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Re: pkg/38302: Mplayer doesn't play copy-protected DVDs
The following reply was made to PR pkg/38302; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Hasso Tepper <hasso%estpak.ee@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/38302: Mplayer doesn't play copy-protected DVDs
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 14:51:59 +0200
Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> Yeah, because it is the same situation that makes it illegal to obtain
> the mplayer sources in many countries *shrug*. I think it is far
> easier to extract the relevant change, which would help all the other
> programs using libdvdread as well. A larger part of the idff is
> non-functional anyway...
> Do you have a good example of an affected DVD?
I have one, but this is region 2/5 (yeah, it's called Estern Europe ;)
DVD, so I'm not sure. Now, if I looked at it closer, it might not be
libdvdread at all - if using libdvdread, internal libdvdcss is used as
well by mplayer, so it might be something in there. Or even my mistake -
I didn't realize that libdvdcss will differ as well while using internal
libdvdread and my libdvdcss is quite old.
Yeah, this whole issue is a mess anyway - binary packages are useless
anyway for playing encrypted/copy-protected DVD's due to lack of
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