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Old 05-05-2002, 11:27 AM   #1
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Mplayer - what? how?


Okay, after some hunting for libraries etc.. i got mplayer compiled. I downlaoded mp-arial-iso-8859-1.zip, and default skin. Installed the fonts and the skin in /usr/local/share/mplayer/fonts and /Skin. I couldnt start gmplayer still so i compied the default skin into .mplayer/Skin and now i can start gmplayer fine.
Now can someone explain me how the hell do i watch this dvd? I just put the dvd into the drive and fired up gmplayer that reported no media found. So i mounted the dvd and there was a something.exe and two dirs with weird extension files in them. I tried playing that .exe first, then the files from the dirs put gmplayer refused to play them, and by looking at the console output it said that they are not recognized as supported file types which makes sense cuz none of them had a "movie-like" extension.
So can someone now please let me know how do i play the damn DVD?
Thanks a lot in advance!

-NSKL
 
Old 05-05-2002, 02:07 PM   #2
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Might be encrypted. Or you might have the wrong region set.
 
Old 05-06-2002, 05:50 AM   #3
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you play dvd's as a device, not the individual files. the layout of a dvd file system is such that a standard player knows where everythign is and lods the disk as a whole..

anyway mplayer gui is alpha. go from the command line

mplayer -dvd 1
or
mplayer dvd://1

it's soooooooooooo much easier and sooooooooooo much faster than a gui anyway

but then if you actaully *READ* the doumentation, you'd already know all that ehh?

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Old 05-06-2002, 11:35 AM   #4
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Yeah, you're right, I AM a lazy bastard and i just read every 10th line of the documentation skipping most of it, and wasting your time as well.

You are perfectly right tho, i should have read everything..


Anyways i recompiled mplayer without the GUI and with --disable-runtime-cpudetection flag, however my dvd is setup as /dev/hdc not /dev/dvd like mplayer is assuming, and thus it reports that no dvd device could be found. I tried making a symbolic link from /dev/hdc to /dev/dvd but that didnt work, guess its a device file. So how do i point mplayer to /dev/hdc? i also tried mplayer -dvd-device /dev/hdc dvd 1 but i get "
Playing dvd
Not an URL!
File not found: 'dvd'
Playing 1
Not an URL!
File not found: '1'"

Thanks for all the help and sorry again for not reading the docs.. and i still didnt read them.. I just have no time, sorry again



-nskl

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Old 05-07-2002, 07:18 AM   #5
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1) make a symlink from hdc to dvd.

2) read the docs!!! you know that -dvd is an option!!

mplayer -dvd-device /dev/hdc -dvd 1
 
  


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