[MPlayer-users] Error cracking CSS key

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Fri Feb 18 03:27:01 CET 2005

On Thursday, 17 February 2005 at 14:52, Rodrigo da Silva Guerra wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to be careful to not post unnecessarily already posted bugs. Even 
> though, if someone read this and believe it was already posted somewhere else 
> please let me know, and sorry for the inconvenience.
> The problem I am about to describe bellow also seems to be happening with 
> another players, as I posted already elsewhere: 
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=291349
> It seems MPlayer is not successfully able to crack the region code in my DVD 
> player, and it appears to be playing uncracked data, and thus some audio and 
> video outputs start to complain and nothing but noise comes into the screen 
> and speakers.
> My distribution is SuSE 9.2 downloaded through FTP, with kernel:
> [CODE]
> guerra at guerra-laptop:~>  uname -r
> 2.6.8-24.11-default
> [/CODE]
> I downloaded the MPlayer v1.0pre6a source and essential codecs package and 
> fonts and skin, compiled, and installed it. But when I try to play DVD with 
> MPlayer, I get this (this is long!):
> [CODE]
> guerra at guerra-laptop:~> mplayer -v 3 dvd://

-v option has no parameters, drop that '3' and try specifying title number
after dvd://. From your quoted output, it seems there are 4 titles.

> Now I'm confused, because I searched for this and it is very strange that 
> nobody else complains about something similar. If it were a bug in MPlayer, 
> libdvdcss or in one of the players or their dependencies, or the 
> distribution, for sure, someone else would have realized the same thing.
> I'm affraid this is some different region protection in the hardware, as this 
> is a new machine, but I am not so expert to assert this with 100% certain.
> What should I do?

Try xine or at least external libdvdcss to see if it's a bug in MPlayer's
libmpdvdkit or something else.


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