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Linux.com: Playing DVDs with Xine

Feb 22, 2001, 21:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenny Sabarese)

"When I first heard the news of DVD encryption being cracked, allowing Unix users to view DVDs, I was quite skeptical. I couldn't even get Quake III Arena running for more then ten minutes without taking down my entire machine, and that was put out by Loki Games FOR Linux. How could I even imagine that I'd be able to play my DVDs on anything other than the commercial software that came with my video card?"

"To my surprise, not only was DVD playback possible, it was much easier then I expected. After sorting through a few packages and bugging the friendly people in #xine on Openprojects, I got to watch my SNL 25th Anniversary DVD while checking Slashdot in Mozilla and compiling kernel 2.4.1. In this article, I hope to break down the process into a few simple steps."

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