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I'm a Linux newbie but successfully compiled and installed Xine and xine-ui on my machine. When I insert a DVD and click the "DVD tab" it reads the disc title (which displays in the ui) but then says "source can't be read. You may not have enough rights for this, or the source doesn't contain data." I added read access to the drive (just in case), but no chance.
I can see the files in my directory tree...any idea what I'm not doing right here?
"Steve, I CAN read the files from the tree...it just won't read them from Xine."
Then the problem is probably somewhere within Xine. Did you install the complete Xine package? I went to this site: http://xinehq.de/index.php/faq#BUILDING The only thing that I can find that you might be missing is libdvdcss or perhaps libdvdread.
Thanks...installed both libdvdcss and libdvdread and it works great now. One other issue has popped up, though. I'm running a Dell 650 with 1 GB memory and dual 2.4 GHz processors. The video seems quite smooth, but the audio cuts in and out frequently. I've tried setting the drive to use DMA:
#hdparm -d1 /dev/dvd
but it denies it. I saw a post in another section with someone else who had the DMA problem and it suggested adding:
options hd-cd dma=1
to the /etc/modules.conf file. It still doesn't allow me to set DMA. Thoughts?
the actual device is /dev/hdc. I've tried it here as well and there's no success. Then again, the machine is rather speedy, so I wonder if the DMA settings has anything to do with it. Another user had choppy audio and discovered an IRQ conflict with the sound card and the ethernet card. I have no idea how to check or fix this.
The only other thing that I can think of is a possible slowdown caused by sharing the IDE port. If you have a device on /dev/hdd then I/O to /dev/hdc and /dev/hdd can only run single file, not in paralel. So if you have an active device on /dev/hdd it will slow down the access to /dev/hdc.
does dma explicitely fail? it looks like your dvd player is set up as an IDE device. try using scsi emulation in either grub or lilo (insert boot option "hdc=ide-scsi" in either grub.conf or lilo.conf depending on which boot loader you use). when i installed red hat 7.3 on my dad's laptop, setting dma for his dvd (hdb) and cdrw (hdc) would always fail until i told them to use scsi emulation on boot.
doing this will set your dvd player to /dev/scd0 or /dev/scd1 depending on if that's the only cd/dvd peripheral you have (if only one, then /dev/scd0 should be the block device). you maybe need to edit your fstab and you'll definately need to relink /dev/dvd to the new device block.