need help with LIBDVDCSS...

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  1. wfriedwald macrumors member

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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 !
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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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.
     
  3. wfriedwald thread starter macrumors member

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    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!

    w
     
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  5. wfriedwald thread starter macrumors member

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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
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    Try restarting the system. What DVD is it you're trying?
     
  7. wfriedwald thread starter macrumors member

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

    thanks!
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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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.
     
  9. wfriedwald thread starter macrumors member

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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
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    To use the Homebrew method:

    First install Homebrew: http://brew.sh/
    Then run this in Terminal "brew install libdvdcss"

    That's install it for you.
     
  11. wfriedwald thread starter macrumors member

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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 ???
     
  12. Intell macrumors P6

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    Yes, that should do it. If that can't read it, you may need to try another approach entirely.
     
  13. wfriedwald thread starter macrumors member

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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
     
  14. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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    Try MakeMKV. You can run it through Handbrake afterwards if you need to change anything.
     
  15. wfriedwald thread starter macrumors member

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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
     
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    thanks! good to know. so far makeMKV is super powerful and helpful!
     
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