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libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 1-rc4a from http://xine.sf.net
libdvdread: Using libdvdcss version 1.2.8 for DVD access
libdvdread: Could not open /dev/hdc with libdvdcss.
libdvdread: Can't open /dev/hdc for reading
libdvdnav: vm: faild to open/read the DVD
(totem:1472): Gtk-WARNING **: Ignoring the separator setting
(totem:1472): Gtk-WARNING **: Ignoring the separator setting
i downloaded libdvdcss which worked for other people on the forums but for me it doesnt seem to work
i tried the mplayer thing and it didnt work, but here is the errors i get:
bash-2.05b# mplayer -vo xv dvd://
MPlayer 1.0pre4-3.2.3 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster 2412 MHz (Family: 8, Stepping: 7)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE SSE2
Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directo ry
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/config
Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/root/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/usr/local/etc/mplayer/c odecs.conf': No such file or directory
Using built-in default codecs.conf.
font: can't open file: /root/.mplayer/font/font.desc
font: can't open file: /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/font.desc
Using Linux hardware RTC timing (1024Hz).
Can't open input config file /root/.mplayer/input.conf: No such file or director y
Can't open input config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config
libdvdread: Could not open device with libdvdcss.
libdvdread: Can't open /dev/dvd for reading
Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/dvd
well, i'm sure you see by now that something is wrong with libdvdcss
i don't know what it could be, you may just want to recompile it
also, i didn't think mplayer used libdvdcss; i don't even have that installed!
anyway, does xine or mplayer start reading the dvd drive when you try to play the dvd? (ie, do you see the drive lights flash?)
check dmesg for anything new after you try to play the dvd (for example, i get the message you got in mplayer only if i try to play a dvd when there isn't one in the drive; dmesg then says cdrom: failed to open)
hmm, just had a thought... do you have ide-scsi enabled? (this point would be a good time to say which distro you're trying to get this to work in)
if you have ide-scsi enabled, you will have to use /dev/sr0 in slackware or /dev/scd0 in redhat
try mplayer -vo xv /dev/sr0 or xine /dev/sr0 (or scd0 if in redhat)
by default, ide-scsi emulation is enabled in slackware; it is necessary simply because of the structure of the 2.4 kernels and its inability to correctly work directly with ide cd drives
check lsmod, and if you see ide-scsi listed, check lilo.conf and see if you have the line append="hdc=ide-scsi" near the top; if not, either add that line under "timeout" or edit /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and comment out /sbin/modprobe ide-scsi
if you never want to burn cd's in a kernel 2.4.x, then i suggest removing the line /sbin/modprobe ide-scsi for /etc/rc.d/rc.modules (or just comment it out)
in this case, use /dev/hdc as the dvd drive
if you want to burn cd's (or also listen to audio cd's), then i suggest adding append="hdc=ide-scsi" near the top of lilo.conf (under timout or prompt would be fine)
in this case, use /dev/sr0 as the dvd drive
I'm having trouble getting xine to play DVDs on my new Linux machine. I've read everything in here and tried to get things working, but so far no luck. At first it was giving me an error message and said it couldn't open a few things (I have all the dvd libraries installed), but then I found out my dvd rom drive was on /dev/hdc and I also didn't have the /dev/dvd symbolic link, so I changed the /dev/hdc permissions to 666 and created the /dev/dvd link with the same permissions. Now when I try and play a DVD with xine it will look like its working and the play icon on the screen starts, but then xine exits completely without warning, and the process isn't even listed anymore. Maybe I should uninstall xine and the dvd libraries and try installing them again? I'm not sure if I installed xine or the libraries first... (by the way I'm running on Debian sarge)
Distribution: Gentoo 2004.2: Who needs exmmpkg when you have emerge?
R00ts: Try MPlayer, it could be something that Xine doesn't like about your system. Download the source package and compile with ./configure --enable-gui, make, and su -c make\ install. When that's done, try doing this command:
Longinus: TheOneAndOnly was right about having to enable SCSI emulation for the 2.4 kernels, but if don't want to do that to burn CDs and etc., you can try downloading a 2.6 kernel and using that, which doesn't require SCSI emulation.
yeah I thought about trying mplayer, but truth is I hate using it to play DVDs. It doesn't support DVD menus! (at least not the last version I used). I'll give it a shot though just to see what happens