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dextaslab

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Playing DVD's
« on: March 04, 2011, 02:47:09 pm »
Hi All,

I've been search for a couple of days looks for a way to play new DVD's on one of my MD's, The DVD's in question is either of the transformers DVD's; Please note, I'm not trying to copy or back them up I just want to play them!!! I know about CSS and some of the newer encryption methods, and at the end of the day, I paid full price for movies I cant watch... I can watch older movies and newer movies, just not these ones

Anyone able to play these DVD's without backing them up first then playing the ISO, etc..??

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Re: Playing DVD's
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011, 04:18:13 pm »
Did you try...
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sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2
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Re: Playing DVD's
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011, 12:47:54 am »
Did you try...
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sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2
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Yeah, thats installed. I've been able to add a quick (very dirty) workaround using VLC:

Added a script to the computing application: /usr/pluto/bin/playdvd.sh
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export DISPLAY=:0   <--(just for testing)
chmod 777 /dev/scd0
sudo -u testuser /usr/bin/vlc-wrapper dvd:///dev/scd0 -f --album-art=0 --aspect-ratio=4:3 --save-config
#I did have to add testuser to the audio group

VLC is in the software lists for MD's so I assume there would be an easier way to better intergrate what I've done here using vlc-client??

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Re: Playing DVD's
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011, 12:10:00 pm »
Hmmm.... It appears that Mplayer is able to play it... So far using this work around: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=5583.5;wap2

Now I just have to find a way to force it to play DVD's rather than rips.