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Old 01-06-2003, 10:45 PM   #1
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DVD players?


How do i compile dvd player? where do I download? I will buy some linux books soon but would like to watch a dvd on my freshly installed linux pc.
 
Old 01-06-2003, 11:54 PM   #2
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http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/ , read the README files to install. Make sure you make a symbolic link between your DVD player in /dev/ and /dev/dvd. Say your DVD player is located at /dev/hdc. You would type ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd
 
Old 01-07-2003, 02:02 AM   #3
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There's also Xine, which in most cases is easier than mplayer, especially for DVD movies.

URL: http://xine.sf.net
 
Old 01-07-2003, 02:36 AM   #4
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Easier? What can be easier than:
Downloading Mplayer, untarring it:
./configure
make
make install
mplayer -dvd 1

And bam! You are watching a DVD. You don't have to hunt around several sites, install extra things. It's 1 package, bam!

I really really really don't agree that xine is easier. As if that wasn't obvious

Cool
 
Old 01-07-2003, 11:19 PM   #5
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/dev/hdc? I cant get it to extact there.
 
Old 01-08-2003, 01:20 AM   #6
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???
They were referring to how to symlink your actual DVD Drive to the /dev/dvd entry. First you need to figure out what device your DVD drive is, I do this by:
eject /dev/hdc
eject /dev/hdd

And so on, until my DVD ejects. Once the DVD drive ejects, I know which device it is. Then I make the symlink:
ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd
This makes it so Mplayer can play your DVD since it looks for /dev/dvd by default.

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Old 01-08-2003, 09:27 AM   #7
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When ever I type that, it says -s not found? any cause for this?
Cheers
 
Old 01-08-2003, 09:31 AM   #8
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what are you trying to do? it's
Code:
ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd
and will defintiely work on all standard systems. are you just typing "-s ...." and not "ln -s ..."?
 
  


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