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Old 10-29-2005, 01:15 PM   #1
cyberguy2
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Lightbulb Playing VCDs In Linux (.dat extension)



Hi Everyone,

I recently installed Linux (Redhat Linux 9) along with windows.
I dont know any thing about linux.
Is there any software that can play VCDs the Files are Named (AVSEQ01.dat ,AVSEQ02.dat etc)
Please give tell me abot a software that helps me play such files. The Software should have a RPM package as i dont know how to install using the terminal.


And I have yet another question is there any way to mount windows drives during the Linux Boot Up. For mounting them i have to go to the terminal then type su, enter the root password and the by giving this command i am able to mount them mount -t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/WinC ( i have created a directory in /mnt named WinC)


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Old 10-29-2005, 01:26 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum

Xine and mplayer can play VCDs and other videos.
http://xinehq.de/index.php/releases
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html

As for mounting your windows partition, you need to edit the /etc/fstab file. First make a backup copy of the file, incase it gets messed up.
Login as root
Code:
cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab.bak
Now open the /etc/fstab in a text editor,
Code:
gedit /etc/fstab
Add this line at the end:
Code:
/dev/hda1       /mnt/WinC          vfat    auto,user,rw,umask=0000 0 2
All the best,
-Aku
 
Old 10-29-2005, 03:26 PM   #3
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Thank you this is a great site everything worked fine
U helped me in a very clear and lucid way.
thank you
I think with the help of this site may be i will kick windows.
 
Old 07-06-2008, 01:02 AM   #4
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Thanx a lot
 
Old 05-15-2009, 11:08 AM   #5
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Can't play vcd

when i try to play a vcd using mplayer, it shows the error

Error opening/initializing the selected video_out(-vo) device.
 
Old 05-15-2009, 12:16 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by macubex View Post
when i try to play a vcd using mplayer, it shows the error

Error opening/initializing the selected video_out(-vo) device.
Try:
Code:
mplayer -vo X11 [filename]
or

Code:
mplayer -vo xv [filename]
This is not a solution, but may be a workaround...
 
Old 05-15-2009, 12:43 PM   #7
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this is what i got

Quote:
mplayer -vo xv [filename]
rajan@r-1de4224f24df4:/media/cdrom0/mpegav$ mplayer -vo Xv avseq01.dat
MPlayer dev-SVN-r26940
CPU: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+ (Family: 15, Model: 79, Stepping: 2)
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled with runtime CPU detection.
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0: No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.

Playing avseq01.dat.
Seek failed
 
Old 01-03-2012, 12:15 PM   #8
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Xine

I just opened ubuntu software centre and typed in "xine" then a simple program like an plugin support for movie player pops out then I selected install. After this installation I can play any .vob and .dat files from any cd/Dvd.
 
  


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