Art Alexion on 14 Jul 2008 09:07:28 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] libdvdcss2

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On Monday 14 July 2008 11:56:38 am Matthew Rosewarne wrote:
> On Monday 14 July 2008, Art Alexion wrote:
> > For some reason, k3b claims to lack permission to the DVD device.  On two
> > machines.  Windows PowerDVD plays it.  If I try to play it with kaffeine,
> > it complains that I need libdvdcss, but I have that installed.  I have
> > duplicated encrypted DVDs in the past.  Is there a new encryption that is
> > not supported by libdvdcss2, that somehow is installed in a windowsxp
> > computer?
> Try this, it could be caused by bad sectors intentionally added to confuse
> DVD drives.  See:
> %!PS: Just in case, do check that you indeed have the correct permissions
> to access the DVD device.

I think you hit it, Matthew.  The article states "... MPlayer/MEncoder (for 
Linux) are usually able to overcome ARccOS".  dvdrip uses mplayer/mencoder as 
a backend, whereas it seems, the KDE apps use ffmpeg & xine.

I am trying to figure out why our company did any of this encryption when it 
produced the DVDs (not done in-house)  We are a non-profit and, ironically, 
the topics of the DVD are open source-like values.
Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)

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