Questions about the DVD input plugin (for a win32 port)

Stéphane Borel stef at
Tue May 22 12:55:24 CEST 2001

On Tue, May 22, 2001 at 12:02:25PM +0200, Jon Lech Johansen wrote:
> We can use open/read/lseek, but in order to support encrypted DVDs
> under win2k we need DeviceIoControl (which requires a handle from 
> CreateFile).

the main point is CSS authentication. As it is very OS dependant, we
have a separate file, dvd_ioctl.c, that handles the specificities of
each one and wraps the specific functions to vlc ones. This is where we
should integrate DeviceIoControl/CreateFile.

However, I think that the device remains authenticated until you draw
the disc out of the player, so you can use classic functions to


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