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Old 08-01-2004, 05:59 PM   #1
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Suse9.1 Pro and DVD+R


I recently installed Suse 9.1 Professional on my home computer. Wanting it to play DVDs, I installed Xine and its modules. Now, commercial DVDs play great. No problems there.

I encountered a problem when I attempted to play one of the DVDs I had burned while my computer was still running Windows XP. I had used a program called Sonic DLA, and they were DVD+R discs. Suse doesn't seem to recognize that they have anything on them. I installed UDF tools on my computer via YAST, but this didn't solve the problem. I get the following error when I try to read from the discs:

Could not enter folder /media/dvd

If I use "mount /dev/dvd /media/dvd" I get the following:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/dvd, or too many mounted file systems

If I use "mount -t udf /dev/dvd /media/dvd" I get the same.

If I try and run Xine and have it read the disc, I get this:

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

and

The source can't be read. Maybe you don't have enough rights for this, or source doesn't contain data.

I have used these DVDs in Windows computers, so I know they aren't bad discs. I just can't figure out why its not working. I'm still pretty new to Linux, so... I wouldn't be surprised if it was something pretty simple, but... its still frustrating. Thanks for any help!

Brian Misamore
 
Old 08-02-2004, 12:49 AM   #2
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Try "mount /dev/hdc /media/dvd" instead of /dev/dvd. There's no device such as /dev/dvd. But in my xine, I don't need to mount it, to watch dvd's. Xine just plays it, when I click the "dvd" button.

Did you try this xine?
http://cambuca.ldhs.cetuc.puc-rio.br/xine/
 
Old 08-02-2004, 11:26 AM   #3
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Same result.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 04:00 PM   #4
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Hrm, just noticed this: when I put a burned DVD into the drive, it makes the same half-starting sound that a dying DVD player makes when it can't read a DVD at all. But... if I load in Windows, everything loads fine...

I'm wondering if its a driver issue, but, if so - how can I change it?

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Old 08-02-2004, 05:06 PM   #5
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As su or root try
mount -vft auto /dev/dvd /media/dvd

Gives us everything it prints to the terminal.

You can also do
mount -vfst auto /dev/dvd /media/dvd

Is /dev/dvd your dvd drive or is /dev/scd0. Do you have the directory /media/dvd created.

You may have to recompile the kernel to support additional filesystems or download them and install them as modules (drivers).

I think Sonic DLA used its own kind of filesytem that only Windows knows. Did you try the DVD discs with a MAC.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 06:19 PM   #6
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They both produce:
/dev/hda on /media/dvd type auto (rw)

/dev/dvd is a link to /dev/hda, which is my dvd drive. (I think) I have a /media/dvd directory created.

I haven't tried on a Mac - don't have access to one.

I'm going to have to copy these again, aren't I?
 
Old 08-02-2004, 11:12 PM   #7
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If they output a message saying "/dev/hda on /media/dvd type auto (rw)" then its mounted. Did you try accessing the drive.

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I'm going to have to copy these again, aren't I?
Probably, you can try to use branded DVD-R discs and burn them at 1X speeds. You may want to use Nero instead of Sonic DLA and burn with UDF for the filesystem just in case there is any combatibility problems. You could use mencoder, ffmpeg, or transcode to copy the DVD movie and burn it with either cdrecord or dvdrecord.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 08:37 AM   #8
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I've tried accessing the drive with Xine, by opening the folder in KDE, and by opening a terminal to go to the directory to ls. No luck.

Ok, so... looks like I'm going to have to reburn the DVDs. <sigh> Thanks for all your help, I appreciate it a lot.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 01:50 PM   #9
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I meant access the drive through a filemanager. Try using mplayer it should work.
 
  


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