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how do i set up dragon player to watch dvd's? I can play mp3's in amarok but dvd's wont work. thank you. Bower...
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    watching dvd's in 2010


    how do i set up dragon player to watch dvd's? I can play mp3's in amarok but dvd's wont work.

    thank you.

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    You might need to install Libdvdcss
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    libdvdcss2 installed

    now that I installed this library dragon now just locks up. but doesn't say that it can't play. It did update all my codecs too. Also i posted this separate but my main dvd drive is locked shut and wont open. i did get it to open once and put a disk in but then i had to use a paper clip to open again. I am using KDE mandriva 2010. any ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bower View Post
    now that I installed this library dragon now just locks up. but doesn't say that it can't play. It did update all my codecs too. Also i posted this separate but my main dvd drive is locked shut and wont open. i did get it to open once and put a disk in but then i had to use a paper clip to open again. I am using KDE mandriva 2010. any ideas.
    Sounds like faulty hardware..you may need a new DVD drive. Have you tried using a different DVD player, like VLC or Mplayer?
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    Faulty Hardware

    it all worked until i upgraded. i have 2 dvd drives. neither one works. i will try another program.

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    Well, it could also be a bad upgrade,,I have seen a ton of Ubuntu users having problems with upgrades. Does everything work ok when you boot from a LiveCD?

    EDIT: I know you are not using Ubuntu, I was just using that as a reference.
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    You might also consider this: Some DVD's just won't play because of copy protection or whatever....I was just fiddling with my DVD collection and noticed that I cannot play Led Zeppelin Disc 1 of a four DVD set.
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    To watch DVD especially encrypted ones. I'd suggest using SMplayer. But first, you'll need the PLF repository to get the complete set of codecs.
    Head over to Easy Urpmi and click on 'Add PLF'.

    Then you can install SMplayer with # urpmi smplayer

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    tried live cd

    i have tried a live cd with great luck. all my drives are working properly. so it must just be a bad upgrade. is there anyway i can fix this. also it doesn't come up and ask me what i want to do when i place a disk in the other drive. the burner is still locked in 2010. i used mandriva 2009.0 live cd.

    thanks to all Bower

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    SMplayer

    To watch DVD especially encrypted ones. I'd suggest using SMplayer. But first, you'll need the PLF repository to get the complete set of codecs.
    Head over to Easy Urpmi and click on 'Add PLF'.

    Then you can install SMplayer with # urpmi smplayer


    I tried this and although it doesn't lock up it just sits there doing nothing

    I think it would but it doesn't see my main dvd drive and it doest come up asking what i want to do


    Bower

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