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I think the DVD navigation is still in development. You can apparently try using -dvdnav on the command line, but at the end of the day Xine is currently a better choice for using DVDs with their menus.
This doesn't answer your question, but I can't seem to get DVDs to play back at all even with xine. I click the dvd icon on it's gui, and it displays the legal stuff, and the rating but after that it crashes or says it can't load and that i might not have the right permissions or something. Have you had this problem? I installed libdvdnav-0.1.10 from source, too.
Wow, you posted a question and ended up solving someone else's problem... awesome catch
I forgot to add (though you might already know) that you can pick which track you want to play with mplayer via the dvd URL - e.g to play track 2, use 'mplayer dvd://2'
I've been following this thread and have been able to get interactive menus for dvds working in xine, but not in mplayer; is this possible? I have libdvdread, libdvdnav and libdvdcss all installed. When I open dvd in mplayer it starts playing the first option. Are the menus possible? Thanks in advance.
Originally posted by CroMagnon I think the DVD navigation is still in development. You can apparently try using -dvdnav on the command line, but at the end of the day Xine is currently a better choice for using DVDs with their menus.
It would seem that this is true, as I cannot navagate in MPlayer either. And I believe it is actually stated on their FAQ.
From the link above Q: What about DVD navigation/menus?
A: MPlayer does not support DVD menus due to serious architectural limitations that prevent proper handling of still images and interactive content. If you want to have fancy menus, you will have to use another player like xine, vlc or Ogle. If you want to see DVD navigation in MPlayer you will have to implement it yourself, but be aware that it is a major undertaking.