[Slackbuilds-users] DVD reading, MPlayer, Xine, libdvdcss: SBo vs. Slacky
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Thu Aug 2 07:32:44 UTC 2007
After a few months of being a bit unfaithful to my favourite
distribution (at work, there were some things I could do with CentOS
that I could not do with Slackware), I'm coming back "vers mes premiers
I'm actually installing and configuring a lightweight XFCE-based
desktop, and right now, I'm having some trouble with playing DVDs.
First thing I installed some multimedia libs from SBo that made sense:
Then I built MPlayer with these. Only thing I changed to MPlayer was
disabling the GUI in the ./configure options, since I only use it on the
Result: no way to play DVDs, I always got some errors either about
"Error cracking CSS key" or something about zero length bla bla.
I tried Xine, and I got similar errors. No way to read a DVD.
Now on a whim I uninstalled everything and gave the slacky.eu
"mplayer-megapack" a try. Although I don't quite agree with the
packaging policy (put everything in a huge .tgz, argh), I gave it a spin
anyway... and hey! DVD playing suddenly worked.
At first glance, there are two differences between the SBo and the
Slacky version. 1) Slacky builds MPlayer against a bunch of
dependencies, and 2) their libdvdcss is the CVS version.
I have a few days left before leaving for holidays (touring through
Europe on my shiny old BMW R100R, the Slackware equivalent of a
motorbike :oD ), so I'm gonna experiment in various ways and see if I
can fix this and eventually contribute.
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