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When I try to play a dvd, mplayer searches in /dev/dvd, yet RH won't let me mount /dev/dvd, it only allows /dev/cdrom. Does anyone know how I can get my dvd working with mplayer, under these conditions?
I wouldn't call this an emergency or anything, I mean I have a nice 32" flatscreen digital telelision and a dvd player for that. I just wanted to test mplayer. Here is what I did.
1) downloaded MPlayer-0.90rc3.tar.bz2
2) tar -jxvf MPlayer-0.90rc3.tar.bz2
3) cd MPlayer-0.90rc3
6) make install
Than I had to create the smbolic link as shown above in this post. It all worked, just that the dvd playback is choppy on my hardware AMD 1 ghz processor (I think it's a K6 or K7) and I forget the name of my video card but it's 32 bit.
It's probably on your disc(s) in RPM form. I am at work though, so I cannot open up a tarball. Is there a makefile? If so, run make then make install. Also, look at the make first to season it to your needs.
-rw-r--r-- 1 dean dean 6233 Nov 24 15:53 Changelog
drwxr-xr-x 2 dean dean 4096 May 16 2002 contrib
-rw-r--r-- 1 dean dean 17956 Nov 24 15:54 hdparm.8
-rw-r--r-- 1 dean dean 48306 Nov 24 15:52 hdparm.c
-rw-r--r-- 1 dean dean 1005 May 9 2002 hdparm.h
-rw-r--r-- 1 dean dean 1945 Nov 24 15:56 hdparm.lsm
-rw-r--r-- 1 dean dean 1329 Nov 19 2001 hdparm-sysconfig
-rw-r--r-- 1 dean dean 34605 May 22 2002 identify.c
-rw-r--r-- 1 dean dean 1295 Oct 21 15:37 Makefile
-rw-r--r-- 1 dean dean 1893 Apr 24 2002 README.acoustic
I searched for the rpm on the RH package list system utility, however it does not provide enough detail to select individual items like hdparm.