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Old 07-17-2003, 12:32 PM   #1
mason75
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mplayer 0.90, can't play dvd


hi folks,

i've downloaded and compiled mplayer 0.90. starting and playing avi, mpg etc. still woks, but playing a dvd doesn't.
i get the following error:

[mason@gondor: mason]$ gmplayer
Using GNU internationalization
Original domain: messages
Original dirname: /usr/share/locale
Current domain: mplayer
Current dirname: /usr/local/share/locale


MPlayer 0.90rc5-3.2.2 (C) 2000-2003 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS)

CPU: Advanced Micro Devices (Family: 6, Stepping: 1)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 3DNow 3DNowEx SSE

Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directory
Reading config file /localhome/mason/.mplayer/config
[cfg] read config file: /localhome/mason/.mplayer/gui.conf
Reading config file /localhome/mason/.mplayer/gui.conf
vo: X11 running at 1600x1200 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Reading /localhome/mason/.mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open '/localhome/mason/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: 50 audio & 136 video codecs
font: can't open file: /localhome/mason/.mplayer/font/font.desc
Font /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)
Failed to open /dev/rtc: No such device (mplayer should be setuid root or /dev/rtc should be readable by the user.)
Using usleep() timing
Can't open input config file /localhome/mason/.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
SKIN dir 1: '/localhome/mason/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 2: '/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin'

Playing /dev/dvd
libdvdread: Could not open device with libdvdcss.
libdvdread: Can't open /dev/dvd for reading
Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/dvd

can anybody help me please?

tia
 
Old 07-17-2003, 12:46 PM   #2
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you don't have /dev/dvd i'd assume

ln -s /dev/whatyourdvdactuallyis /dev/dvd
 
Old 07-17-2003, 12:46 PM   #3
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It cannot open your dvd device, which likely means you have to make the symlink, easiest way I can think of without recieving information about your drives would be (assuming you only have a DVD drive):
ln -sf /dev/cdrom /dev/dvd

However it's improper to symlink to a symlink. So instead what you should do is find out where /dev/cdrom is pointing, do that by typing:
ls -l /dev/cdrom
And it will show you where /dev/cdrom is pointing to. At that point you can then symlink to the correct device with (as root):
ln -sf /dev/hdx /dev/dvd
Where /dev/hdx is the device you find from the above (ls -l) command.

If none of this makes any sense to you, feel free to post up what you get from typing:
ls -l /dev/cdrom
And also tell us a bit about your drive setup (Is your DVD your only drive, where is it at, the Primary or Secondary channel, Slave/Master and so on).

Also, to play a DVD the command is:
mplayer -dvd 1
gmplayer just brings up the gui

Cool
 
Old 07-17-2003, 01:05 PM   #4
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the link exists and works correct:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 8 Jul 17 17:12 /dev/dvd -> /dev/hdb

that's the point i don't understand.

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Matthias
 
Old 07-17-2003, 01:14 PM   #5
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see the bottom of this page on my guide for more details and screenshots on what needs to be done:

http://members.rogers.com/ctmlinux/helpfultips.html
 
Old 07-17-2003, 01:47 PM   #6
mason75
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hi folks,
problem solved.

here's the solution:
it seems that in slackware 9 all disk entries in /dev have the following rights:

brw-rw---- 1 root disk 3, 0 Jun 9 2002 hdb

you still have to chmod 666 and voila it works!

the next time i'll think a little bit more before error typing.
thanks for your help.

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Matthias
 
  


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