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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by lomfs24, Oct 29, 2004.
Has anyone gotten DVD's to play in Linux?
The commercial movie DVD's have copyrighted material,such as Dolby and encryption.You can download for certain Linux distros software that will play them and some big Linux distros that are paid include licenses for the software.Not all of them do.Some Linux distros are meant to play DVD's and come from countries with weaker laws or they are so small distros that they go unnoticed
I think I have had the best results with DVD's on Linux with Conectiva 10.It's from Brazil.Linux from Eastern European countries will play some DVD's too.
The distro has nothing to do whether it can play a dvd or not. Get mplayer, get the codecs, your done.
Search for mplayer at linuxquestions.org and you will get probably a thousand returns.
you need libdvdcss
google that, and you should be closer to the solution.
if not, post here again. i use Xine, it's great.
#yum install libdvdcss
if you have the right repositories in fedora core.
I don't watch movies on my PC.I'm sure any of the software required can be install on any Liunx but I know some distros have more DVD support than others.