Caution to FC6 users

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Wed Jun 20 14:31:30 UTC 2007


Simon Andrews wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>    I was told that if I did this my FC6 would let me look at DVD movies:
>>
>>
>> If you're happy to run patent encumbered software then you can 
>> configure the livna repository by installing the rpm at:
>>
>> http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-6.rpm
>>
>> ..and then run
>>
>> yum install totem-xine
>>
>> ..to install a version of totem which can play DVDs.
>>
>>    Well I did all this and had to use "rpm -e --nodeps totem before I 
>> could yum totem-xine 
>
> That sort of thing is really an option of last resort.  RPM/Yum stops 
> you from installing/upgrading pacakges for a reason, not just because 
> it's being awkward.  It's much better to figure out what it's 
> complaining about than forcing it.  Just post the yum output here and 
> someone will help you figure it out.
>
>
>
>> which turns out is 6 rpm files with success. But it seemed to work.
>>
>>    But when I put the free DVD I picked up on the counter of a Mc 
>> Donalds store it again complains about a lack of drivers and will not 
>> show the DVD. Of course the DVD can be shown on FC4 and WindowsXP and 
>> on the DVD player hooked to our big computer.
>>
>>    The reason stated for the problem is that all DVD's are having 
>> protection from theft. Since the one I am trying was free, what IS 
>> going on?
>
> Even free commercial DVDs will still be encypted with CSS.  Only home 
> burned DVDs are likely to be unencrypted.
>
> Try the command below which should check that you have all the 
> necessary dvd playing libraries installed:
>
> yum -y install libdvdcss libdvdread libdvdplay libdvdnav lsdvd libdvbpsi
>
> See if that helps
>
> Simon.
>
    Hi, I found vlc which when yummed has all those files with it and 
shows movies from DVD right out of the box. I like that.

Karl




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