[Linux4christians] notes from the front
chris at adebenham.com
Fri Aug 5 00:16:19 EDT 2005
Norman Prather wrote:
> JT Moree wrote:
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>>>I have mplayer and totem. Mplayer won't work at all, I suspect
>>>something is well and truly messed up. Totem will not paly vidos
>>>either. I've tried both commerical disks and disks produced by the UCC
>>>Conference (Nebraska) neither work----------at all.
>>>I cannot use synaptice because I don't have a connection with that
>>>machine. I haven't tried the other programs listed because of the
>>>connection issue. There are two ways I can get software on this
>>>machine: download onto a cd or usbkey or travel to Northeast Community
>>>College in Norfolk (100 mile round trip) for their wireless network.
>>are you trying to play DVDs? I find xine works pretty well for DVD's
>>and ogle often works better but I dont think it is included with many
>>Do you have dialup? It would take a little time but would be easier to
>>use synaptic than to try downloading stuff and burning to CD bc you'll
>>probably be missing dependencies.
>>PC Xperience, Inc.
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> I currently searching for libdvdcss (?) for Ubuntu (Debian). I tried
> installing Ogle and Xine but got nowhere. Installing from CD/USBkey is
> a mystery. (So is Linux file management.........still haven't figured
> out where everything goes.) Until I can afford Netlink Express (cheap
> low speed broadband) and a wireless router I'm stuck downloading on the
> desktop and saving to a cd or usbkey.
> Yep, I've found out about missing dependencies, course I have no idea
> how to get those.
Check out https://wiki.ubuntu.com//RestrictedFormats
Basically you need to add
"deb http://ubuntu-backports.mirrormax.net/ hoary-extras main universe
to your sources.list (or another backports mirror) and libdvdcss is just
another selection in synaptic
A direct link for libdvdcss is
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