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MPlayer dvd HOWTO

Monday May 9, 2005 03:27

Here's how to play dvd's using the mplayer.

First, compile and install libdvdread and libdvdcss.  Use google or something to find these parts, which are available from various different places.
After installing those parts, before compiling MPlayer, do  a "configure --disable-mpdvdkit", which apparently avoids the mpdvdkit, and makes it use the dvdread and dvdcss libraries, if found.
Then, run "mplayer " to view the dvd.

Chances are that dvd:// doesn't work, which might be because your system doesn't have the /dev/dvd setup.  It's probably a good idea to create a symbolic link from /dev/cdrom to /dev/dvd to fix it.

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