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I went to watch a VCD on my red hat system, i went into the MPEGAV directory, right clicked the dat file and open with GTV MPEG Player, byt the problem is the CD-ROM ligh stays on as if it is reading and the systems keeps freezing up
The reason why it won't unmount is because the system thinks it's in use. The reason why the system thinks it's in use is because the program you're trying to access the CD with is in a loop trying to access the CD (or so I assume). By "the system freezing up" I assume you mean the program you're using, not the entire system. If it's the entire system, I'd be amazed. Anyway, you can either use a program called xkill that's like a shotgun is to zombie processes (if you don't have it, I highly reccomend getting it), or you can open a terminal window and run top (you might need to be root, I don't remember). Find the program in the list, then hit 'k' and type in that programs process ID (PID).
You should be able to unmount then.
I don't know why the hell it's barfing at your VCD. I don't have much experience with that, sorry.