[MEncoder-users] playing encrypted DVD?

EC zybhjk at verizon.net
Tue Jan 17 02:03:08 CET 2006

On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 01:43:54 +0100 (CET)
SZABO Zsolt <szazs at mm.bme.hu> wrote:

> I have recently purchased a DVD which I can't play:
> $ mplayer dvd://1
> MPlayer 1.0pre7try2-3.3.5 (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
> CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster (Family: 8, Stepping: 9)
> Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
> CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
> Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE SSE2
> Playing dvd://1.
> Reading disc structure, please wait...
> There are 1 titles on this DVD.
> There are 24 chapters in this DVD title.
> There are 1 angles in this DVD title.
> DVD successfully opened.
> [..here it hangs..and after Ctrl-C:]
> MPlayer interrupted by signal 2 in module: demux_open
> After trying the totem movie player it plays the intro then it gives up 
> too, saying: "The source seems encrypted and can't be read
> Are you trying to play an encrypted DVD without libdvdcss?"
> The mplayer was compiled with libmpdvdkit2. [./configure said:
> Checking for DVD support (libdvdread) ... disabled by libmpdvdkit2
> ]
> What should I do? Have I left out something?

Check dmesg and syslog, often they catch messages if there is a
kernel-level hardware problem reading the disc.  This may be the sign
of some fancy new drm scheme, or just a bad disc.

Eli C.

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