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Old 03-07-2006, 06:05 PM   #1
nerzack
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Cannot watch DVD movie


Hello, this is my first experience with linux and my first question. I have an Acer Aspire 1620, which had Windows for a long. Its internal DVD-RW had broken, so I bought an external USB LG DVD-RW. In Windows, it worked fine. Now, I installed Linux (Mandrake 10.1 - also I tried Ubuntu 4.1 and Fedora Core 4, but I prefer Mandrake), it can read from the USB DVD, but when I insert DVD Movie, no response. Kaffeine doesn't realize a DVD movie is to play, and the same Totem does. What can I do?
Please be descriptive (i.e. don't say "mount the drive", but describe how to mount it). Thank you, and forgive my poor english.
 
Old 03-08-2006, 03:04 PM   #2
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If you search the forum for "play DVD" you will find plenty of threads on it already. Here's a hint: (commercial) DVDs are encrypted and you need additional libraries to access them.
 
Old 03-08-2006, 07:31 PM   #3
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You will have to specify the DVD drive as /dev/sda or whatever SCSI CD node it comes up as. Most distribution uses symbolic links to point to the DVD drive like /dev/dvd pointing to /dev/hdc.

BTW, I do not recommend using USB to play a DVD because USB has much higher latency than firewire. If you notice stuttering, you can use vobcopy to make a mirror copy of the DVD disc. You will need at least 9 GB.
 
  


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