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ricky_ds 08-28-2004 06:49 PM

Problems reading some DVDs with Mplayer or Totem on Mdk 10
 
Some of the DVDs I own or I borrowed from a friend play perfectly with MPlayer or Totem (from PLF), some of them being code 2 (my region), some others being from asia. So I'm pretty confident the zones are not a problem.

However, some of the DVDs, code 2, don't play nice with me. When loading the movie with Totem, I get 2 error dialogs. The first dialog says "Totem could not read dvd://; no plugin is available for this movie type" and immediately covered by the second dialog: "An error occured; The movie /dev/cdroms/cdrom1 could not be read."

MPlayer, on its side, claims: "Can't open VMG info"

According to threadid=38889, a test is to check whether the files on the DVD can be actually read.

Here's what I get:

Code:

$ pwd
/mnt/cdrom2/VIDEO_TS
$ ll
insgesamt 7201172
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295      14336 Jan 17  2002 VIDEO_TS.BUP
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295      14336 Jan 17  2002 VIDEO_TS.IFO
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295    1542144 Jan 14  2002 VIDEO_TS.VOB
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295      14336 Jan 14  2002 VTS_01_0.BUP
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295      14336 Jan 14  2002 VTS_01_0.IFO
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295          0 Jan 14  2002 VTS_01_0.VOB
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295    7471104 Jan 14  2002 VTS_01_1.VOB
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295      92160 Jan 17  2002 VTS_02_0.BUP
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295      92160 Jan 17  2002 VTS_02_0.IFO
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295  129910784 Jan 17  2002 VTS_02_0.VOB
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295 1073739776 Jan 14  2002 VTS_02_1.VOB
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295 1073739776 Jan 14  2002 VTS_02_2.VOB
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295 1073739776 Jan 14  2002 VTS_02_3.VOB
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295  274618368 Jan 14  2002 VTS_02_4.VOB
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295 1073739776 Jan 14  2002 VTS_02_5.VOB
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295 1073739776 Jan 14  2002 VTS_02_6.VOB
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295 1063061504 Jan 14  2002 VTS_02_7.VOB
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295      20480 Jan 14  2002 VTS_03_0.BUP
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295      20480 Jan 14  2002 VTS_03_0.IFO
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295          0 Jan 14  2002 VTS_03_0.VOB
-r--r--r--  1 4294967295 4294967295  528414720 Jan 14  2002 VTS_03_1.VOB

If I look at these files with Konqueror, it shows me the "movie" icon for VTS_02_2.VOB, VTS_02_3.VOB, VTS_02_4.VOB and VTS_02_7.VOB. All others have another icon (white sheet with a blue line above, except for the two empty files, which don't have the blue line).

Code:

$ file VTS_02_7.VOB
VTS_02_7.VOB: MPEG system stream data
$ file VTS_02_6.VOB
VTS_02_6.VOB: ERROR: cannot read `VTS_02_6.VOB' (Input/output error)

So all of these files which don't get detected as a movie have an Input/output error. What's the cause of this? is it a hardware problem? Is it a medium problem? is it a configuration problem? or even a software problem?

I'd be glad to hear your insights.

slyman 08-29-2004 08:20 PM

Is your DVD region free?

It may be region locked.

ricky_ds 08-29-2004 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by slyman
Is your DVD region free?

It may be region locked.

No. As I mentioned above, I'm playing without any kind of problems DVDs from both Europe and Asia (and even USA), so this is really out of question. And besides, the DVDs I'm having problems are from my zone (Europe) so is my player, so my region would be the last they would lock, would they?


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