LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-26-2008, 11:55 PM   #1
NightSky
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Texas :(
Distribution: Slackware64-13.37
Posts: 776

Rep: Reputation: 50
How do I view dvd in Slackware 12


Using Xfce 4.4.2, what do I need to do to view a DVD? I use audacious to listen to cds but never had the need to set anything up to view DVD till now. The following is my /etc/fstab
Quote:

#/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
Thanks
 
Old 07-27-2008, 12:01 AM   #2
T3slider
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Distribution: Slackware64-14.0
Posts: 2,244

Rep: Reputation: 621Reputation: 621Reputation: 621Reputation: 621Reputation: 621Reputation: 621
If you mean to watch a DVD movie, try using Xine (it includes menu support) or install VLC (a package and SlackBuild is available here).
 
Old 07-27-2008, 12:07 AM   #3
phantom_cyph
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Location: My HDD...
Distribution: WinXP for designing, Linux for life.
Posts: 2,329
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 47
VLC is definitely my favorite movie player. Make sure you have libdvdcss2 installed as well, or else your video will be very bad quality (if any video at all).
 
Old 07-27-2008, 03:38 AM   #4
ErV
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Location: Russia
Distribution: Slackware 12.2
Posts: 1,202
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by NightSky View Post
Using Xfce 4.4.2, what do I need to do to view a DVD?
Xine, Kaffeine, VLC or Mplayer.
 
Old 07-28-2008, 12:38 AM   #5
onebuck
Moderator
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Midwest USA, Central Illinois
Distribution: SlackwareŽ
Posts: 11,051
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 1373Reputation: 1373Reputation: 1373Reputation: 1373Reputation: 1373Reputation: 1373Reputation: 1373Reputation: 1373Reputation: 1373Reputation: 1373
Hi,
Quote:
Originally Posted by NightSky View Post
Using Xfce 4.4.2, what do I need to do to view a DVD? I use audacious to listen to cds but never had the need to set anything up to view DVD till now. The following is my /etc/fstab

Thanks
Do you want to play a DVD or view the content of a filesystem on DVD?

Several people have suggested ways to play a DVD. If you want to view the contents or filesystem on a DVD then you will first need to mount the dvd. You can mount a DVD via the cli;

Code:
~#mkdir /mnt/your_mount_point
~#mount /dev/Your_DVD /mnt/your_mount_point 
~#ls /mnt/your_mount_point      #do a 'man ls' to see options
The latter command will list the files for the filesystem.

You might need to add the -t along with the filesystem type for the mount command. Do a 'man mount' to get more information.
 
Old 11-12-2013, 09:15 PM   #6
NightSky
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Texas :(
Distribution: Slackware64-13.37
Posts: 776

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 50
Thank you all. Currently using MPlayer, Alien's last 13.37 Pkg. '20110624-x86_64-1alien.tgz' configures itself. I really like VLC but only ran it in XP. Sadly configuring Xine has proved illusive.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slackware 11 + Linux 2.6.17.13-smp + Benq DVD-ROM = Can't read dvd johndlagart Linux - Hardware 2 06-22-2007 01:37 AM
KDE Konqueror View Mode Icons (Image Preview/Tree View) sadarax Linux - General 7 06-27-2006 12:45 PM
how to view a DVD Movie from an .iso file? dallas3897 Linux - Software 4 10-20-2005 12:30 AM
dvd and dvd writer on Slackware jaakkop Linux - Hardware 5 07-27-2005 09:01 AM
how do I view or use files on my cdrecorder in slackware 10??? denizen Linux - Newbie 3 09-05-2004 08:32 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:01 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration