need help with LIBDVDCSS...

wfriedwald

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am trying to install LIBDVDCSS

I followed the instructions, using terminal etc. I got asked for the password (so far so good, right?) and I entered the prescribed command.

it seemed to be doing something ... and it didn't return with an error message.

So can I assume that it worked?

is there any way to check if LIBDVDCSS is properly installed?

do I need to restart the whole system?

thanks !
 

Intell

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Open the program that needs libdvdcss, such as Handbreak, and have it try to access a DVD video disc. If it can access, it is installed correctly.
 

wfriedwald

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Open the program that needs libdvdcss, such as Handbreak, and have it try to access a DVD video disc. If it can access, it is installed correctly.
it can't! but I have been told that there are other means of encryption that LIBDVDCSS can not "crack" - so I'm not sure if HB can't access this DVD because 1. LIBDVDCSS is NOT installed properly OR 2. because this is a kind of encryption that LIBDVDCSS can't deal with.

thanks!

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wfriedwald

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thanks very much!

okay, I installed LIBDVDCSS using the package - which is easier, of course, than using the terminal.

so yes, the installation seemed to go fine, without a problem.

But no, HB still can not open this particular DVD, the message comes back "No Valid Source Found." (I guess restarting the whole system won't help any...)

thanks!

w
 

wfriedwald

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Okay, will try restarting. let's just say it's a copy-protected DVD....

thanks!
 

Intell

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Ok, like a mass produced Hollywood style DVD? Like Zootopia or The Avengers? If it's something less known, it may not work very well. The version of libdvdcss in that package is a few years old. It's sadly the latest version they've pre-packaged. If you want a newer version, you'll have to get it to work manually or install it via Homebrew.
 

wfriedwald

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Yes, you're on the right track!

do you know what the steps are to install via terminal or Homebrew? I have used terminal before, and I know it's all a matter of getting the exact syntax and the proper directory. Am not familiar with Homebrew.

thanks!

w
 

wfriedwald

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Okay ... thanks!

1. first I ran the home brew install via terminal ... and wound up with this ...

==> Installation successful!

==> Homebrew has enabled anonymous aggregate user behaviour analytics.
Read the analytics documentation (and how to opt-out) here:
https://git.io/brew-analytics

==> Next steps:
- Run `brew help` to get started
- Further documentation:
https://git.io/brew-docs

2. and then I ran this, as per you instructions:

Wills-Mac-Pro:Wiki.app willfriedwald$ brew install libdvdcss
==> Downloading https://homebrew.bintray.com/bottles/libdvdcss-1.4.0.el_capitan.bottle.1.tar.gz
######################################################################## 100.0%
==> Pouring libdvdcss-1.4.0.el_capitan.bottle.1.tar.gz

3. but I got this:

Error: The `brew link` step did not complete successfully
The formula built, but is not symlinked into /usr/local
Could not symlink lib/libdvdcss.2.dylib
Target /usr/local/lib/libdvdcss.2.dylib
already exists. You may want to remove it:
rm '/usr/local/lib/libdvdcss.2.dylib'

To force the link and overwrite all conflicting files:
brew link --overwrite libdvdcss

To list all files that would be deleted:
brew link --overwrite --dry-run libdvdcss

Possible conflicting files are:
/usr/local/lib/libdvdcss.2.dylib
==> Summary
/usr/local/Cellar/libdvdcss/1.4.0: 17 files, 355.4K

4. so I did this:

Wills-Mac-Pro:Wiki.app willfriedwald$ brew link --overwrite libdvdcss
Linking /usr/local/Cellar/libdvdcss/1.4.0... 6 symlinks created
Wills-Mac-Pro:Wiki.app willfriedwald$

that seems to have worked, right? Now let me try HB one more time ....

Rats! Still, "No valid source found" - I could re-starting a second time ???
 

Intell

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Yes, that should do it. If that can't read it, you may need to try another approach entirely.
 

wfriedwald

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yes, I guess I need to try something completely different!

thanks for everything, I'm sure I'm better off with homebrew installed in any case.

w
 

steve23094

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Try MakeMKV. You can run it through Handbrake afterwards if you need to change anything.
 

wfriedwald

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thank you! That does seem to have worked (and HB still doesn't) -

MakeMKV must work in some entirely differently way from HB or any of the other "rippers" I've tried. Anyhow, yes, thanks for the suggestion!

w