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Help! I cannot play a DVD in Videos or VLC player in Fedora 18

asked 2013-07-07 03:30:19 +0000

dannytempo22 gravatar image

updated 2013-08-09 00:44:19 +0000

Hello, I cannot seem to play a DVD in Fedora 18. I've installed Fedora utils, gstreamer, etc. When I pop the DVD in, nothing happens. If I go into Videos or VLC player, neither can recognize the DVD.

I am also having trouble with sound in Fedora 18. I have just installed libdvdcss and DVDs play fine in video, but there is no audio.

What can I do?

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Maybe this can work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u04QYsmrpc

Emilie_Ruvidl ( 2014-12-27 19:43:05 +0000 )edit

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answered 2013-07-08 19:55:07 +0000

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updated 2014-03-31 19:38:24 +0000

libdvdcss which you need for commercial DVDs , is not rpmfusion http://rpmfusion.org/FAQ#How_can_I_install_libdvdcss.3F

You can install it directly from livna

rpm -Uvh http://rpm.livna.org/repo/18/x86_64/libdvdcss-1.2.12-1.fc17.remi.x86_64.rpm


rpm -Uvh http://rpm.livna.org/repo/18/i386/libdvdcss-1.2.12-1.fc17.remi.i686.rpm
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Thanks for your help! When I pop in the DVD it plays great! unfortunately I am now perplexed with sound issues. I cannot seem to get any audio when i play DVD's or video files

dannytempo22 ( 2013-08-09 00:28:14 +0000 )edit

answered 2013-07-08 16:50:12 +0000

Hi, don't worry, you need enable rpmfusion

yum localinstall --nogpgcheck http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-19.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-19.noarch.rpm

NOW you will install all codecs, yeah

 yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer-plugins-bad-nonfree gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg

yum -y install gstreamer1-libav gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free-extras gstreamer1-plugins-bad-freeworld gstreamer1-plugins-base-tools updates gstreamer1-plugins-good-extras gstreamer1-plugins-ugly gstreamer1-plugins-bad-free gstreamer1-plugins-good gstreamer1-plugins-base gstreamer1


yum -y install ffmpeg


yum -y install mencoder

ffmpeg2 theora

yum -y install ffmpeg2theora


yum -y install mplayer

Play dvd, yeah

yum -y install libdvdread libdvdnav lsdvd libdvdcss

Also you can use PostInstallerF

Source>>> my own guides (sorry spanish)

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libdvdcss is all he needs at the moment ;)

FranciscoD_ ( 2013-08-04 06:02:45 +0000 )edit

Thanks allot for your help! DVD's play great! unfortunately I cannot seem to get the sound to work. when I play a DVD or video file there is no sound. Any Tips ?

dannytempo22 ( 2013-08-09 00:34:05 +0000 )edit

@dannytempo22 can write what video player you use? try use for example vlc: yum -y install vlc

davidva ( 2013-08-09 02:09:08 +0000 )edit

answered 2013-08-22 09:10:50 +0000

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Hello buddy, for the problem that the DVD playing without sound on VLC player, i suggest you to test the VLC with a AC3 audio to see if it can decode it normally, if not, the VLC must lack of the AC3 decoding pack and you will need to search the pack and install it. In addition, you'd better check the volume controls/mute in VLC.

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answered 2013-07-07 07:12:20 +0000

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Hi, you can do this steps:

1 - Install codecs

yum install libdvdread libdvdnav lsdvd gstreamer gstreamer-plugins-base gstreamer-plugins-good gstreamer-plugins-bad gstreamer-plugins-ugly gstreamer-ffmpeg ffmpeg ffmpeg-libs libdvbpsi xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-freeworld udacious-plugins-freeworld-mp3 xmms-mp3 k3b-extras-freeworld totem-nautilus totem-mozplugin totem-pl-parser

2 - Install video player

yum install vlc mplayer totem

3 - If you use VLC:

Click in play and choose device /dev/sr0

4 - when you try play any DVD whit VLC is shown any mensage erro ? If yes, can you send this mensage?

Best regards

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Have you enabled RSM Fusion?

Gosport_gaz ( 2013-07-07 10:10:06 +0000 )edit

Free tools, I like VLC for playing blu-ray. but I also use UFUSoft Blu-ray Player as an alternative. Which is great for playing blu-ray on my windows 8 pc.

MaysonDolly ( 2014-01-16 17:01:47 +0000 )edit

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Asked: 2013-07-07 03:30:19 +0000

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