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I just installed xine in Red Hat 9, hoping that would let me play movie DVDs.
(Used apt to install it; seemed to install properly.)
Then I installed libdvdcss-1.2.8-1.fr.i386.rpm
But still can't open a DVD. There's nothing wrong with the drive -- it plays music cd's and reads data cd's with no problem. But when I put in a movie DVD -- nothing.
I started up Xine from the gnome menu; clicked on the dvd button & got:
xine engine error - Input plugin failed to open mrl 'dvd:/'
the source can't be read. Maybe you don't jhave enough rights for this, or source doesn't contain data (e.g. not disk in drive.) (/dev/dvd)
I'm sure there's nothing wrong with the disk or the drive, but this may be a clue to the problem.
In the device manager, my dvd drive (Pioneer DVD-ROM AtapiModel DVD-115 0122) is listed as /dev/hdc. I have no /dev/dvd.
Do I have to do something to configure xine for this?
Find the xine setup screen, & under the "input" tab, the first entry is "device used for dvd drive". In my case I had to change it from /dev/dvd to /dev/hdc to correspond with the way red hat installed my dvd drive.
I had all the required bits, but they had been compiled/installed before I had the DVD drive, so it wasn't taken into account. I uninstalled Xine completely and remade it from scratch and now I have the DVD button and fullscreen video o/p.