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Old 11-30-2002, 01:20 AM   #16
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Not sure myself at this point. Maybe try a different DVD disc ? Could be the codecs used, maybe they don't like that DVD player... Hmmm...
 
Old 11-30-2002, 01:26 AM   #17
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Nope, it does it with several dvds. While I'm at it, how do I uninstall mplayer? No point in it wasting a huge amount of space.
 
Old 11-30-2002, 01:38 AM   #18
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It doesn't waste much space actually, it's very small. To uninstall most software, if compile from source, you enter the directory where you typed:
make install
and type:
make uninstall

And that should be it.

But you might wanna try fiddling a bit more, it's one of the best programs around.

What's the line you type to play it anyway?

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Old 11-30-2002, 01:44 AM   #19
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I've tried several different ways of playing it, but the line I use it is:

"mplayer -dvd 1 -dvd-device /dev/cdrom"
 
Old 11-30-2002, 01:49 AM   #20
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Ok, well you are specifying alot, but I don't think it'd be causing you problems like that, just try:
mplayer -vo xv -dvd 1

OR
mplayer -vo x11 -dvd 1

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Old 11-30-2002, 01:57 AM   #21
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When I type those it says, cannot find dvd device "/dev/dvd" which leads me to believe that linux doesn't recognize that this drive is in fact a DVD drive, which would mean that I flushed 80 bucks.
 
Old 11-30-2002, 01:57 AM   #22
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Here's the exact output:
"
Playing DVD title 1
libdvdread: Can't stat /dev/dvd
No such file or directory
Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/dvd
"
 
Old 11-30-2002, 02:00 AM   #23
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Nah, that just means you don't have the symlink setup correctly

No biggie

Do this in the terminal:
ls -l /dev/cdrom

Notice the device it's pointing to, now link /dev/dvd to it:
ln -sf /dev/WHATEVER /dev/dvd

where /dev/WHATEVER is what you find from:
ls -l /dev/cdrom

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Old 11-30-2002, 02:10 AM   #24
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weird, I did what you said, and it won't link it

ln -sf /dev/hdc /dev/dvd

hdc was what it was connected to..
 
Old 11-30-2002, 02:13 AM   #25
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Oh nm.. it worked ok, didn't have the dvd in LOL... but still is jerky as hell
 
Old 11-30-2002, 02:22 AM   #26
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Don't give up just yet, Acid_Kewpie is the resident expert and might have some other options for you, like drop frame and things.

Also, try caching maybe:

mplayer -vo xv -dvd 1 -cache 128

I don't know, might help

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Old 11-30-2002, 02:24 AM   #27
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it gives me an error saying my system is too slow to play this when I do the cache thing
 
Old 11-30-2002, 02:25 AM   #28
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It tells me that I have a slow CPU.. I guess 1.4ghz is slow nowadays, but lol...
 
Old 11-30-2002, 02:28 AM   #29
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I tried -cache 8192 and it helped a little bit, but it still was jerky and I lost the ability to type anything outside of the dvd window.
 
Old 11-30-2002, 02:29 AM   #30
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Oh, you might also wanna try compiling mplayer with different options, like this for example:
--enable-runtime-cpudetection Enable runtime CPU detection [disable]

That's something I used for better performance.

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