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Old 05-05-2004, 10:45 AM   #1
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xine dvd


I'm having problems playing dvd on my SuSE 9 Kde3.2.2.
Ive followed these articles
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ticle&artid=28
and this
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ight=xine+suse
This is the Xine output
inux:~> xine -p dvd:/
This is xine (X11 gui) - a free video player v0.99.1.
(c) 2000-2003 The xine Team.
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 1-rc4 from http://xine.sf.net
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.8 for DVD access
libdvdread: Could not open /dev/dvd with libdvdcss.
libdvdread: Can't open /dev/dvd for reading
libdvdnav: vm: faild to open/read the DVD
 
Old 05-05-2004, 10:59 AM   #2
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Sounds like you don't have a /dev/dvd Did you actually check to see if this link existed or if suse named it something else? like /dev/cdrom or cdrecorder or dvdrecorder?
 
Old 05-05-2004, 11:21 AM   #3
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you've mounted your dvd?
 
Old 05-05-2004, 11:22 AM   #4
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My fstab looks like this
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom
In xine settup 'device used for dvd playback' Ive tried
/dev/dvd
/dev/cdrom
/dev/cdrecorder
All of which give the same error 'vm: faild to open/read the DVD'

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Old 05-05-2004, 12:02 PM   #5
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It could be a permission problem of such device.
First make sure your /dev/dvd is actually pointing to the proper device by
ls -l /dev/dvd
then include yourself as normal user (login name) into disk group.
Not sure disk group actually exist on Suse, may be such device is included in a different group.
Hope this helps

ciao
 
Old 05-05-2004, 12:32 PM   #6
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It doesnt look like dev/dvd points to the right device
apollo@linux:~> ls -l /dev/dvd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 2004-05-01 18:10 /dev/dvd -> /dev/hdc

Since my fstab is like this
/dev/cdrecorder /media/cdrecorder
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom

Theres no dev/dvd in fstab or am i totally confused
 
Old 05-05-2004, 12:45 PM   #7
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i think that's what it's supposed to look like. xine plays dvds for me and that's where my /dev/dvd points to, but i also have /dev/dvd in my fstab. maybe the problem is that suse's mountpoints are /media/xxx?
 
Old 05-05-2004, 06:01 PM   #8
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Ah. Yours should be set to /dev/cdrom as that is your dvd drive. Suse does that to me... but /dev/cdrom works fine. If you are mounting the dvd, don't. As a dvd doesnt need to be mounted to be played and this might be whats screwing it up.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 06:07 PM   #9
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It is not necessary you have an entry of /dev/dvd in your fstab.
As you can see from ls -l output this link exist and points to /dev/hdc that i guess is your dvd player or combo drive.
Please also note /dev/hdc is owned by root and is included in root group.
So unless you are included into root group you do not have any permission on such file.
A temporary fix while you do some search could be you create a group by
(be root first)
addgroup dvd_users
chown root.dvd_users /dev/hdc
chmod g+rx /dev/hdc
chmod g+rx /dev/dvd ( not strictly necessary, just to make sure)
Add yourself to dvd_users group
At this point you should have the necessary permissions on your /dev/hdc /dev/dvd
Also make sure you have libdvdccs correctly installed (it seems they are, but you never know)
Hope this helps
Ciao

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Old 05-06-2004, 08:19 AM   #10
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I've got it working, thanks, my permissions are sorted out.

But there still seems to be a problem with dma.
I turn the computer on and do this
/sbin/hdparm -d /dev/hdc
it tells me dma is on and a dvd plays fine.
However if I eject that dvd (using the eject in xine) and try to play another xine hangs
if I do this again
/sbin/hdparm -d /dev/hdc
the terminal sort of hangs, the only thing I can do is reboot if I want to watch another dvd.
I'm nearly there....
 
  


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