Playing DVDs on Kubuntu 7.10.

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I've not had much luck doing this. Both Kaffeine and Miro can't decode DVDs I put in my DVD drive (just clearing that up -- I do have one), and I've already installed whatever the optional package is that is supposed to enable DVD decoding. Of course, that doesn't mean Kaffeine and Miro know that package is installed, but I didn't see any mention of manual steps needed to make the decoder package work.

    To put it a different way, I want to watch DVDs on my Linux laptop and I don't know how to make it work. What do I need to do?
     
  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I don't know, but if it's anything like the klite codec pack, you have to manually enable quite a few of the settings for various formats.
     
  3. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    Oh wait, i just reread what you said, I would try a better player
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Can you recommend one?

    EDIT: I don't have w32codecs, just libdvdcss2. I bet that's the problem.
     
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    kmplayer?
     
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    Okay, I can play DVDs now. Looks like I did need both libdvdcss2 and w32codecs. Now all I gotta do is figure out why Kaffeine crashes after about 15 minutes of use.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    What about the Miro player you mentioned? Is that crashing too?
     
  9. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    I use VLC player and it works perfect on Vista, XP, and Ubuntu for me. I was surprised to find it would play an .iso file, but IDK, maybe other players do that too.
     

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