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Old 11-06-2003, 02:43 AM   #1
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DVD playback skipping


Hi

I am having problems with DVD playback in SuSE 8.2

I have installed the latest version of ogle, and tried turning on DMA. I did this through YAST2, with the /etc/sys.config editor, so maybe this won't work until I reboot - I'll try it when I get back home.

My other question is about the dependency conflicts I am getting when I install the new ogle (from rpm) - mplayer needs different versions of the the libdvd* files that ogle needs. When I install the new versions of these as rpms mplayer stops working!! Ogle will work, but skips.

I *think* I need to either do a symbolic link to these libdvd* files for mplayer, or maybe the latest version of mplayer will work with these files? At the moment ogle is removed and the old libdvd* files are reinstalled and mplayer works fine for mpegs, avi, etc.

Any help would be appreciated
 
Old 11-06-2003, 04:47 AM   #2
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if you dont enable dma via the command line
but edit a config file
then you'll have to reboot to make it take hold
if the dvd is playing back but skipping
it's highly likely it's the dma

to avoid rebooting, at a terminal (as root)

hdparm -d1 -c1 -k1 /dev/hdx

where x is harddrive and then again for dvd drive

the config script will sort out dma next time you do reboot
 
Old 11-06-2003, 07:54 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll try that. I still need a hand working out how to install ogle without breaking mplayer? Should I make symbolic links, install the latest verion or are there other fixes?
 
Old 11-06-2003, 08:15 AM   #4
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i'm not sure
i tend to install from rpm's as there is a massive amount of cool stuff for mandrake 9.1

i have mplayer (probably the best thus far), xine and aviplayer
i've had vlc as well before and none of them have clashed or caused each other problems

but i never had much luck with ogle

vlc was the easiest to sort out
it needs a few dep to be added
a52dec, libjpeg, libdvdread, libdvdcss, xml2, and one or two others
vlc was the first media player i got to work

it's all at the http://www.videolan.org site

not an answer to your question i'm afraid but i hope it helps

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Old 11-06-2003, 08:46 AM   #5
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Thanks, I'll try that. I still need a hand working out how to install ogle without breaking mplayer? Should I make symbolic links, install the latest verion or are there other fixes?
You could try making symlinks, and if that doesn't work, build mplayer from source. MPlayer has its own internal dvd library anyway - it seems very odd to me that the rpm is built with external dvd support (which is not a default) required.
 
Old 11-06-2003, 08:49 AM   #6
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I think mplayer has its own libdvd* files, but ogle was replacing them with other ones when I installed it. I wasn't aware until just now that mplayer had dvd support - I'll try that with the DMA on and hopefully I will be sorted
 
Old 11-10-2003, 02:59 AM   #7
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Mplayer is still not playing, but xine works perfectly. Thanks for the advice!

Rich
 
  


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