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Using a DVD with Linux

	Dear all,

	I'm planning on buying a DVD drive for my computer and I found
	an Asus 8x drive that seems to be what I want: it is an RPC 1
	drive, which means that zone control is performed in software
	and not in hardware as with RPC 2 drives (being zone free is
	important for me, since I would like to be able to play
	American and European DVDs as well as Brazilian ones).

	So, my question is: if I purchase this drive, will there be
	software under Debian to take care of the zone, assuming that
	I use the decss modules and libraries available? I'm actually
	thinking of using xine and/or vlc to play DVDs. Do they
	control the zones?

	BTW, I have a Matrox G400 monohead card with 16MB. Can I use
	it do decode the DVDs that will be played so that I offload my
	CPU of this task?

	Are there any other tips regarding DVDs that I should know
	about? Any other recommendations?

	Thank you very much for any help, Roger...

  Rogério Brito - rbrito@ime.usp.br - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/

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