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Old 12-27-2004, 11:28 PM   #1
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mplayer help


Hey, i seem to have a problem with playing dvds in mplayer. It will work fine with xine(ie shows the dvd menu, etc)

but with mplayer it will open the dvd and go to one chapter i think then just quit, won't let me view the menu or select anything


What's the matter with this?
 
Old 12-28-2004, 02:02 AM   #2
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I think the DVD navigation is still in development. You can apparently try using -dvdnav on the command line, but at the end of the day Xine is currently a better choice for using DVDs with their menus.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 02:34 AM   #3
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This doesn't answer your question, but I can't seem to get DVDs to play back at all even with xine. I click the dvd icon on it's gui, and it displays the legal stuff, and the rating but after that it crashes or says it can't load and that i might not have the right permissions or something. Have you had this problem? I installed libdvdnav-0.1.10 from source, too.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 02:37 AM   #4
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search google for a file called libdvdcss-1.2.8-2

That should solve your problem
 
Old 12-28-2004, 02:54 AM   #5
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i love you so much

 
Old 12-28-2004, 04:05 AM   #6
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Wow, you posted a question and ended up solving someone else's problem... awesome catch
I forgot to add (though you might already know) that you can pick which track you want to play with mplayer via the dvd URL - e.g to play track 2, use 'mplayer dvd://2'
 
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Yep, Thanks everyone.. and yes, you're welcome
 
Old 12-28-2004, 04:45 PM   #8
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I've been following this thread and have been able to get interactive menus for dvds working in xine, but not in mplayer; is this possible? I have libdvdread, libdvdnav and libdvdcss all installed. When I open dvd in mplayer it starts playing the first option. Are the menus possible? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-28-2004, 04:58 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by CroMagnon
I think the DVD navigation is still in development. You can apparently try using -dvdnav on the command line, but at the end of the day Xine is currently a better choice for using DVDs with their menus.
It would seem that this is true, as I cannot navagate in MPlayer either. And I believe it is actually stated on their FAQ.

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/faq.html#id2895807

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From the link above
Q: What about DVD navigation/menus?

A: MPlayer does not support DVD menus due to serious architectural limitations that prevent proper handling of still images and interactive content. If you want to have fancy menus, you will have to use another player like xine, vlc or Ogle. If you want to see DVD navigation in MPlayer you will have to implement it yourself, but be aware that it is a major undertaking.
Oh well. Xine is fine.

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