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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 <>
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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