Mepis cant play DVD film from warner disc

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Mepis cant play DVD film from warner disc

#1 Postby Ralf1e » Wed May 02, 2012 9:26 am

Hello again all, I guess I've said it all in the title.
I am finding that Mepis 11 is not able to play a DVD movie disk. I have tried various different players and no success.
Sorry to say but the same disk plays using Mint LMDE on this machine.
I like Mepis very much and want to use it for all I can
What am I missing here?
What have I got wrong?
Is it a library or what?
Please help!
I have tried a search but found nothing.
Anyone got any answers - Saist (hope I spelled it right) are you out there
Regards to all Ralph

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Re: Mepis cant play DVD film from warner disc

#2 Postby uncle mark » Wed May 02, 2012 9:37 am

Enable the debian-multimedia repo in Synaptic and install the libdvdcss2 package.

Might also install the w32codecs or w64codecs while you're at it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libdvdcss

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Many GNU/Linux distributions do not contain libdvdcss (for example Debian, Fedora, SUSE Linux, and Ubuntu) due to fears of running afoul of DMCA-style laws, however they may provide the tools to let the user install it themselves. For example, it is available in Ubuntu through Medibuntu.

Distributions which come pre-installed with libdvdcss include BackTrack, CrunchBang Linux, LinuxMCE, Linux Mint, PCLinuxOS, Puppy Linux 4.2.1, Recovery Is Possible, Slax, Super OS, Pardus, and XBMC Live.
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Re: Mepis cant play DVD film from warner disc

#3 Postby Ralf1e » Wed May 02, 2012 9:53 am

uncle mark wrote:Enable the debian-multimedia repo in Synaptic and install the libdvdcss2 package.

Might also install the w32codecs or w64codecs while you're at it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libdvdcss

<q>
Many GNU/Linux distributions do not contain libdvdcss (for example Debian, Fedora, SUSE Linux, and Ubuntu) due to fears of running afoul of DMCA-style laws, however they may provide the tools to let the user install it themselves. For example, it is available in Ubuntu through Medibuntu.

Distributions which come pre-installed with libdvdcss include BackTrack, CrunchBang Linux, LinuxMCE, Linux Mint, PCLinuxOS, Puppy Linux 4.2.1, Recovery Is Possible, Slax, Super OS, Pardus, and XBMC Live.
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Hi "uncle mark" Thank you so much for such a quick and accurate reply I had the debian-multimedia repo enabled and codecs although 32 does not appear in my synaptic (64 bit system)
But was lacking the libdvdcss2 package.
Strangely I didn't find it with my search of codecs etc in synaptic yesterday. Such is life.
Thanks again Ralph.

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Re: Mepis cant play DVD film from warner disc

#4 Postby uncle mark » Wed May 02, 2012 10:18 am

Ralf1e wrote:Hi "uncle mark" Thank you so much for such a quick and accurate reply I had the debian-multimedia repo enabled and codecs although 32 does not appear in my synaptic (64 bit system)
But was lacking the libdvdcss2 package.


w32codecs won't show up if you're running 64 bit.

Up until about 15 months ago I was running an old 32 bit system, and was used to adding w32codecs to anything I installed. When I built my new kit and went with a 64 bit install, I had a WTF?!?! moment when I searched for w32codecs and couldn't find it. That was followed by a DOH! moment when I ran across the w64codecs package in Synaptic.
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Re: Mepis cant play DVD film from warner disc

#5 Postby Ralf1e » Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:24 am

uncle mark wrote:Enable the debian-multimedia repo in Synaptic and install the libdvdcss2 package.

Might also install the w32codecs or w64codecs while you're at it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libdvdcss

<q>
Many GNU/Linux distributions do not contain libdvdcss (for example Debian, Fedora, SUSE Linux, and Ubuntu) due to fears of running afoul of DMCA-style laws, however they may provide the tools to let the user install it themselves. For example, it is available in Ubuntu through Medibuntu.

Distributions which come pre-installed with libdvdcss include BackTrack, CrunchBang Linux, LinuxMCE, Linux Mint, PCLinuxOS, Puppy Linux 4.2.1, Recovery Is Possible, Slax, Super OS, Pardus, and XBMC Live.
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For those that might have found this as result of a search for codecs the above still applies but the repo name has now been shortened!
You have to replace debian-multimedia with deb-multimedia or you get an error message :happy:


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