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Old 08-06-2004, 12:26 PM   #16
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You need to install a library to allow dvd playback.

If you're running linspire, then install dvd player from click'n'run.

On fedora, install ogle, which is a great free dvd player.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 09:17 AM   #17
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I can't play DVD's. I hear sound, but I get no picture! Any suggestions? I have tried Xine, Mplayer, Totem en VideoLAN, all of them play sound and all of them give me a black screen...
 
Old 08-09-2004, 01:48 PM   #18
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The command arguments were reversed, this is what it should be :

ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd

Be ware that depending on where your DVD is connected (Master, Slave, Primary, Secondary) its name might be different, not necessarily /dev/hdc. If you have a a DVD-RW its name is even different, e.g. /dev/scd0 .

To figure out 'exactly' the name, run Hardware Brower in System Tool menu and look for CD-ROM devices.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 02:23 PM   #19
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if you get sound but no video it usually means that you are lacking the codec for the video type for DVDs you most likely need libdvdcss-1.2.8.tar.gz to unencrypt the video you should also get libxine1-w32dll and w32codec-20040704-0 these will give you the codecs for watching just about any mainstream video format (.mov .wmv .avi .mpg and I believe .rm)
 
Old 08-10-2004, 10:50 AM   #20
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What does all this mean? Where would I type the commands.. ln -s /dev/dvd /dev/hdc ?
.............

Your line was reversed, it should be:

ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd

It might help to do this as well: chmod a+rw /dev/dvd /dev/hdc
 
Old 12-12-2004, 12:01 AM   #21
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ln -s /dev/dvd /dev/hdc

this is called a symbolic link. You type it in the Terminal (black or white window usally named the terminal by default).

in fact you are wrong the command above is correct. You want the DVD to be linked to your hd?. I put a ? mark because it maybe differnet on your system. It could be hdd,hdc,hde,hdf, or anything like that if you have many drives installed on your computer.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 09:17 PM   #22
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I am having the same problem with the 2 errors that pop up. The thing is I can watch them fine as root but not as a regular user. The symbolic links are there I made them awhile ago. HELP!!!
 
Old 01-11-2005, 10:20 PM   #23
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You need to make sure you have the proper rights to your /dev/hdc (maybe different on your computer).

You can change the rights of any symbolic link or device by:
chmod 770 /dev/hdc

You need to be root to use the chmod command.

Another recommendation is create a DVD group on your computer and use the:
"chgrp" command as root.

If you dont know how to use any commands you can always type --help at the end of the command.

Like this:

chgrp --help

If you cant see somthing at the top, hold shift key, the press page up or page down to move through the terminal.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 01:30 AM   #24
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did you install libdvdcss, libdvdnav, libdvdplay, libdvdread ? these are llb's needed to read copy protected DVD's
 
Old 01-12-2005, 01:51 AM   #25
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Install libdvdcss and try ogle.
Rohan.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 12:42 PM   #26
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It makes me angry whem people always recommend another program. Most people want to solve the problem they have, not install another program that may create more problems. Dependancies on video programs for DVD are extreamly fussy. And if you install Ogle, you may never get other DVD palyers to work and then your stuck with just Ogle. In other cases I have seen you can get all to work. This all depends on the amount troubleshooting you want to do, what hardware you have, and so on.

But your problem is simple, you just need to fix the rights to the drive that you are popping the DVD in. Sometimes that maybe a few locations. Like the simlink your created and then the /dev/hdc if thats your CD-ROM drive.

Also, do not leave a DVD in while changing the rights. It wont work.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 03:28 PM   #27
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Quote:
Originally posted by rohandhruva
Install libdvdcss and try ogle.
Rohan.

Just what Rohan said
 
Old 01-13-2005, 12:02 AM   #28
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Quote:
Originally posted by tcomputerchip
It makes me angry whem people always recommend another program. Most people want to solve the problem they have, not install another program that may create more problems. Dependancies on video programs for DVD are extreamly fussy. And if you install Ogle, you may never get other DVD palyers to work and then your stuck with just Ogle. In other cases I have seen you can get all to work. This all depends on the amount troubleshooting you want to do, what hardware you have, and so on.

But your problem is simple, you just need to fix the rights to the drive that you are popping the DVD in. Sometimes that maybe a few locations. Like the simlink your created and then the /dev/hdc if thats your CD-ROM drive.

Also, do not leave a DVD in while changing the rights. It wont work.
Hi,

Why not recomend another program, that makes it easier to play DVDs and is specifically meant for doing that ? And, using yum creates no dependence problems. I hope you (tcomputerchip) do use Fedora Core 3... Everyone knows yum is apt-get of RPM. Hence, what i suggest you, coming back to the original problem, go to fedorafaq.org as that answers many problems related to multimedia in fedora. There, install the "yum.conf" provided by fedorafaq. Then, as root, run "yum install libdvdcss" and after that "yum install ogle". However, you may prefer to get xine or mplayer or vlc (videloan client), as they support DVD playback. Be warned, though, that mplayer does not have as good DVD navigation as xine. Though, i still feel ogle is your best bet.

If it still doesnt work, check your symlinks. If you have only one DVD drive, say on /dev/hdc , then as root "ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd" and "ln -s /media/cdrom /mnt/dvd"... Then, as root, do "vi /etc/group" and add your user name to the group "disk", it should be something like this "disk:x:6:root,<your username>"...

Actually, it will be very helpful if you post your complete hardware and their corresponding entries on /dev , that way i will help u creta symlinks properly...

Please reply here if you have any problems..

Rohan.

Last edited by rohandhruva; 01-13-2005 at 12:11 AM.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 02:42 AM   #29
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hi all,

let me help ;-)

for all your multimedia playback needs please reffer to the instructions on this site and set up your yum/apt repositories as explained!

http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...ion_notes.html
 
Old 10-25-2006, 02:00 AM   #30
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Cool how do I get my Zine Dvd player to work. I need help!!!!

I need the codec for it to play and also Im brand new to the Zandros operating system.Can someone give me some help on how to download a file and then recover the file from the Xandros operating system.And finally help me to get my Zine Dvd player to work and play Dvd,s.
Thank You,
Curtis,
 
  


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