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Re: [opensuse] How to play DVD
  • From: John Andersen <jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 23:41:24 -0900
  • Message-id: <200701132341.25412.jsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 13 January 2007 22:20, Greg Wallace wrote:
> I've never played a DVD on my Linux machine and would like to know how.
> I've attempted to play one with the 4 different players that are installed
> on my machine. No luck with any of them. Here are the results --
> Kaffiene -- Nothing but a black screen comes up, though the timer seems to
> indicate that it is playing (clock is running)
> Noatune -- Crashes with signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
> RealPlayer -- Crashes saying "The player does not have the capabilities to
> play back this content". Under details it says "Unknown Fileformat"
> Xine -- Says "The stream " filename " use an unsupported codec: Audio
> codec: AC3 (0x0). Start playback anyway?" If I click "Yes", I get a black
> screen, similar to what I see under Kaffiene.
> Do I need to install some additional software to get this to work? If I
> try to play it on my doze machine it says I need to purchase a decoder.
> Why the hell should I have to buy a decoder to play something that plays in
> the DVD/VCR machine? I'm just trying to play it, not make copies of it or
> anything like that, so what's the diff?
> Thanks,
> Greg Wallace

Large numbers of Suse multimedia players are crippled because
of lawyers. Go to and follow the links to
"other repositories" and select Packman, and install
the packman xine packages.

John Andersen
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