Joined: Nov. 2006
||Posted: Mar. 07 2008,16:35
Xine will play unencrypted DVDs out of the box, but will not play encrypted DVDs without libdvdcss. Since the legality of libdvdcss is dubious, it is best not to include it in a package for redistribution. I have not looked but I do not think libdvdcss is included in a MyDSL extension. The .deb for libdvdcss found below will install cleanly in DSL:
It can easily be made of course into a .dsl extension for your own use. Also, make sure you have /dev/dvd symlinked to your dvd drive, or just choose /dev/scd0 or /dev/scd1 as your dvd drive in Xine config menu.
Also, if you are not already aware, use the "dsl dma" cheatcode for smooth playback. Or if you haven't yet, and do not want to reboot, issue as root:
# hdparm -d1 /dev/hdc (or /dev/hdd)