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Why can't F24 play DVDs anymore?

asked 2016-12-12 08:34:18 -0500

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Hey guys,

I was under the impression that Linux couldn't play Bluray discs, but it could play DVDs normally, well, it can't, I just tried to play a brand new dvd I bought for my daughter on my F24 and it said it wasn't able to, I had to use MakeMKV to play it, is it related to security on DVDs or is there any other reason why?


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answered 2016-12-12 17:25:07 -0500

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Fedora has never been able to play commercial (encrypted) DVDs out of the box. You need libdvdcss for that. I'm not sure if the mpeg2 codecs are included or not, so you might need that as well. The easiest way is to get vlc from rpmfusion and libdvdcss from livna.

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I have libdvdcss plus libaacs and it still won't play it.

jfha73 gravatar imagejfha73 ( 2016-12-13 18:07:34 -0500 )edit

Which application are you using to try to play it and what happens?

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2016-12-14 15:34:20 -0500 )edit

I trie with VLC, also with Videos and the only message I get is that it can not be played.

jfha73 gravatar imagejfha73 ( 2016-12-22 12:08:26 -0500 )edit

Are you sure you're picking the right device and the DVD is ok? I've never had a problem playing DVDs with VLC. Does the DVD mount? Can you see the VIDEO_TS directory on it?

ssieb gravatar imagessieb ( 2016-12-29 13:26:19 -0500 )edit

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