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I've gotten some dvd's to work with my computer(mandriva le2005 w/mplayer) but most of my dvd's wont work.
my output when trying to play one of these dvd's:
[pj@localhost ~]$ mplayer dvd://1
MPlayer 1.0pre6-3.4.3 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Celeron 2/Pentium III Coppermine,Geyserville (Family: 6, Stepping: 3)
Detected cache-line size is 32 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled with runtime CPU detection - WARNING - this is not optimal!
To get best performance, recompile MPlayer with --disable-runtime-cpudetection.
77 audio & 188 video codecs
Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system startupscripts.
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0 : No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
libdvdread: Could not open device with libdvdcss.
libdvdread: Can't open /dev/dvd for reading
Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/dvd
Exiting... (End of file)
dma is set to 1 and the permissions for /dev/dvd is brw-rw----
Originally posted by reddazz You don't really need to run a windows app to play dvds. There are many alternatives to mplayer, e.g. xine (which can be used alongside totem and kaffeine frontends), videolan and ogle.
yeah, but I used wine to install PowerDVD and it works. That is my normal DVD app, so I am perfectly happy with it.