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Neil Waldhauer

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Re: Playing DVD
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2015, 03:18:51 am »
There is a new libdvdcss out. VLC comes with dvdcss.dll, which libdvdcss comes with dvdcss2.dll. Can VLC use dvdcss2.dll?

By the way, I tried playing DVD on Windows XP, and that works the same as OS/2. Reading further, Windows Media Player did not have decoding. I downloaded VLC 2.2.0 for Windows, and DVD plays fine.

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Re: Playing DVD
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2015, 04:52:00 am »
There is a new libdvdcss out. VLC comes with dvdcss.dll, which libdvdcss comes with dvdcss2.dll. Can VLC use dvdcss2.dll?

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Yes, it was just uploaded to Hobbes - vlc-2.2.0-fix1.zip

http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/h-search.php?sh=1&button=Search&key=vlc-2.2.0.zip
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Re: Playing DVD
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2015, 04:24:26 pm »
Sadly, no luck with fix1. Maybe there is some config I haven't done.
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Re: Playing DVD
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2015, 09:27:15 pm »
Actually, can anyone play a commercial DVD (one that is encrypted) with the new VLC?

As far as I know, most commercial DVD are encrypted.
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Re: Playing DVD
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2015, 10:20:57 pm »
 Yes, I can play commercial DVD's with the new VLC and the fix. Using the DVD menu is definitely flakey. Try opening by Open File... and navigating to the drive and video file and playing directly, skipping the menu. That has worked for me on several occasions. I do have one video set (Lord of the Rings) that I can play but not watchable because it is out of sync and pixellated... maybe there are issues with our port of libdvdcss.

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Re: Playing DVD
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2015, 02:31:48 pm »
I borrowed a set of Star Trek Enterprise disks that are USA encoded.

VLC 2.2.0 plays them fine on Windows XP, but Windows media player fails exactly as VLC 2.2.0 on OS/2.

Everything looks like it works, but then nothing happens. After a second, VLC gives up.

I tried opening files rather than disk, but the result is the same.
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Re: Playing DVD
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2015, 10:28:50 pm »
Neil,

  Hmmm... that sounds like what I was getting before the fix. I assume you added X:\vlc2\usr\local\lib to the LIBPATH per the README? If so, maybe there is a missing dll dependency or a codec? You can get info for the disc at Tools-> Codec Information. Might get a clue from that...

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Re: Playing DVD
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2015, 01:48:52 am »
What kind of bugs me with vlc is that it uses the unix structure, but not quite. I'd like it better if it would just go in my unixroot tree. Didn't try it yet with the latest version, but 2 versions ago it wouldn't work that way. Seems like it's a prime candidate for yum/rpm installation.

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Re: Playing DVD
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2015, 02:29:00 am »
What kind of bugs me with vlc is that it uses the unix structure, but not quite. I'd like it better if it would just go in my unixroot tree. Didn't try it yet with the latest version, but 2 versions ago it wouldn't work that way. Seems like it's a prime candidate for yum/rpm installation.

it correctly installs into @UNIXROOT/usr/local, which is where things that aren't installed by the package manager goes on many Unix systems. Usually /usr/local/bin is in front of /usr/bin in the PATH, same with the other local directories and almost all Unix programs when built with the defaults install into /usr/local