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Re: Anyone have luck with DVD Playback?

From: Rahul Siddharthan <rsidd@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: 25 Jul 2004 05:25:20 GMT

Replying to myself...
>Shawn wrote:
>>I've tried ogle, mplayer, xine and totem. I can't see to get dvd playback
>>to work in any of them under DragonFly. Is there something special I need
>>to do to get it to work? Or anyone else that has got it working that could
>>share how and what they did to get it to work?
>Ogle (the package from gobsd.com) works but is a bit jerky.  mplayer
>is smooth but without dvd menu support (or perhaps it has but I
>compiled without).  xine is smooth and has dvd menu support but is a
>hassle to compile,

For all of the above, btw, make sure you have libdvdcss and libdvdread
installed.  (Note that libdvdcss is illegal in the USA because of the
DMCA.  You cannot legally play a legally-purchased DVD in the USA on a
legally-purchased computer unless you also buy "authorised" player
software, which doesnt exist on DragonFly or most other non-Windows

Also, your DVD drive firmware may be region-coded for a different
region from the one you live in / the one your DVDs originate from.
In that case you're probably out of luck.

If these are problems, complain loudly to your manufacturer, the DVD
CCA, the MPAA, your lawmakers, whoever...


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