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Re: DVD problem

On 3 Jan 2007, at 10:44, Anne Wilson wrote:

[snip] I haven't tried vlc yet. What I have done is removed xine and everything related that I could find that came from livna and installed the freshrpms versions, so that everything matches. I have ffmpeg-0.4.9-0.7.20061215.fc6
and faad2-2.5-1.fc6 which I believe are the freshrpms versions.
Unfortunately it has made no difference.  Xine still tells me

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)

On top of everything else, the change has broken mjpegtools. It was, of course, uninstalled and had to be reinstalled, but it is no longer possible to edit an avi file with 'glav -p S filename.avi'. I'm sick of this kind of fighting. It looks as though I'd be better off compiling mjpegtools from

I suspect that you may be better off re-installing xine as per the standard livna package and trying another way of de-crypting the BBC disks. It may be of little help or consolation to you but I have had the same problem with BBC disks -- I have a 1992 set of DVDs which xine chews on for (what seems like) half an hour before returning an error message. VideoLan didn't fare any better either. I haven't tried newer disks from the Beeb but am not holding out any hope. They are obviously encrypted in a commercially advantageous way because they work fine in my iBook and in my "real" DVD player, a Marantz. I have started installing dvdrip from freshrpms but am still having fun working out the bits and bobs of missing library files ... :-)

Best wishes,


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