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Caleb Burns
21st August 2008, 05:14 PM
I've tried playing an encrypted dvd with xine and mplayer, but neither of them have worked. So I was wondering, to what lengths does one have to go through to play encrypted dvds on Fedora 9? Encrypted dvds such as Lord of the Rings.

21st August 2008, 05:40 PM
install libdvdcss and it should allow you to play them back

Caleb Burns
22nd August 2008, 03:46 PM
I tried install libdvdcss and it still doesn't work.

22nd August 2008, 03:54 PM
There are several guides linked to from this forum. Here is one of them:


Caleb Burns
23rd August 2008, 10:50 PM
The link that your provided did not help. Although, I couldn't install 'libdvdplay'.

24th August 2008, 12:05 AM
This link helped me a lot back in the days of FC3 I think (the author has a version of the link for every fedora released). Here's the link for Fedora 9:



24th August 2008, 12:14 AM
Try one of these.
Not both

24th August 2008, 02:50 AM
I can say, I have used DangerMouses "How-To"s in the past and they are very thorough.

Caleb Burns
24th August 2008, 02:00 PM
I tried DangerMouse's 'How To's and the results are as follows. Xine still cannot play the DVD. It outputs the error: "The source seems encrypted, and can't be read. Your DVD is probably crypted. According to your country laws, you can or can't install/use libdvdcss to be able to read this disc, which you bought. (Media stream scrambled/encrypted)". MPlayer will play the audio perfectly, however, there is no video playback. VLC will play the audio but it is slow and jerky, while there is still no video output. I also tried LinDVD which has audio and video playback but the colour is off because reds look like blues. Does anyone have anymore suggestions?

Caleb Burns
24th August 2008, 07:08 PM
I was able to get it working with the codecs specified by DangerMouse and LinDVD. Thank you very much for your help.