Re: missing codecs.conf
On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 07:45:53AM -0400, Haines Brown wrote:
> I want to thank you for your explanation. DVD playing is something I've
> never even thought about.
> > ... the dvd is usually encrypted and you have to decrypt the title
> > first. this is done automatically by libdvdread and libdvdcss (which
> > is usually compiled into mplayer) when using the "mplayer dvd://"
> > format. so the correct way to play dvds is way.
> > mpeg2 and ac3 codecs(video and audio for dvds) is contained in ffmpeg
> > codec package(libavc) which is included with mplayer
> If I understand you correctly, mplayer is entirely self contained, and
> when the package is installed it brings in everying needed to play DVDs.
> > ... the mplayer development is very fast. they release versions once a
> > year or so but the svn version is constantly under development with
> > new features and bugfixes.
> The mplayer I have installed is:
> mplayer/etch upgradeable from 1.0~rc1-12etch1 to
> In my sources.list:
> deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org etch main
> $ aptitude upgrade mplayer-1:1.0-rclsvn20070225-0.3etch1
That should be # aptitude install mplayer
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