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Old 09-22-2003, 12:01 PM   #1
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Angry getting my dvd player to work on toshiba laptop


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I cannot get Mplayer to work for the life of me. I installed it using Synaptics and it just doesnt run. When I run it in the command line nothing happens, and I dont know if its supposed to show up in gnome or not but it doesnt. Any suggestions on what I should do or if there are any steps that I skippe. Thanks
 
Old 09-22-2003, 12:17 PM   #2
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Have you tried the gmplayer command?
 
Old 09-22-2003, 12:34 PM   #3
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nope but I just did that and got the console to come up. Now it says that no media is opened. Do I have to mount the drive or something?
 
Old 09-22-2003, 03:15 PM   #4
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Do you have /dev/dvd? Was there a dvd in the drive when you got the "no media" message?

What distro uses Synaptic?

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Old 09-22-2003, 04:30 PM   #5
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there is no /dev/dvd and im using redhat9. I searched some threads and tried mounting it to /dev/dvd and it still doesnt get mounted.
 
Old 09-23-2003, 11:40 AM   #6
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You probably need a symlink from /dev/cdrom to /dev/dvd. Try this from the command line:

ln -s /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd or

ln -s /dev/cdrecorder /dev/dvd

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Old 09-24-2003, 07:17 AM   #7
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install ogle
mount the dvd drive (try /dev/hdc etc) to say oh erm /mnt
then ogle /mnt

i say /dev/hdc because normally the cd is the primary master on the second ide bus and that what /dev/hdc looks at

and why bother symlinking /dev/cdrom(or whatever to) /dev/dvd it will not help any bit in the slightest,

though ogle is not needed for dvd playback but it does allow you to use menu's which mplayer doesnt

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Old 09-24-2003, 08:46 PM   #8
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[root@localhost rich]# ogle /mnt
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Couldn't find device name.
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
ERROR[ogle_nav]: faild to read VIDEO_TS.IFO
ctrl: waitpid failed: No child processes


doesnt work. what is the exact command i need to do do get it mounted? nothing i try works.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 12:14 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by harrycrumb11
[root@localhost rich]# ogle /mnt
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Couldn't find device name.
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
ERROR[ogle_nav]: faild to read VIDEO_TS.IFO
ctrl: waitpid failed: No child processes


doesnt work. what is the exact command i need to do do get it mounted? nothing i try works.
go here and download libdvdc$$

http://shrike.freshrpms.net/

and make sure you make a link described above called /dev/dvd that points to the device label of your dvd drive (like /dev/cdrom or /dev/cdrom1).

also you don't need to mount your dvd drive when using mplayer or xine.

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Old 09-25-2003, 05:51 PM   #10
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ok i got libdvdc installed. I still get the message Couldn't find device name. What is the command to mount my dvd rom. im assuming thats what needs to be done. I dont understand how linux can have plug and play support for an integrated wireless card but not a simple cdrw/dvdrom ...
 
Old 09-25-2003, 06:09 PM   #11
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ahh i figured it out. it had to be mounted as scd0. thanks
 
Old 09-26-2003, 12:36 AM   #12
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odd. i never have to mount my dvd drive. i just click the dvd button in xine or mplayer.
 
  


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