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Chey 11-25-2012 04:23 PM

VLC doesn't play DVDs as user, fine as root
 
Okay, now that I've added a user, I find that VLC will not recognize any DVDs that I put in. Plays fine as root.

I have the VLC version that includes restricted codecs.

Groups for "user" were added to include audio and video.

Where do I look or what is needed for me to change in order for "user" to watch DVDs?

mrclisdue 11-25-2012 04:36 PM

What other groups is your user part of?

When creating a user, if you use the "up" arrow key when queried about other groups, you will be presented:

Code:

users lp floppy audio video cdrom plugdev power netdev scanner
If this is not already the case for you, then that's all I've got for now.

cheers,

Chey 11-25-2012 04:49 PM

When I created new user, I did use the up arrow key and assigned those groups to the user.

This solved the audio problem I was having and read about in one of the forum posts, but doesn't solve the video.

Thanks for the input!!

mrclisdue 11-25-2012 05:03 PM

Ok.

If you start vlc from a vt, are there any useful msgs?

cheers,

Chey 11-25-2012 05:49 PM

This is what I get when running terminal mode;

bash-4.2$ vlc
VLC media player 2.0.4 Twoflower (revision 2.0.3-289-g6e6100a)
[0x9c0a9e8] main demux error: corrupt module: /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/access/libdvdnav_plugin.so
[0x9b73ae8] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.

Then when I go to play the DVD this comes up;

[0xb1600960] main demux error: corrupt module: /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/access/libdvdnav_plugin.so
[0xb1600960] main demux error: corrupt module: /usr/lib/vlc/plugins/access/libdvdread_plugin.so
[0xb6e00618] main input error: open of `dvd:///dev/sr0' failed

mlangdn 11-25-2012 08:08 PM

You didn't mix x86 and x86_64 packages, did you?

comet.berkeley 11-25-2012 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chey (Post 4836807)
Okay, now that I've added a user, I find that VLC will not recognize any DVDs that I put in. Plays fine as root.

I have the VLC version that includes restricted codecs.

Groups for "user" were added to include audio and video.

Where do I look or what is needed for me to change in order for "user" to watch DVDs?

Besides audio and video, my "user" belongs to cdrom and plugdev.

Use the "groups" command to see what groups a user belongs to:

#groups user
user : users audio video

Then run the "usermod" command with the -G option to change the groups to which a user belongs:

#usermod -G users,audio,video,cdrom,plugdev user

Chey 11-26-2012 10:39 AM

These are the groups that my user account has assigned:

Code:

users lp floppy audio video cdrom plugdev power netdev scanner
I'm running a 32 bit system and software, and VLC is fine in root mode, but not user.


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