[MPlayer-users] Re: Error cracking CSS key

Thorsten Kuefer thorsten.kuefer at uni-muenster.de
Tue Feb 22 16:04:38 CET 2005

Rodrigo Guerra wrote:

>> Please, if somebody have some new idea let me know.
> Just replying myself, not to let the thread die.
> Today I played a region 2 DVD (which maches the region set of the
> player), and in this case the decoding (which I suppose is no decoding
> at all) worked fine. Data DVDs also read fine. The command line was
> "mplayer dvd://".
> But when I turn back to the other region DVDs all the same error
> messages happen.
> Am I doing something wrong here?

As far as I know you can decrypt a DVD only if the region code of DVD and
your drive match. These are two different protections, whereof the RC
protection is in hardware and CSS is in software and therefore only CSS can
be cracked.

Have you tried to play this region !=2 DVD in windows?


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