Originally posted by zensufi
I'm running debian sarge with the 2.6.7 kernel. I did an "apt-get install xine-ui". When I start xine and ask it to get a playlist from dvd, it returns a window that says /dev/dvd and another that says "- xine engine error - There is no input plugin availabe to 'dvd:/'. Maybe MRL syntax is wrong or file/stream source doesn't exist." Does this mean that I need some sort of dvd plugin for xine? Or is xine not accessing my dvd drive?
What does the link from /dev/dvd look like.
>$ ls -l /dev/dvd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2004-03-30 22:40 /dev/dvd -> /dev/scd0
It should point to the device that you use for your DVD player for example if you are not using ide-scsi it would commonly be /dev/hdc or /dev/hdd. To check how it gets detected use dmesg | grep -i dvd
. Then if you have to make a new link to say /dev/hdc use ln -sfn /dev/hdc /dev/dvd
of course as root and making changes if the device is different. Here is what I have installed for the libdvd* to play them.
>$ dpkg -l | grep libdvd
ii libdvdcss2 1.2.8-0.0 Simple foundation for reading DVDs - runtime
ii libdvdread3 0.9.4-5 Simple foundation for reading DVDs
I never could get Xine to work but have had great success with Kaffeine which strangely enough uses the Xine libraries to do its work you may want to look at this package if you use KDE.
And make sure that you are a member of the video and audio groups as well you can check with the groups
command in a console window.
stephen adm lp dialout cdrom floppy audio dip src video
If you are not then as root adduser user_name video
and do the same for the audio then log out and back in for the change to take effect.