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shawnhcorey
June 16th, 2010, 07:06 PM
I'm trying to play my DVDs on my PowerBook G4 Titanium and I'm having problems. I've tried totem, gxine, xine-ui, and vlc but only xine works.

I followed the instructions on the following but there's still problems.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu#Adding%20the%20Repositories
https://help.ubuntu.com/7.04/musicvideophotos/C/codecs.html
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats


I also downloaded some movie trailers and they all have weird rendering: sample (http://776754303681106287-a-1802744773732722657-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/shawnhcorey/Home/stuff/DSCN0349.JPG?attachauth=ANoY7cqDSvZMPdmiccgKHJP056 m0PrtkjlrqyV3cbJC2MDeIO3dHLNRDm_eIb7lqdslwWKZJfuUh qWZRilgxn05AsAMeTmMra_RBgwkjIzRamCL-4b_v4Kwwt6uX__w9DdAkaFnaCKAPqaiO66X792Fz8owta1npzx LEeiNLSjbIN3Crce81Bw_4BDmEC76Tu1yOa-vryE_2tMty8WXifwqJe3vIAVCwZw%3D%3D&attredirects=0)

It seems that the odd & even columns are swapped.

Any help would be appreciated.

linuxopjemac
June 16th, 2010, 09:01 PM
Did you ever try this in Debian ? Not that this is a solution to the problems here but I remember Conal telling me that video in Ubuntu for PPC is not very well supported.

Maybe Conal can add some more info on this.

rjcalifornia
June 17th, 2010, 09:57 PM
VLC is broken for ppc... why? I dont know... If you really wanna stick to ubuntu, I recommend to compile vlc... there is a guide somewhere around here....

shawnhcorey
June 17th, 2010, 10:41 PM
VLC is broken for ppc... why? I dont know... If you really wanna stick to ubuntu, I recommend to compile vlc... there is a guide somewhere around here....

What would you suggest instead? Yeah, I was thinking of doing that.

rjcalifornia
June 18th, 2010, 06:28 PM
change distro? download movies from w#rez sites? Use Xine?

shawnhcorey
June 18th, 2010, 07:04 PM
change distro? download movies from w#rez sites? Use Xine?

I'm willing to change distros if that's what it takes.

I want to play my DVDs collection.

Xine doesn't output correctly. Totem doesn't work at all. VLC doesn't work on DVDs but does do MPEGs almost correctly if I set "X11 video output".

rjcalifornia
June 19th, 2010, 04:01 AM
Wise choice... Compiling vlc for PPC is exhausting and frustrating...

here are some websites that can help you...

http://mac.linux.be/
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=47258
http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=20481

cheers!