MPlayer hangs when trying to play a DVD.
jdkaye10 at yahoo.es
Sun May 20 04:27:51 UTC 2007
Nicholas Kline wrote:
> First, some background information...
> System Specs:
> -Dell Latitude D820
> -Intel Core 2 Duo
> -Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Dapper Drake
> -Kernel version 2.6.15-28-686
> -MPlayer version
> How I installed MPlayer:
> 1.) I added the following two lines to
> deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper universe
> deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu dapper
> universe multiverse
> 2.) I then installed MPlayer through Synaptic using
> the search term "mplayer".
> What I'm trying to do:
> I am trying to play an official copy of The Lady
> Killers DVD in MPlayer.
> The process I am using to try to play the DVD is...
> 1.) Insert DVD
> 2.) Totem auto-starts and complains it can't read the
> 3.) I close Totem and then start MPlayer (Applications
>> sound & video > MPlayer Movie Player)
> 4.) I then right-click on the MPlayer Video window and
> select DVD > Open Disc
> I have also tried: Open > Play DVD
> 5.) MPlayer freezes and cannot be closed
> Before I go switching to another video application, I
> would like to figure out why MPlayer is crashing when
> I try to play a DVD. This is a legit, readable DVD
> which I have played many times in the past on other
> operating systems.
> Please let me know if I should provide anymore
> information to aid in troubleshooting this problem.
> Thank you for your time,
Since most "official" DVD's come encrypted these days, do you have
libdvdcss2 installed? You need it to read these DVD's.
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