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Sunday, March 11th 2007, 3:27pm

Kaffeine xine Error - Pls Help

Hi Guys

I am new to Linux, and have installed Fedora Core 6 with KDE and have been using it for the last week or so.
I am trying to install DVD Player software and I am running into some problems.
I have tried to install Kaffeine, and the installation went through with no problems.
However, when I try to play a DVD in Kaffeine, I get the following error message:

05:03:36 PM: xine: cannot find input plugin for MRL [dvd:///dev/hdd]
05:03:35 PM: video_decoder: no plugin available to handle 'XviD'
05:03:35 PM: xine: found demuxer plugin: AVI/RIFF demux plugin
05:03:35 PM: xine: found input plugin : file input plugin
05:03:34 PM: xine: cannot find input plugin for MRL [dvd:///dev/hdd]

Please can you help, I have tried to search the web via google for help, and so far have found nothing.

Thanks in Advance
Thanks in advance


Sunday, March 11th 2007, 7:28pm

dunno about fedora, but on most distributions you need to install libdvdcss from videolan to get dvd support.
Installing w32codecs also improves the amount of formats xine can play.

Sometimes it is better to use xine from a third party than from your distribution: for example xine of opensuse is crippled (can't play protected dvd's and most media formats, even if you install libdvdcss and w32codecs), but the version of packman (a third party provider of opensuse packages) has no problems..
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This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "Rinse" (Mar 11th 2007, 7:29pm)


Monday, March 12th 2007, 4:32pm

Re: Kaffeine xine Error - Pls Help

For Fedora there is the linva repository that has KPlayer, MPlayer, and libdvdcss, that should be enough to play DVDs. You should also have libavcodec and libavformat for various other file types, but that I think is in the main Fedora pool.


Monday, March 12th 2007, 6:36pm


Look I am really sorry to do this to you guys, and I feel like a idiot asking you this, but how the heck do i do all that ?
Have only been using Linux for 1 week now, and I don't want to mess up my Linux installation.
Please can you give me some step by step instructions on how to do this, or point me to a web article that I can read so that i can learn how to do it myself.

I am running Fedora 6 KDE.

Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance


Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 3:24pm

Here's one page that explains how to add the livna repositories on Fedora Core:

The KPlayer home page has instructions about installing KPlayer on Fedora:


Tuesday, March 13th 2007, 6:17pm

Okay thanks - really appreciate it.
Will go through these links and will see how everything works together.

Thanks again :P
Thanks in advance