[CentOS] playing DVDs on C7

Sun Dec 20 13:52:24 UTC 2015
Alice Wonder <alice at domblogger.net>

On 12/19/2015 06:01 PM, Fred Smith wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 12:29:05PM -0500, Fred Smith wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 09:32:53AM -0500, Lamar Owen wrote:
>>> On 12/17/2015 08:33 PM, Fred Smith wrote:
>>>> Hi all!
>>>> I'm trying to finish setting up my newly upgraded C7 system.
>>>> It's on the same hardware I ran C6 on for several years. on C6 I had no
>>>> trouble playing DVDs (after installing tons of packages and libdvdcss).
>>>> ....
>>> I have found that whether VLC will play a DVD is somewhat dependent
>>> on the DVD.  I have played DVD's through VLC successfully on my
>>> CentOS 7 system using the nux package stack, incidentally, but there
>>> are several DVD's in my collection that will not play with the VLC
>>> in nux dextop.  But I also purchased (the very first version a
>>> number of years ago) and keep support updated for the Fluendo
>>> OnePlay DVD player (fully legal, licensed, DVD playback) and it both
>>> works perfectly on CentOS 7 and plays those titles that VLC has
>>> trouble with (like the DVD copy included in the Bluray edition of
>>> Titanic).
>> I don't play a LOT of DVDs, but on, e.g., C6 on the same hardware
>> I don't recall ever having onefail to play with VLC.
>> In looking at the source package for libdvdcss, last night, I see there
>> are 3 different ways of cracking the encryption that it supports. The
>> default one is to try to crack each file's encryption, with the down-side
>> that it may fail entirely. there is also an option to crack the DISC's
>> key which can then be used to decrypt each file. from the description
>> it sounds as if the disc option might be better even though it isn't
>> the default.
>> If all else fails I will try hacking around with that option.
> OK, I haven't gotten very far, but there is one interesting observation:
> vlc plays my homemade NON-encrypted DVDs just fine (except for the
> DVD menus, on which for some reason it errors). This kinda hints that
> VLC is not finding/opening libdvdcss even though I'm using the one
> from the nux repos, same as the source of the VLC RPM I have.
> One would think that nux's VLC would work with nux's libdvdcss, but
> this evidence makes me wonder...
> If nux is here, or if anyone here uses nux's vlc and libdvdcss with
> SUCCESS, I'd appreciate hearing from them.
> Fred
> PS:
> I'm not having any luck compiling libdvdcss from source... using
> rpmbuild to create a RPM I keep getting errors about "unpackaged files
> found", and can't figure out why or how to solve it (yes I've googled
> for solutions).

Try this src.rpm


That builds for me on EL7 in mock

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