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BumbleDBX
18th January 2013, 08:51 AM
Running 17 as I cannot seem to download more that 12meg of any 18 install iso.

I can play dvd movies for about a half hour or so, then they quit with the 'encoded, and may
not have decode library installed' pop-up message.

Currently installed:
libdvdcss-1.2.11-6.fc17.x86_64
libdvdcss2-1.2.11-6.fc17.x86_64
libdvdnav-4.2.0-2.fc17.x86_64 ( saw this mentioned in another post )

Totem does same thing, but no error message, just drops out at same point in movie.
All other players fail with message at same point in movie. This has happened on 2
different dvds. Not much point in starting if I can't finish.

All my searches seem to turn up the css libs and totem.

Are we done playing dvd movies in linux, or am I ( hopefully ) missing something?

Linux has been my main os since 1995, so I'm no beginner BUT if I was a guru I wouldn't be asking!

---------- Post added at 01:51 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:39 AM ----------

Hmmm... nevermind. I have 3 linny boxes in my office ( 2-17 and 1-16 ) and the other 17 seems to work
once I installed the css libs. I plan to upgrade the failing machine as soon as I can get the download
iso to, um, download.

I think I had a bad update on that box as a number of things had problems that were fixed on
removal and re-install of packages.

Sorry to be a bother.

tho.mei
18th January 2013, 09:22 AM
I made good experiences with the VLC-player. To install it:

1. Open a console

2. become root: su

3. enter the root password

4. Enable the profusion repository: yum --nogpgcheck install http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

5. install VLC: yum -y install vlc

marko
20th January 2013, 10:42 PM
I made good experiences with the VLC-player. To install it:

1. Open a console

2. become root: su –

3. enter the root password

4. Enable the profusion repository: yum --nogpgcheck install http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

5. install VLC: yum -y install vlc


One correction for bullet 4 above, Fedora doesn't use livna any more, current best practice is to use atrpms but only for the libdvdcss2 package,

see:
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f17.html#yum (shows how to set up rpmfusion)
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f17.html#vlc
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f17.html#libdvdcss

DBelton
20th January 2013, 11:06 PM
I just realized.

The version of libdvdcss in livna is the latest version. The version in atrpms is older.

livna: 1.2.12-1
atrpms 1.2.11-6

steelaworkn
20th January 2013, 11:34 PM
It noticed that the video players, doesn't matter which one you use, require a bit of manual attention as they are none of them push button end user type of toys.

marko
21st January 2013, 12:35 AM
I just realized.

The version of libdvdcss in livna is the latest version. The version in atrpms is older.

livna: 1.2.12-1
atrpms 1.2.11-6

libdvdcss is mostly irrelevant, doesn't it just contain a bunch of READMEs and license files?


rpm -ql libdvdcss
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-1.2.11
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-1.2.11/AUTHORS
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-1.2.11/COPYING
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-1.2.11/ChangeLog
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-1.2.11/README
The only one that really matters is libdvdcss2 since it's the one with the shared library:


rpm -qlv libdvdcss2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Nov 16 2011 /usr/lib64/libdvdcss.so.2 -> libdvdcss.so.2.1.0
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 35192 Nov 16 2011 /usr/lib64/libdvdcss.so.2.1.0

DBelton
21st January 2013, 12:41 AM
No, libdvdcss from livna installs these files:


/usr/lib64/libdvdcss.so.2
/usr/lib64/libdvdcss.so.2.1.0
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-1.2.12
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-1.2.12/AUTHORS
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-1.2.12/COPYING
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-1.2.12/ChangeLog
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss-1.2.12/README


Edit:

I believe the confusion is that atrpms has libdvdcss and libdvdcss2. In livna it's all in one package, libdvdcss. I don't know why atrpms splits it into two packages, It's all in one tar from videolan.

BumbleDBX
21st January 2013, 02:24 AM
Sorry, I was using vlc, don't know why I said totem.
Anyway, no matter. The machine had more problems that just that, as I could
not download F18 on it either. I moved to another machine and vlc worked and
I could download 18. So... the trouble machine has now been upgraded to 18
and everything seems to work. Had to jiggle a few handles to get everything
going, but just the usual new version install. Now I have to start upgrading all
of my F16 & F17 machines.
Funny how long I've been doing this, started in this flavor with RH-5. Started
with linny on Slackware 2.3, released July 1995. I still have the 2 very dusty
Slackware install disks sitting on my desk. I used to joke that an install back then
would take 3-4 days of solid work to get everything going. Actually, that wasn't
a joke, it really did take me that long. You also had to make sure you had all the
right hardware. We've come a long way, baby!

mikee
21st January 2013, 05:48 AM
geez, no bother. I did a scatch install of 17 2 weeks ago and forgot why I couldn't play a DVD today...
thanks!!!!