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Old 04-27-2008, 07:41 AM   #1
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Distribution: Ubuntu Intrepid and Meerkat, formerly used Debian 3.1 (Sarge) with Gnome Desktop
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autoplay dvd in xine

Hello all,

Using Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04)

Have been trying to get DVD to play automatically in Xine when the disc is inserted.

Currently, it is insisting on playing in Totem Movie Player.

I remember in Ubuntu Edgy Eft, there was a multimedia applications configuration GUI that could be launched from the Preferences menu, but in Hardy Heron, this is not so.

Anybody know how to make Xine the default DVD player?

Last edited by greengrocer; 04-27-2008 at 07:44 AM.
Old 04-28-2008, 08:43 PM   #2
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Here's what I ran to get xine (instead of totem) to play DVDs on detection for my Fedora installation.
gconftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/volume_manager/autoplay_dvd_command \
'xine --auto-play --auto-scan dvd' --type='string'
Hope this helps.


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