I know this may sound like an obvious one but is libdvdcss actually
installed on the Ubuntu OS? If not you won't be able to play commercial DVDs
properly, only the likes that would have been burned at home or recorded
from a DVD Recorder / DVDCam.
You also may have to enable the Multiverse in your package manager to be
able to download and install it correctly.
On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 6:24 PM, Kae Verens <kae at verens.com> wrote:
> this may be hard to track down and solve.
>> Bronwyn wanted to watch Doctor Who season 1 on her laptop (Ubunutu,
> Intrepid Ibex, completely uptodate packages). she placed the thing in and it
> loaded up the BBC intro and the menu (in Xine). When she chose the episode
> to play, Xine complained that she was trying to play an encrypted DVD
> without using libdvdcss
>> I tried playing it from the console on her machine (mplayer dvd://2) and it
> played, but /very/ choppily, and with a load of CRC problems noted by a52.
>> Tried an older DVD (Amadeus) on the same machine and it worked perfectly.
> some hints online say that it may be an attempt at copyright control or DRM
> by the BBC:
>>http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/linux-desktop-x-windows/129362-mplayer-a52-crc-check-issues.html>> mplayer on my own laptop (Fedora 10) plays the DVD perfectly.
>> now - just tried something else. looks like it is /specifically/ the first
> disc in the set which fails in Ubuntu.
>> anyone any ideas? has anyone else got a copy of the discs and can try it?
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