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I'm having an awful time trying to be able to play videos. I've installed MPlayer and Xine, but niether of them can play videos. That Mpeglib thing doesn't work either. I can usually hear sound (not from xine), but all I get is a black screen. The same goes for dvd's. Can I configure Mplayer to use something to play videos/dvd's? I'm so confused that I don't know where to start.
Thanks- I downloaded the libraries and recompiled with gui support. Then I got the videos to play (just some regular mpegs of my fav. band ).
Now I have a different problem. When I choose any sound driver (OSS seems to work best) the video becomes extremely slow and sometimes the sound gets 'hiccups'. Then I get a message telling me my system is too slow to play that file. It gives me tips, but the ones I tried don't work. I've tried -ao sdl and stuff like that, but they don't help. I know my system is fine, I have a SoundBlaster Live! that works fine with everything else- AMD Athlon XP 1800 CPU, 512 RAM. What could be the problem?
Well, I kinda got Mplayer running now after messing with hdparm. When I try to play a dvd in user mode, I get this error:
Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system startup scripts.
Using usleep() timing
Can't open input config file /home/zander/.mplayer/input.conf : No such file or directory
Can't open input config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/input.conf : No such file or directory
Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config
Playing DVD title 2
libdvdread: Could not open device with libdvdcss.
libdvdread: Can't open /dev/dvd for reading
Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/dvd
Can someone tell me what this means and how I can make it work? Thanks.
Yeah, libdvdcss isn't mandatory but it is helpful to have under the belt, as for you problem, does the /dev/dvd exist and point to the right device? Is the actual device has permissions set to allow non-root users to read from it at least?
On my setup
ls -l /dev/dvd
lrwxrwxrwx root root yada yada /dev/dvd->/dev/hdd
ls -l /dev/hdd
br--r--r-- root root yada yada /dev/hdd