On Saturday 30 June 2007 22:48, Aaron Konstam wrote: > On Sat, 2007-06-30 at 15:39 +0200, Nigel Henry wrote: > > On Saturday 30 June 2007 15:07, Aaron Konstam wrote: > > > I was trying to use vlc to play some video DVDs. It worked on two of > > > them but failed on two. All of them were commercial DVDs. I remember > > > someone previously stated a rule for which DVDs vlc will not play. > > > Could someone restate the rule? > > > > > > I could not find any other application to play them either. Is there > > > such an application? > > > > Have you installed libdvdcss2, which is needed for decrypting some dvd's. > > > > Mplayer includes it in the package, but vlc, xine, and ogle, etc, all > > need it. > > > > Freshrpms, or Livna to get it. > > > > Nigel. > > I can't find libdvdcss2 on livna. Is it possible it is only on > freshrpms? Possibly, but libdvdcss2 is the debian version. An error on my part. Try just libdvdcss. I've just put vlc on an instance of FC5, and freshrpms is showing libdvdcss , which I installed, and I've got vlc playing DVD's ok on that. Livna probably has it too, but I havn't got anything booted up thats using the Livna repo at the moment. Sorry for the error. Nigel.