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asked 2017-05-09 14:20:36 -0500

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updated 2017-05-09 18:30:02 -0500

After a recent re-image, I've been having trouble with DVD rip folders playing the IFO file. Before my re-image I could use VLC or Kodi to play DVD rips from the IFO, everything worked fine. Now, nothing happens with a click. VLC or Kodi wont play them. What happened? Maybe a codec problem? I dont know, I installed GS streamer codecs already. Any ideas? Not interested in re-encoding to a single file so please no suggestions for that. I would just like to get IFOs working again.

EDIT: This IS a Fedora issue and not an app specific problem. In testing further, I put in a real DVD that Kodi should be playing, but it does not play, says insert disc when it IS inserted. For some reason, this install of Fedora WONT play any type of DVD format that has .IFO files regardless of app used.

I already added RPM fusion free/non-free for the VLC install and have downloaded GStreamer Codecs. I dont know what more to do.

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does the GS streamer codecs show as installed?

jlozadad gravatar imagejlozadad ( 2017-05-09 16:17:29 -0500 )edit

The GStreamer Multimedia Codecs and Multimedia Codecs - Base are installed.

robn86 gravatar imagerobn86 ( 2017-05-09 23:03:52 -0500 )edit

libdvdcss from rpmfusion installed?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-05-09 23:45:01 -0500 )edit

It was already installed... sudo dnf list installed | grep libdvdcss libdvdcss.x86_64 1.4.0-1.fc25 @fedora-multimedia

robn86 gravatar imagerobn86 ( 2017-05-10 09:41:00 -0500 )edit

I have also opened a topic on kodi forums. Im starting to narrow down the problem... I think it has something to do with: libdvdnav-x8664-linux. I did: sudo dnf list installed | grep libdvdnav libdvdnav.x8664 5.0.3-4.fc24 @anaconda. It looks like a F24 version got installed somehow, would this be the issue?

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robn86 gravatar imagerobn86 ( 2017-05-10 12:25:21 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-12-13 23:36:52 -0500

Hello guys, share some information about DVD folder for you, a single folder (VIDEOTS) containing the following files: VIDEOTS.VOB, VIDEOTS.BUP, and VIDEOTS.IFO. VOB (Video OBjects): VOB is the container format in DVD-Video media, which contains digital video & audio, subtitles, DVD menus and navigation contents multiplexed together into a stream form. IFO (InFOrmation): IFO file is an important document to control the VOB file playback process. BUP (BackUP): The BUP file is exactly the same as the IFO file, which is a backup of the IFO file. The source from so if you want to play DVD folder on VLC or Kodi, it is no problem if the folder keeps completed.

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