Description of problem:
As described here http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=163733, when
trying to open a dvd-video .iso image file both totem-xine and the xine media
player report an error saying that no demuxer was found. Thinking that it may be
a xine-lib issue, I reported this bug here - if it's not the right place, please
let me know where I should report this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 1.1.7
Open DVD-Video .iso file image with totem-xine or xine.
Steps to Reproduce:
Player does not open the file.
The player should play the file.
Neither xine or totem-xine are Fedora packages, and the Fedora xine-lib does not
contain software MPEG playback features so even if the .iso would open, the
video wouldn't play with the Fedora xine-lib alone.
Chances are that wherever you got xine and totem-xine from may also have a
xine-lib addon package available that provides actual DVD/MPEG playback
functionality for xine-lib. Also, you didn't mention how you tried to open the
.iso - I think at least from the command line for xine the command should be
like "xine dvd:///path/to/foo.iso"
Interestingly enough, using "xine dvd:///path/to/foo.iso" or "totem
dvd:///path/to/foo.iso" works, but the File - Open method or "xine foo.iso"
I thought that unencrypted DVD playback was provided by the xine-lib package
shipped with Fedora, but looking over the link you posted above makes it clear
that it's not.
Thanks very much for the prompt answer.
To clarify, unencrypted DVDs are not the problem per se, there are several
applications dealing with those already in Fedora (libdvdread, k3b, dvdauthor etc).
The problem is decoding the MPEG audio/video streams on the DVD in software.
Nevertheless, there's an open bug for adding the "raw" DVD support to xine-lib
as there is at least one hardware solution supported in Fedora that can be used
for the playback without the software decoding encumbrance, see bug 213597