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Hi All, I am running Fedora Core 14 (2.6.35.13-91.fc14.i686.PAE) I have Totem V2.32.0 & VLC V1.1.9 but when I try to play a DVD both applications can see the title ...
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    Fedora 14 - DVD Playback Issues


    Hi All,

    I am running Fedora Core 14 (2.6.35.13-91.fc14.i686.PAE)

    I have Totem V2.32.0 & VLC V1.1.9 but when I try to play a DVD both applications can see the title but then do nothing (they flash with the DVD title and then stop).

    Any ideas whats going on?

    Cheers

    K

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    Hi keegster,
    The good news is that if both Totem and VLC exhibit the same behavior, then its not a codec issue or some kind of other install issue because all the stuff you need is built into VLC as far as I know. It sure sounds like something might be wrong with your disk or your DVD player. Can you try a few more DVDs?

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    DVD Support for Fedora

    It sounds like it might be an issue with libdvdcss. Check out fedora12.com/installing-media-players/ for a quick fix.

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    calix, the nice thing about VLC is all that stuff is compiled into it. Fixing libdvdcss wont solve keegster problem:
    Code:
    [brian@bmicek ~]$ ldd `which vlc`
    	linux-vdso.so.1 =>  (0x00007fffa43c5000)
    	libvlc.so.5 => /usr/lib64/libvlc.so.5 (0x0000003631800000)
    	libvlccore.so.4 => /usr/lib64/libvlccore.so.4 (0x0000003631400000)
    	libdbus-1.so.3 => /lib64/libdbus-1.so.3 (0x0000003237600000)
    	librt.so.1 => /lib64/librt.so.1 (0x0000003e6da00000)
    	libm.so.6 => /lib64/libm.so.6 (0x0000003e6ca00000)
    	libpthread.so.0 => /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x0000003e6d200000)
    	libdl.so.2 => /lib64/libdl.so.2 (0x0000003e6ce00000)
    	libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x0000003e6c600000)
    	libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib64/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x0000003e70200000)
    	/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x0000003e6c200000)
    From http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
    ...
    Plays everything, Files, Discs (DVD, CD, VCD), Devices and Streams
    Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed
    ...
    Note that VLC is released by VideoLAN who also releases libdvdcss
    Last edited by BrianMicek; 06-12-2011 at 02:38 AM. Reason: augmentation

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    Hi all,

    I have tried a few more DVDs and a different DVD Drive (it is modular in a Dell Latitude D830) neither work. The closest I have got a playback is the DVD menu screen flashing up for about a second then going blank as before.

    I am now getting the following error..(with a drive & DVD I know work)
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    Playback failure:
    DVDRead could not read -1/4 blocks at 0x01.

    ----

    I'm stumped... might re-install libdvdcss just to rule it out???

    Cheers
    K

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    Quote Originally Posted by calix View Post
    It sounds like it might be an issue with libdvdcss. Check out fedora12.com/installing-media-players/ for a quick fix.
    Hi All,

    I followed the fedora12 link and just did everything in the list lol so not sure what fixed it but it works now!

    Cheers,

    K

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    Anyone try Fedora 15 ?! , is it good ?

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    Calix, I'm sorry ... you were right and I was wrong. I couldn't understand how that could fix things but it did.

    I spent some time reading this: http://www.videolan.org/support/faq.html
    and observed this:
    [...]VLC uses libdvdcss and it needs raw access to the DVD drive to crack the encryption key.[...]
    I thought maybe the documentation was old because I did not see libdvdcss in the ldd dependencies. I figured maybe it might be demand loaded using a different method so I did:
    Code:
    [brian@bmicek ~]$ strings `which vlc` | grep libdvdcss
    [brian@bmicek ~]$
    and got nothing. I suppose maybe its loaded in one of its libraries like libvlc.so.5
    Last edited by BrianMicek; 06-12-2011 at 05:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphapoint View Post
    Anyone try Fedora 15 ?! , is it good ?
    Nope, I'm still tweaking 14!

    K

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    No problem Brian. I love VLC and have had good luck with it for all other codecs, just not with dvds without the libdvdcss from livna. If memory serves me right they did include it in the past, up until a couple of years ago. About the time rpmfusion came into play.

    I have tried Fedora 15 and it is good. I did have some weirdness with the ethernet changes they made, but other than that no other issues yet.

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