Chanchao wrote:
> Stephen Liu wrote:
>> I'm running Ubuntu-desktop-6.0.6 64 bits Live CD with only Totem
>> installed.  Any chance for me playing CD/DVD movie?  I have a CDRom and
>> DVD writer installed on the box.  The Live CD is now on CDRom.  TIA
> No problem.  There's some legal & licensing reasons why it doesn't just
> work out of the box, but not problem to enable it.
> Same is true for MP3 music, MPEG video in general, WMV video, etc, etc.
> See:

I hope it is ok to jump onto the thread?

I have a new AMD64 and have not been able to play commercial DVDs.  I see the very beginning video and when the encrypted part starts up.. xine quites on me.  I took the advise and when to the link up above and followed all the instructions.  However when it got to this section I am dead in the water.

      Installing libdvdcss2

            Applies to the AMD64 architecture only:
                  The script will compile the libdvdcss2 library for you instead of downloading a prebuilt binary. Make sure you install the debhelper, build-essential and fakeroot packages first. Then issue the command

                  sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/examples/

Since I have AMD64 I ran the above script with all the proper packages installed above I get these errors:


make[4]: Entering directory `/tmp/dvd/libdvdcss-1.2.5/src/dvdcss'
make[4]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[4]: Leaving directory `/tmp/dvd/libdvdcss-1.2.5/src/dvdcss'
make[4]: Entering directory `/tmp/dvd/libdvdcss-1.2.5/src'
if /bin/sh ../libtool --mode=compile gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I..     -D_LARGEFILE64_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -DDVDCSS_DIST -Wsign-compare -Wall -g -O2 -MT libdvdcss.lo -MD -MP -MF ".deps/libdvdcss.Tpo" \
          -c -o libdvdcss.lo `test -f 'libdvdcss.c' || echo './'`libdvdcss.c; \
        then mv ".deps/libdvdcss.Tpo" ".deps/libdvdcss.Plo"; \
        else rm -f ".deps/libdvdcss.Tpo"; exit 1; \
mkdir .libs
gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -D_LARGEFILE64_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -DDVDCSS_DIST -Wsign-compare -Wall -g -O2 -MT libdvdcss.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/libdvdcss.Tpo -c libdvdcss.c  -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/libdvdcss.lo
libdvdcss.c: In function 'dvdcss_open':
libdvdcss.c:367: warning: pointer targets in passing argument 1 of 'strlen' differ in signedness
libdvdcss.c:381: warning: pointer targets in passing argument 1 of 'sprintf' differ in signedness
libdvdcss.c:394: error: 'EEXIST' undeclared (first use in this function)
libdvdcss.c:394: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
libdvdcss.c:394: error: for each function it appears in.)
libdvdcss.c:418: warning: pointer targets in passing argument 1 of 'sprintf' differ in signedness
libdvdcss.c:419: warning: pointer targets in passing argument 2 of '_dvdcss_debug' differ in signedness
make[4]: *** [libdvdcss.lo] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory `/tmp/dvd/libdvdcss-1.2.5/src'
make[3]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/tmp/dvd/libdvdcss-1.2.5/src'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/dvd/libdvdcss-1.2.5'
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/dvd/libdvdcss-1.2.5'
make: *** [build-stamp] Error 2

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