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Old 08-10-2010, 10:08 PM   #1
Lufbery
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Problem with VLC 1.1.1 on Slackware 13.1 (with both 32 and 64 bits)


This is a strange problem that I did not have on Slackware 13.0 with VLC-1.0.2, but has shown up with 13.1 and VLC 1.1.1. (All of the VLC packages I'm talking about come from Alien BOB!)

First problem, when I try to play a DVD by going to File -> Open Disk -> DVD -> Play, I get this error:

Code:
Playback failure:
DVDRead could not open the disc "/dev/hda".
Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'dvd:///dev/hda'. Check the log for details.
Which makes sense because of the LibATA switch-over. Right? The DVD shouldn't be /dev/hda anymore.

(There is no log, BTW, I hadn't set one up in the preferences).

I can still choose to open a directory and simply click on the DVD in the open directory dialog box (/media/<DVD name>). Then everything plays without a problem.

Is this an easy fix?
 
Old 08-10-2010, 10:17 PM   #2
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Okay, it was an easy fix. When opening a disk, I needed to specify /dev/dvd and then it played the movie without problems. The same goes for /dev/cdrom for audio CDs.
 
Old 08-10-2010, 11:30 PM   #3
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Ack! Okay, how do I make /dev/dvd and /dev/cdrom the default locations?
 
Old 08-11-2010, 01:58 AM   #4
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Just curious but did you try deleting your vlc config files in your /home directory? Upon restart it should pick up /dev/dvd for you.
 
Old 08-11-2010, 06:58 AM   #5
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Daedra,

That's a great idea! I'll give that a shot when I get home this evening. Thanks!
 
Old 08-11-2010, 09:50 PM   #6
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So, VLC does not have local configuration settings in the my home directory. However, there is a place to set the default optical device in the settings. I set it to /dev/dvd and everything seems to be working -- even for audio CDs.
 
Old 08-12-2010, 07:49 AM   #7
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Hi Lufbery,

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Originally Posted by Lufbery View Post
So, VLC does not have local configuration settings in the my home directory.
Perhaps in $HOME/.config/vlc/vlcrc?

Andrew
 
  


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