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Old 09-17-2003, 12:42 PM   #1
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DVD Mounting in Red Hat 9


Ok So Im a little new to linux still but here is my situation

I have Red Hat 9 running on a Compaq Pressario 7000. I have a DVD drive in it, no cdrom.

When I first installed Red Hat, I was able to mount a DVD(Video)and look at the files on it. After I installed XINE everytime i went to mount the dvd i got the error message No Medium. Xine wasnt working to watch a DVD even with out mounting, like everyone says it should.

So I deleted everything, reloaded Red Hat and was able to mount again. Still had no way of playing a DVD. So I loaded MPlayer. and guess what, now I can't mount again.

Any Ideas?
 
Old 09-17-2003, 12:56 PM   #2
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I'm not sure how your mounting media dvd's or cd's but you shouldn't be able to. Unless there is data on the dvd as well, you shouldn't be able to mount.

mplayer and xine, and other players like that, that use media cd's and dvd's to play movies and such don't mount to play the same way you mount to read the files.

My only guess is something that Redhat uses emulates to mount to view the files, like when your in Windows until xine or mplayer is installed ot use to play them. But other than that, just play them, you won't be able to mount to view them.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 02:36 PM   #3
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i was mounting them originally using
mount /mnt/cdrom

stillworks fine for cds,just not dvds
"cdrom" is what linux gave to my dvd drive, its the only media drive in there, its on /dev/hdc

Like I said before I installed mplayer it would let me mount a dvd video using mount /mnt/cdrom. From what i read this just means i was able to look at the UDF format and find the video files and everything.

After I installed Mplayer or Xine i could no longer mount the dvd. Both XINE and Mplayer ARE NOT working to read dvds. If they were I really wouldnt worry about not being able to mount.

Mplayer give me the error message
libdvdread: could not open device with libdvdcss
libdvdread: cant open /dev/hdc for reading
Couldn't open DVD device : /dev/hdc

I have tried /dev/cdrom and that doesnt work either.


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Old 09-17-2003, 03:22 PM   #4
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How are you trying to play from mplayer? What command are you using?

You could just create a link to your actual device called /dev/dvd

ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd

To make things simple when playing from a device, etc.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 04:23 PM   #5
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Im actually using the GUI for mplayer. But when i try to make a link using

ln -s /dev/hdc /dev/dvd

i get file exists, mostly cause i've trad that already, its still wont mount, i didn't realize that would stay linked after i logged out

Is there some configuration file or something that mplayer would have altered? Cause I could mount fine before i installed it
 
Old 09-23-2003, 12:07 AM   #6
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No Ideas?
 
Old 10-04-2003, 08:25 PM   #7
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Actually I have the same Issue - anyone got any Ideas?
 
Old 10-06-2003, 03:01 PM   #8
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Well resolved my issue - just went thru the mplayer settings and in the advance tab change /dev/dvd to what the OS actually calls it [in my case] dev/cdrom1

Hey presto!
 
  


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