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    I have DVD ROM what do I need to see a movie?

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    The best site for Slackware add-on packages is [http://www.linuxpackages.net
    /] http://www.linuxpackages.net/. You can use their search engine to find and
    download the Ogle, Xine, MPlayer, libdvdcss, libdvdnav, libdvdread, lame, and
    a52dec packages from the web site. Put the packages into a single directory
    and run pkgtool to install the packages onto your system.

    For VideoLAN, you will have to build it from source since there is no
    precompiled package on the LinuxPackages web site yet. To make matters worse,
    the version of mpeg2dec included with Slackware 9.1 is too old to be used
    with VideoLAN, so you have to compile a newer version of mpeg2dec as well.

    That said, if you still want to install VideoLAN, then download the latest
    source packages for [http://libmpeg2.sourceforge.net/] mpeg2dec and [http://
    www.videolan.org/] VideoLAN and run the following commands. Note that you
    have to disable ffmpeg support for the VideoLAN build because the Slackware
    MPlayer packages omit some of the header files needed by ffmpeg.
    # tar xzvf mpeg2dec-0.4.0.tar.gz
    # cd mpeg2dec-0.4.0
    # ./configure
    # make
    # make install
    # cd ..
    # tar xzvf vlc-0.7.0.tar.gz
    # cd vlc-0.7.0
    # ./configure --disable-ffmpeg
    # make
    # make install
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    all you need is a package called dvdcss.tgz
    then as root in a term type
    installpkg dvdcss.tgz
    then xine
    should be good to go
    Mike
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    adrenaline, I'm sure dvdcss.tgz works, its just that usually you need to install libdvdcss in most distros.

    BTW if you want a dedicated dvd player I'd check out Ogle.

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    dylunio that is installed by default in slackware 10.0 for sure
    All I had to do is install dvdcss.tgz and mine worked.
    Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
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