DVD Playback HOWTO

David Jao


Revision History
Revision 1.02004-02-26Revised by: DJ
Initial Release, reviewed by LDP
Revision 0.92004-02-07Revised by: DJ
submitted to LDP
Revision 0.12004-01-26Revised by: DJ
first public release

This document describes how to view DVD movies on a Linux computer with a DVD drive.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Copyright and License
1.2. Disclaimer
1.3. Feedback
2. System Preparation
2.1. Hardware Prerequisites
2.2. Creating the /dev/dvd symlink
2.3. Setting the DVD Region
2.4. X Video Overlay
2.5. Enabling DMA
3. Software Installation
3.1. Red Hat / Fedora
3.2. Debian
3.3. Slackware
3.4. Mandrake
3.5. SuSE
3.6. Gentoo
4. Software Usage
4.1. General principles: deinterlacing, telecine, and framerates
4.2. Specific usage instructions
5. Troubleshooting
6. Further Information