CentOS 6 DVD play

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tnthomas
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CentOS 6 DVD play

Post by tnthomas » 2018/01/28 05:26:55

I'm helping my neighbor(totally new to Linux) set up CentOS 6 on his Sony Vaio Pentium M laptop.

He wants to play movie DVDs on the laptop, I install VLC player, which plays movie DVDs well, on my Fedora 27 box at home.

Nothing happens when he attempts to play a DVD with VLC. Missing some codecs?

What packages should I be looking to install.

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Re: CentOS 6 DVD play

Post by George99 » 2018/01/28 11:14:16

I assume libdvdcss (a.k.a. libdvdcss2) is missing.

Some repos are offering an (older) version for CentoS 6:

https://pkgs.org/download/libdvdcss

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Re: CentOS 6 DVD play

Post by TrevorH » 2018/01/28 17:04:54

The copy of vlc from the nux-dextop repo used to work for me when I ran CentOS 6.
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Re: CentOS 6 DVD play

Post by stevemowbray » 2018/01/29 12:49:13

I would suggest that CentOS 6 is not the right distribution for somebody totally new to Linux.

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Re: CentOS 6 DVD play

Post by tnthomas » 2018/01/31 03:20:17

stevemowbray wrote:I would suggest that CentOS 6 is not the right distribution for somebody totally new to Linux.
My sentiments exactly. However, the CentOS 6 32 bit live disc was the only one I had on hand that was mostly successful, with the Sony Vaio laptop.

I'll go with the suggestions here, and am confident the media playback that my neighbor is interested in can be properly configured, in the CentOS install.

He(my neighbor) is also building a 64 bit desktop machine(Intel skt 775), and so I'll be helping him get maybe Debian or Ubuntu installed.

If his rig is virtualization capable, I'll show him how to set up VMs that he can 'play' with.

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