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Old 08-01-2003, 11:34 PM   #1
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Mplayer doesn't see my DVD


Is a DVD under /mnt or /dev?
I'v finally got Mplayer working and now I tried to play a DVD
but I get this error message.
Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/dvd

which leads me to believe that DVDplayers are under /dev/dvd(I looked for it but it ain't there.)
So that leads me to believe that I need to install/mount my DVD player

How is do I go about doing this?

 
Old 08-01-2003, 11:37 PM   #2
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I'm running on a laptop (IBM thinkpad T21)
 
Old 08-01-2003, 11:47 PM   #3
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under root user link your dvddrive device to /dev/dvd

for exemple :

ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd

the other solution is to look in the mplayer man for an option to modify defaut device search for --device or somethinf like that. (to read dvd under mplayer dont foret to use the -dvd n switch where n == 1 or 2 or 3 etc..
 
Old 08-01-2003, 11:49 PM   #4
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try /mnt/cdrom2. tell me if it works.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:00 AM   #5
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I don't even think my DVD is installed, I know I see it when Redhat boots misubitshi DVD soemthing. I'll give these ideas a shot but is there a "Device Manager"? or soemthing to where I can see if it is installed?
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:05 AM   #6
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im not familier w/ redhat, im a mandrake guy, but maybe you could try the xine player. it will play dvds w/ the correct decoders.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:08 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Umbrella
I don't even think my DVD is installed, I know I see it when Redhat boots misubitshi DVD soemthing. I'll give these ideas a shot but is there a "Device Manager"? or soemthing to where I can see if it is installed?
can you put your /etc/fstab here pliz
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:09 AM   #8
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Ok I went into Mplayer and changed the pref.
under Misc
DVD Device to /mnt/cdrom(which is my DVD)

trying again to play the DVD i get this....
error: Can't open VMG info!
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:13 AM   #9
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/mnt/cdrom is not a device its a mounting point put your /etc/fstab file here pliz
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:19 AM   #10
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LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults l l
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
/dev/hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom udf,iso9660 noauto,owner,dudzu,ro 0 0
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:22 AM   #11
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I got it to work much joy
just had to change it to /dev/cdrom
thanks for the insight brice2nice
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:24 AM   #12
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\o/ champagne for everyone !
 
  


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