Caution to FC6 users
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:
>> ..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
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.
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