[blfs-support] vlc - anybody got encoded DVDs to play properly ?

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Jun 18 14:00:42 PDT 2014

Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 02:29:40PM -0500, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> I did a check using vlc and kde.  The dvd didn't play at first because I
>> didn't have libdvdcss built.  After I built it, it played fine in a window
>> and fullscreen.  No hesitations and sound was fine.
>> I did note a lot of messages in the terminal that I launched vlc from.
>   Those stderr messages sound normal for libdvdcss.  I usually run it
> from a menu.
>> Perhaps we need to add libdvdcss to the vlc dependencies.
>>    -- Bruce
>   For libdvdcss, perhaps it would be a good idea to include it as
> optional.  I'm gutted that vlc can successfully play DVDs for you
> too - like I originally noted, it never managed on _any_ of my
> desktop machines.  Maybe it is imbued with the spirit of The Lady
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lady_%28Discworld%29#The_Lady)
> and before I first used it I must have asked myself "Do ya feel
> lucky?" and decided that I did.
>   I just booted my SandyBridge i3 to re-check, and there it plays for
> about 1 second at a time, interspersed with longer periods of silence
> and frozen video.  So it is not even an intel/AMD difference.

Video problem?  DVD driver problem?  I tested on my i7 with i915 video 
drivers.  It's a pretty new (less than 2 months old) system.

   -- Bruce

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