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Okay so I type in mplayer -dvd /mnt/cdrom/video_ts/* and it starts up and gives the same errors "Sorry this file format is not recognized" for every vob file. There is nothing in the man pages that says how to deal with this.
This starts alot of DVD's that I have. A few have to use 2.
You will have to have your DVD drive have the symlink to /dev/dvd from the actual device, and if you don't you'll know after running that command and posting an error message if you get one. Alot of distro's make this symlink for you by default, but if your's didn't, no worries it's a piece of cake.
Mplayer is an excellent program, as you may already know. But to learn how great of a program it is, you can read the Documentation from the Mplayer's Website and also read the man page: man mplayer; this will help to recognize some of the awesome abilities you can utilize.
I also go through now and then and read the mailing lists, these have alot of "tips" that you would otherwise not know about too easily.
Yeah, that's not it either. What distro are you running? You probably will use the /dev/hdc You can also look at your /etc/fstab file and see what it's using. If you have questions, go ahead and post your /etc/fstab here and someone can probably help you out.
Cool, I am not the Master by far though Oh, and /dev/cdrom is only a symlink itself. It'll work, and shouldn't cause problems, but usually it's suggested that you run a symlink to the actual device. To find out what /dev/cdrom is symlinked to:
ls -l /dev/cdrom
This will show what it's symlinked to. Then you can symlink to that device. However, if you don't want to, you should be fine doing a symlink to a symlink, just for this situation. But in practice it's usually better to link to an actual device.