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Old 01-06-2004, 02:21 PM   #1
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Question How can I get DVDs to play in Fedora?


I have loaded all the libs and have xine installed and working but when I insert a DVD nothing happens and it doesn't show up in the mnt/cdrom/ section. I've never had such a hard time with any distro giving me problems like I've had with the DVD and Mp3 features in Fedora. Any suggestions?

 
Old 01-06-2004, 02:49 PM   #2
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Every thing works but DVD!

Even DiVx! But why not DVD? Help!
 
Old 01-06-2004, 08:09 PM   #3
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Angry Does nobody know anything about DVD playback?!?

Please let me know about Fixing my problem with not being able to play DVDs! I really need help here!

 
Old 01-06-2004, 09:01 PM   #4
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Wink Playing of DVD's

hello there,

There is no need for the dvd to get shown in the /mnt/cdrom link. I am using fedora core 1.0 in my pc. i have installed xine-lib and xine-ui as the frontend. Well make sure that the dvd device is linked to cdrom drive. this could be done by using creating a symbolic link. for example if your cdrom device is hdc then the following is the command

ln -s /dev/dvd /dev/hdc.


Once u do this open up the xine user interface and click on dvd and it should open up without any problem

hope that the above solution solves the problem

with regards
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Old 01-06-2004, 09:22 PM   #5
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Well, I tried that....

And this is what it told me when I tried to play DVD in Xine:

The source can't be read.
Maybe you don't have enough rightsfor this, or source
doesn't contain data (e.g.: not disc in drive). (/dev/dvd)

Then:

-xine engine error-
There is no input plugin available to handle 'dvd:/'.
Maybe MRL syntax is wrong or file/stream source doesn't exist.

What do you think?

 
Old 01-06-2004, 10:56 PM   #6
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Smile Xine Problem

Well it seems that xine is having a problem. I have this same problem if i try to run tv using xine. but that is understandable since i have not installed the tv plugin in xine. But in the case of dvd's xine automatically has the plugin. hope u have downloaded the source from the site and then compiled it.

But there is one catch here--- xine plays ordinary dvd's all by itself. but if you are trying to play encrypted dvd's you have install the library for it and recomplie xine with the encrypted dvd support availiable..

well if you have redhat 8.0 cd's or the pc quest magazine 8.0 cd with u there is a player called mplayer with it which u might be knowing. it would play dvd's as well. well make sure u have created the symbolic links before running dvd's as u did before

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Old 01-07-2004, 07:30 AM   #7
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there is no /dev/dvd, therefore your dvd drive is /dev/cdrom.

I have my dvd drive working in fedora fine. Just change your drive in xine and other programs so it looks at /dev/cdrom instead of /dev/dvd.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 09:04 AM   #8
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I installed the lib first

I installed the lib first. I'll try changing it to /dev/cdrom. I tried dev/hdc/ but that didn't work. Thanks.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 09:12 AM   #9
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Success! Thank you! My last dependency on windows has been broken! Yay! Beat up Billy!
 
Old 01-08-2004, 01:19 PM   #10
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Re: Well, I tried that....

Quote:
Originally posted by beatupbilly
And this is what it told me when I tried to play DVD in Xine:

The source can't be read.
Maybe you don't have enough rightsfor this, or source
doesn't contain data (e.g.: not disc in drive). (/dev/dvd)

Then:

-xine engine error-
There is no input plugin available to handle 'dvd:/'.
Maybe MRL syntax is wrong or file/stream source doesn't exist.

What do you think?


This erro can also be because there are some missing decoding libraries-can't remember which but I had the same issue-just search google for the error message.

I also did ln -l /dev/cdron /dev/dvd worked fine

Ian
 
Old 01-08-2004, 01:42 PM   #11
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You need to go into xine's preferences and under input change /dev/dvd to /dev/cdrom.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 05:51 PM   #12
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DVDs in linux

You get to play DVDs by using VideoLAN
 
Old 01-27-2004, 05:59 PM   #13
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On the contrary, Video LAN doesn't play everything and will have the same dev deection problem under Fedora as XINE in this particular hardware config.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 12:34 PM   #14
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Play DVDs in linux

When I installed VideoLAN it took care of identifying my drives. It plays whatever I put into my DVD or CDRom.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 09:02 PM   #15
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Newbie needs help!

I am getting similar error messages. Cannot find input plugin for MRL [dvd:/]
Cannot open MRL [dvd:/]

What does all this mean? Where would I type the commands.. ln -s /dev/dvd /dev/hdc ?

This is probably my last barrier to getting rid of Windows!!


Rick
 
  


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