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Can't play commercial DVD's (dvdcss is installed)
« on: February 03, 2008, 01:08:49 am »
I can't get my core/hybrid to read commercial DVD's. The admin site does say that libdvdcss is installed.

I saw another page in the wiki that mentions installing libdvdread3 via sudo apt-get install, but it asks for my sudo password - of course I don't know what it is.. I tried my password for the admin page, but no go... So which is it? Do I need libdvdread3, or do I need libdvdcss??  And since libdvdcss was installed (through Advanced->Software->Add Software through the admin site, why is it not working? (Even after a reboot)

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Re: Can't play commercial DVD's (dvdcss is installed)
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 04:23:46 am »
I saw another page in the wiki that mentions installing libdvdread3 via sudo apt-get install, but it asks for my sudo password - of course I don't know what it is..

By default you use the "linuxmce" account with a password of "linuxmce".  So when you sudo, you use the same password "linuxmce" (of course without the quotes).

Also try ripping an older dvd, some of the newer ones are causing trouble. 

Also search the forum on the recent post on setting the dvd region.  That might help.

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Re: Can't play commercial DVD's (dvdcss is installed)
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008, 09:12:01 am »
I can't get my core/hybrid to read commercial DVD's. The admin site does say that libdvdcss is installed.

I saw another page in the wiki that mentions installing libdvdread3 via sudo apt-get install, but it asks for my sudo password - of course I don't know what it is.. I tried my password for the admin page, but no go... So which is it? Do I need libdvdread3, or do I need libdvdcss??  And since libdvdcss was installed (through Advanced->Software->Add Software through the admin site, why is it not working? (Even after a reboot)

They are one in the same thing essentially... but the Add Sofware screen presents a way to add libdvdcss without resorting to the commandline.

What region are you DVD's from? All region 2 or Region 1 perhaps? Has the DVD drive you are using had its region set previously?
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Re: Can't play commercial DVD's (dvdcss is installed) *Solved*
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008, 10:47:10 am »
Huh, it was just bad luck.. The first 3 discs I tried did not work, everything else has so far.

thanks!