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Re: [opensuse] Probably OT but just in case ...
Quoting Stevens <fred-n-sandy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
My system: Leap15 / Plasma 5

I have been trying unsuccessfully to play dvds on this new system.
Tried all the usual but nothing worked, then started on the
not-so-usual. My system would see everything on the dvd drive
but vlc wouldn't play the video. After further digging it seemed
that it wasn't passing region check. More digging turned up the
following, "The problem is that a lot of newer drives are RPC2 drives these
days. Some of these drives don't allow raw access to the drive until the
drive firmware has done a region check. VLC uses libdvdcss and it needs raw
access to the DVD drive to crack the encryption key"

So, I removed the little slim drive (mfg date June 2012) and connected a
full sized LG drive from March 2010 and now everything works just fine
except the cover won't fit. Maybe a usb to sata converter and go outboard?

Question now is how do I find a slim dvd drive that will fit in this
mini-itx case that is also RPC-1? Or, how do I find a dvdcss equivalent that
works with an RPC-2 drive?

Probably unrelated, but maybe helpful to others with DVD playing problems. On
my 42.3 system, playing DVDs is erratic. I've taken to copying them to the
hard drive with Handbrake and playing with VLC. This is reliable.


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