Dvd-plugin

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Description

The DVD plugin can play DVDs with their DVD menu.

Critical
Critical

The usage and distribution of the libdvdcss library is illegal in some countries (e.g. USA). The plugin does not need this library, but then CSS protected DVDs cannot be played.


Hardware requirements

  • DVD drive

Software requirements

  • a52dec
  • libdvdnav

Installation

To install a52dec

cd $SOURCEDIR
tar -xvzf a52dec-<VERSION>.tar.gz
cd a52dec-<VERSION>
./configure --prefix=/usr/local
make
make install
ldconfig

and libdvdnav

cd $SOURCEDIR
tar -xvzf libdvdnav-<VERSION>.tar.gz
cd libdvdnav-<VERSION>
./configure --prefix=/usr/local
make
make install
ldconfig

See also plugin installation.

Options

As the libraries are installed with --prefix=/usr/local, the Makefile has to be adapted

- NAVDIR = /usr/include/dvdnav
+ NAVDIR = /usr/local/include/dvdnav

Configuration

Parameter

Parameter (short) Parameter (long) Description
-C DEV --dvd=DEV use DEV as the DVD device (default: /dev/dvd)

Problems

CVS

cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/dvdplugin login
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/dvdplugin co dvd

Links

[1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvdplugin Project site at SourceForge
[2] http://liba52.sourceforge.net A free ATSC A/52-Stream-Dekoder
[3] http://developers.videolan.org VideoLAN developer homepage
[4] http://dvd.sourceforge.net DVD resources for Open-Source development